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Luna Lovegood Personality Analysis

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Transcript of Luna Lovegood Personality Analysis

Luna Lovegood
She is a character from the Harry Potter series and well-known for being eccentric. Her nickname was "Loony Lovegood" and it was common for her classmates to hide her belongings. Luna's mother was killed while working with an experimental spell. She was raised by her father, who ran a strange magazine called the Quibbler and told her about imaginary creatures. She didn't realize until she was older that the creatures were made-up. In her fourth year at Hogwarts, she became a loyal friend of Harry Potter.
5 Traits Theory
Neuroticism-
negative emotionality vs. positive emotional stability
: Luna is portrayed as being a very happy person, rarely getting upset even when her fellow Ravenclaws bullied her. She was always very hopeful and positive, even when trapped in bad situations.

Extraversion-
outgoing and confident versus introverted, shy, and insecure
: Despite being introverted, Luna was confident instead of insecure.

Openness to experiences versus reserved and resistant
: Luna was always open to new experiences and seemed to roll with whatever was going on at the time. This included joining a deense club that was against the rules, and breaking into the ministry to save her friend's godfather. It was mentioned that one summer she went on a trip with her father to search for a magical creature which he had made up.
5 Traits Theory (Cont.)
Agreeableness versus antagonism
: Luna was very compassionate and friendly. A few times in the books, she comforted her friends who had lost someone significant in their lives. And despite being bullied, she was never upset at her classmates.

Conscientious versus careless and impulsive
: While Luna was whimsical, she was also responsible and dependable. She was very careful, especially with her friends' secrets and didn't seem to rush into anything without thinking it through.
Humanistic Theory
According to Maslow, Luna would be on her way to self-actualization, as she meets most of the traits of a self-actualized person. She was not self-conscious at all, and tended to openly accept people around her. She was very non-judgemental of new people or ideas. She made few friends, but was fiercely loyal and close to the ones she had. She didn't follow the trends of her fellow students and was known for being very creative. She is mostly independent and learned not to rely on others, often seeking privacy and was not bothered by being alone.
Psychodynamic Perspective
Although Luna always seems to be stuck in a daydream, her ego is the more dominant of her mental structures. She was a very bright student and she knew when it was time to be serious. She was unusually perceptive and very intelligent.

Despite being eccentric, she would be considered introverted by Carl Jung as she is often more preoccupied with her inner thoughts and daydreams.
Luna Lovegood Personality Analysis
Behavioral-Social-Cognitive Perspective

Luna's self-efficacy for academics and magical proficiency were high, but she had a ow self-efficacy socially, until she mad friends her fourth year. Until then, she assumed that she wouldn't succeed socially because she was so strange and most of her classmates picked on her. She was mostly introverted and kept to herself. Her behavior changed a little after befriending Harry, Ginny and Neville along with Hermione and Ron.
Luna was still mostly introverted, but she slowly started seeking others out more often. Most of her life had revolved around her father as he was her only family, but after making friends, her world changed to include them.
"I enjoyed the meetings, too. It was almost like having friends."

"Come, Daddy, Harry doesn't want to talk to us right now. He's just too polite to say it."
"Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end. If not always in the way we expect."
"I've been able to see them since my first year here. They've always pulled the carriages.
Don't worry. You're just as sane as I am."
"I think they think I'm a bit odd, you know. Some people call me "Loony" Lovegood, actually."
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