Personality and traits
If the contents of his masterwork are any indication of his personality or views on the subject, Slinkhard was a pacifist, advocating a passive approach to confrontation and discouraging the use of combative spells for even defensive purposes. He deemed "counter-jinx" an inappropriate term to use for the spells, stating that such was only to make them seem more acceptable. However, Slinkhard appeared to have had very little knowledge on how to adequately defend oneself, and his book was of very little education value to students studying Defence Against the Dark Arts, as it failed to teach in any way how to duel or how to defend oneself against the Dark Arts or Dark Wizards.
The name "Wilbert" means "bright will", derived from the Germanic elements wil "will, desire" and beraht "bright".
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (First mentioned)