Ambition – Slytherins know what they want and how to get it. They strive for success, an often have clear dreams and goals to which they aspire. Once they have a goal, Slytherins are very determined in achieving their dreams.
Cunning and Resourcefulness – they see the worth of people or things that others may not and use this insight to get ahead. They handle new situations with flexibility and initiative, often seeing solutions that others might overlook. Slytherins are analytic and like to break down how people, groups, and structures work in order to have better control or functionality in them.
Self-Preservation and Loyalty – Slytherins place less emphasis on humanitarian and selfless values, instead valuing their own well being. However, Slytherins are not inherently selfish. Slytherins have a strong sense of community, and tend to define who is on the inside and outside of their circles. For those lucky inside members, Slytherins are fiercely loyal and will protect their own at all costs, however, they often dismiss the needs of those they feel are on the outside.
- Salazar Slytherin – Founder
- Severus Snape – Headmaster
- Horace Slughorn – Head of House
- The Malfoy Family
- Regalus Black
- Andromeda Tonks
- Dolores Umbridge
- Tom Riddle