Harry Potter

13 Times You Were Totally an Adult Ravenclaw  

Michael Graff
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List Rules If you just know the Sorting Hat would have made you a Ravenclaw, vote up the "adult Ravenclaw" feelings you feel the most.

Ravenclaw may have the most eclectic members of all the Hogwarts Houses in Harry Potter. They range from Luna Lovegood to Cho Chang and thanks to extra sources we know that Gilderoy Lockhart, Filius Flitwick, Quirinus Quirrell, and Sybill Trelawney were all Ravenclaws as well. But among all who are sorted into Ravenclaw, wisdom, individuality and learning are held in the highest regard.

What about after school though? It’s easy to lose touch with your inner Ravenclaw a bit after you graduate. You’re not surrounded by your housemates or spending time in the common room every day and you’re stepping into the adult world, with all the serious business that entails.

But there are times when the real world brings forth your adult Ravenclaw. There are also plenty of times when sentimental old school antics take over or when Ravenclaw memes are just perfect for your grown up life. If you’ve ever found yourself feeling the feels described below, they’re good indicators for how to know you're a Ravenclaw - one who's all grown up!
Critical thinking is very impo... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 13 Times You Were Totally an Adult Ravenclaw
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Critical thinking is very important to you.
This is where the whole “ready mind” thing comes into play. Ravenclaws are the best at learning throughout their lives and the wisest learners know that how you think is far more important than what you think. In the adult world critical thinking broadens your perspectives even further and compels you to make informed decisions about everything from politics to food to finances.
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You don’t care what people thi... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 13 Times You Were Totally an Adult Ravenclaw
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You don’t care what people think of your idiosyncrasies.
Ravenclaws pride themselves on their eccentric quirks. You know you’re an adult Ravenclaw if you still break out into random song or randomly quote shows or movies, even at work or around the office. It doesn’t matter if nobody else get the reference, as long as it captures your feeling in the moment.
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You question traditions and th... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 13 Times You Were Totally an Adult Ravenclaw
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You question traditions and the status quo.
The explanation of “we have always done it this way” does not satisfy you. Especially as you get older and get more context in a variety of situations. You see so many ways that the world could be better, happier, and more productive.

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You look for friends who also ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 13 Times You Were Totally an Adult Ravenclaw
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You look for friends who also don’t like small talk.
Introversion is common among Ravenclaws, and when you’re an adult, you have even less patience for shallow conversations. With an adult Ravenclaw mind, you like to keep friends who will stimulate you mentally. Why gossip and agree with each other all day when there are vexing issues just waiting for a clever answer to be unearthed through rigorous debate?
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