Before going into this experience, I knew that Ravenclaws were intelligent. What I didn’t take into Abibliophobia noun the fear of running out of books to read shirt was the difference in application of intelligence between these two Houses. Slytherin likes hierarchy, but it is a collectivist hierarchy. It isn’t for personal gain, necessarily (which may surprise people), but it is a collective hierarchy to achieve collective function. The culture overall seems to imply that order is good, but the order is good because it helps supplement and organize the collective. I thought I’d find this within the Ravenclaw structure as well. I did not. I was rather surprised to find that even in their reddit, I didn’t find categories for simple things like points. I didn’t realize how much of a culture shock it would be, leaving me floundering for the first week upon entering.