On our community, to avoid any confusion, we use a very specific definition when referring to otherkin. While there are many different definitions of what qualifies as otherkin, we apply the following definition:
Otherkin as an umbrella term
On Kinmunity, we generally use the term 'otherkin' as an umbrella term which applies to otherkin, therianthropes, and fictionkin. We do not use the term to apply to the otherhearted, totems, or other similar concepts. This is because we...
A brief listing of terms used in the alterhuman community, as well as the definitions for the aforementioned terms.
Alterhumanity- A subjective identity that is beyond the scope of what is traditionally considered ‘being human’.
Otherkin- People who identify either partially or wholly as one or more non-human beings, entities, or concepts in a psychological or spiritual manner.
Kintype - The term "kintype" refers to the type of being a particular otherkin identifies as. For example, "I...