Hello all! I found this intriguing so I thought I would mention it. My understanding is that otherkin don't have as solid a being as therians. They can change and are many things or can be at least. Whether it is past lives or whatever, I don't know. I still have a hard time understanding it. I was talking to an otherkin yesterday and he said that he views it as having an incredibly flexible and adaptable soul that can be anything. (Past lives are able to manifest because of this. I am a wolf. Pure and simple, I couldn't change if I wanted too. It could be a past life manifesting or it could be I am just stuck in my ways. However I think my soul is inherently wolf as I don't have multiple kintypes. Here is my idea I thought of. I think that because they are not fully sentient, animals don't have the adaptability of soul that otherkin do. NOT LESSER, just different. I see way many more single type therians than I do otherkin. Humans have been sentient for hundreds of years and I think it has affected them at that levle and they have grown to be not just physicaly adaptable but on a spiritual levle too. This means past lives and other spiritual things can manifest. Perhaps some therians are like this as well... Idk. Just thought I would talk about this.