Ginny is being small in stature, having long red hair and bright brown eyes, although, like Harry, she is portrayed with blue eyes in the movies. Rowling has described her in interviews as "a fairly forceful personality" who is "tough, not in an unpleasant way, but... gutsy." She also characterized Ginny as "funny" and "very warm and compassionate." As Ginny's character emerges, readers see evidence that she has a fierce temper and can be unkind when angered but thoughtful and comforting when sympathetic. Rowling's decision to place her in Hogwarts' Gryffindor House, the traditional home for students who value and possess courage, indicates bravery as one of her central traits. She is also one of the few characters, and the only Weasley, who can say Voldemort's name without fear.