Identifying as non-human (on a non-physical level)
Symbol: Theta Delta
-Identifying as an extinct or still alive earthen creature
Examples: wolf, fox, dog, seal, butterfly, bat, bird, amygdalodon, t-rex
-A non-sapient nonhuman identity
In example: a “feral”/animalistic dragon calling themself a dragon therian even though they don’t claim to have ever lived physically on earth
Otherhearted / Synpath
Identifying with a certain species or creature
Feeling a connection to a certain species or creature
= You don't see yourself as that creature/species but rather like they are family =
Identifying as a character or species from media such as tv shows, books, games, movies, ...
! This is not the same as relating to a character or species !
Examples: Dean Winchester from Supernatural, Trico from The Last Guardian, Bilbo Baggins from Lord of The Rings
People dressing up as anthropomorpic animals or making anthropomorphic characters for entertainment.
= Usually confused with Otherkin due to misconceptions =
An umbrella term that refers to a being who does not fit the traditional standard of what is considered human, and / or does not identify as human.
Some variations on this term
Alterbeing: For beings who don't feel comfortable using 'human' in the term alterhuman cuz they don't identify as it
Non-human: Beings that identify as non-human
A being with 2 or more identities
Choosing voluntarily to identify as a character or species as a coping mechanism.
Voluntarily choosing an identity for any reason.
Beings who identify as a mythical creature such as dragons,werewolves, vampires, mermaids,...
Beings who identify as an object (on a non-physical level)
Identifying as an irl person who currently lives or has lived on earth
Example: youtubers, historical figures, a celebrity,...
A being who identifies non-physically as a type of mythical creature, but whose experiences within their identity are marked by an unique animality
Identifying not as a specific species but a whole family of that species
Example: Felidae, Canidae
A term used to describe one’s experiences of “animality” (which comes from the word 'therian') but signifying one’s source of experiences are not of this current earth.
A being that temporarily takes on the identity of a fictional species or character usually because you take in a lot of media involving that character. This commonly will fade away once you stop taking in the media with that character
Identifying as a non-terrestrial/alien fictional species
Example: Na'vi from Avatar
Term coined by Omikranay on Instagram
An identity that cannot be described using currently available labels/encompasses experiences of multiple labels / or is too vague to put any label on it
A being that identifies as or with a concept of some kind. This could be possibly (not limited) reasoned by spiritual belief that one's soul enveloped said concept, a coping mechanism, belief one isn't inherently human or due to strong connection.
Otherspin / Otherfix
People who do not identify as human because of their special interests or hyperfixation.
Example: hyperfixating on foxes to the point that your species feels like it’s a fox.
A being that collects an identity or multiple identities; of animals, fictional characters, mythological beings, and/or similar things. It is sometimes done by choice, though it doesn’t need to be. Constelic identities can be dropped, hoarded, and have priority over each other.
Beings who believe to be reincarnated outer world creatures (such as aliens) and sent to earth to help make it a better place.
A being who can hold conversations with a fictional character who they have a connection with on a integral level.
Types Of Identities
The mythical creature an otherkin identifies as
The species a therian identifies as
The character or species from media a fictionkin identifies as
Example: Gandalf from Lord Of The Rings
The otherlink equivalent of a kintype
The temporary identity of a fictionflicker
The undescribable identity from the term Othervague
The non-terrestrial/alien fictional species a xenofictive identifies as
Types Of Shifts
Occurs when the mindset changes to a more animalistic one
Example: Having the urge to howl or to walk on all fours
Feeling or seeing limbs that aren't there in reality
Example: wings, claws, fangs, tail, ears, ...
When a being experiences a shift of a creature or character that isn't their own theriotype,kintype or fictiotype
Occurs when the auric field changes to their inner animal
When the body makes a carbon copy of the animal inside the body and travels the lands. Sometimes as a spirit or others believe a somewhat physical image
Shifting into your theriotype/kintype in your dreams.
When your senses match those of your theriotype or kintype
Physically transforming into a creature or an animal
! Absolutely 100% Impossible !
Occurs when the shift happens on purpose or when you allow yourself to shift
Occurs when something triggers the shift. When the shift happens not on purpose
Types Of Non-Shifting Beings
They have similar experiences as any other being however they do not experience any shifts. They are in a constantly shifted in their kintype/theriotype/fictiotype
Sun(therian) / Vacillant
Similar to the con (Not experiencing shifts, constantly shifted in their kintype/theriotype/fictiotype) however they experience changes on a sliding scale or combinations between human and non-human mindsets
Types Of Causes
The belief your non-humanity comes from how your brain is wired. An example can be due to imprinting etc
This also goes for psychological fictionkin as those exist too
The belief your non-humanity comes from being reincarnated as a popular example.
Some spiritual fictionkin believe in the multiverse theory, not every spiritual fictionkin but there are some out there who do! It isn't necessary to believe in multiverse theory.
The process of realizing and accepting that you are a non-human being. Some might say somewhere during childhood. Some say the awakening is when they found out they are a therian or otherkin.
Another definition is when you discover your kintype or theriotype.
Objects such as tails, necklaces, ears, t-shirts, ... which help feeling more connected to your identity. However this isn't necessary to be included in the community.
A group of non-human beings who have usually the intention to form a family. Most packs have ranks and rules but those aren't required as irl wolf packs don't work with ranks for example.
The belief of one's body being the wrong species. The person experiencing this may feel discomfort or confusion.
Fictionkin equivalent of species dysphoria ; dysphoria caused by not physically being your fictotype, or dysphoria caused by not physically being in your source world/universe.
Can also occur when fictionkin are canon divergent ; i.e. their "source" doesn't match up exactly to the version of the media seen in this world. The dysphoria comes from general "That's not right" feelings.
Certain places, imagery, objects, and music evoke a sensation not unlike heartedness. As with heartedness, these places and items feel familiar and integral, but are not things one identifies as. They may not even feel like places that one is from.
Nevertheless, such imagery resonates with such familiarity that it can be considered an aspect of one’s identity.
The feeling of hearthome can vary widely. For some, it is a fictional universe that reminds one of home, but which one has never lived in. For others, real places may evoke a similar feeling; something about them resonates with one’s sense of self. [ From Aestherians on tumblr]
Basic = Knowledge about oneself, one’s kintype, or the life of one’s kintype
Inherent knowledge you have about your kintype. This may include memories, things you experience as memories but likely aren’t, or general knowledge about your looks, life, habits, or surroundings. Noemata may have a psychological or spiritual basis, may be a mix of the two, or may have unknown origins.
Missing or longing for your past life / way of living or place you used to call home
Includes all circumstances where multiple consciousnesses coexist within one brain.
Examples: Tulpamancy, DID/OSDD
Kinnies/The KFF Community
"Kinnie" is often used as a self identifier by many of those within the kin community. It's not restricted to any group nor owned by any group within the community. It's also not tied to any specific kinds of kin experiences or beliefs. All those who are comfortable with the term will either use it for themself(s) and/or allow others to refer to them as such.
"Kin for Fun" or those who kin voluntarily are those who choose their kins. Often this is done "for fun" because they relate to or identify with a specific character, person, object, etc. Their experiences with being kin isn't usually as "deep" or serious as those who kin spiritually or kin because of psychological reasons. Though, many of those in the community have both "kins for fun" as well as other kinds of kins (normally spiritual kins but not exclusive). So while someone may have "kins for fun"/voluntary kins, they may also have involuntary kins as well.
An online convention held through discord around august for every being identifying as non-human and those who support the concept of identifying as non-human.
Guide on How To Find Your Non-Human Identity 📒
Hey There Pawesome Friend! 🐾
You are new around here and you have no clue how to find your identity?
Don't worry dear. I'm here to help you. Go take a seat. Make yourself comfortable.
First I will tell you that you don't have to identify as non-human to be included in our community.
Supportive and amazing non-kins like you are always welcome in our community to join in on our adventure towards self discovery!
Introductory it is best to start with this question "Do I identify as non-human?". If your answer is yes with a solid explanation to why you would identify as non-human, well there ya go! You can now label yourself 'Otherkin' or 'Alterhuman'!
However if you truly wish to find out your identity, here comes the hard part.
🌈✨Doing Your Research✨🌈
Starting with studying our proper terms from our community!
There are plenty of good resources to look at and there are a good amount of content creators that have very good educational posts on their Instagram account and we also have a few talented Therian Youtubers who will be embracing you into our community with valuable knowledge!
When you are ready it is time to start on your never ending personal questioning journey!
Trust me, questioning will be a never ending cycle. But don't worry. We all go through this. Even beings with like more than 5 years of experience in our community go through the cycle of always questioning.
For this, I highly recommend something that I always use for research.
Weather it is through an app like OneNote or a bullet journal or an actual notebook, whatever makes you feel comfortable should do.
Basically in there, you need to write in everything that you experience as non-humanity according to you. Examples can be feeling claws, the urge to jump on to things on all fours, feeling familiar with something, having past live memories...
Describe these things in detail as this will come in handy for the next step!
If you have succeeded this for let's say a month minimum, it is time for you to slowly start matching up patterns in your research to find your identity(ies) with all possible creatures or characters!
Once you've narrowed it down and feel like a match is found, then there you have it! Your identity(ies)!
Don't be afraid of judgement because you are valid and pawesome! Even without kinfirming ^^' Don't be upset if your outcome is actually something you don't like ^^ You are still valid and pawesome!
I wish you
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do you need to know everything about your identity? Like what breed, species, fur color, territory,....
Answer: Absolutely not! Just identifying as non-human is enough to be included in our wonderful community! You don't even have to identify as non-human. Supportive non-kins are absolutely welcome too!
Q: Do you need to own gear to be a therian?
Answer: Absolutely not! Having gear doesn't define being non-human or not. Gear is meant to be something unnecessarily extra. Some have it to connect more to their type but some have it because they simply like it.
Q: I can't do quadrobics and it makes me think I'm not a therian
Answer: Don't worry. Quadrobics is actually not a criteria to meet to be labelled a therian. Also human bodies are simply not quite perfect to do quadrobics with so it's totally fine to not be able to do quadrobics.
Q: Can I be a furry and a therian?
Answer: Absolutely! You will notice that some of us in the community will be in both communities as there is a huge difference between both so perfectly okay!
Q: Do I have to be in a pack?
Answer: Nope. Absolutely not. Being in a pack is not required in our community. Some join a pack looking for a family. Some prefer to just walk alone and that's totally fine!
Q: Do I have to experience dysphoria in order to call myself otherkin?
Answer: No, absolutely not. It is not a requirement to experience some form of dysphoria. Some in the community do experience dysphoria but some just don't and that's alright!
Q: I'm not experiencing any shifts, can I still call myself otherkin?
Answer: Absolutely! If you look up in our term section of this carrd, we have two terms for people who don't experience any shifts (contherian & vacillant). It is definitely not uncommon or wrong to not be able to experience any shift.
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