If "being nice" is not a criteria for being sorted into Hufflepuff, what are the criteria? We know from the Sorting Hat's songs that Hufflepuffs are loyal and true, but beyond that we don't really get to know many canon Hufflepuffs very well. Therefore we don't get to see these characteristics in action.
My question is, how would you describe a Hufflepuff in your own words? I'm working on the Extra Credit Sorting Had prompt for the summer challenges so I really don't want to re-read every book's canon song and get so tied up in Jo's words that I can't think of my own.
I appreciate your help!