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As an otherkin, what are your beliefs about being an otherkin?

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  1. Abby

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    Hi everyone! I've posted here before about a research project I am doing about the otherkin community. I had great responses, did several really fun interviews, and met some really awesome people. If you would like to contribute and share your beliefs about being otherkin, I have a survey I would love for some of you to fill out. It is completely anonymous, about 20 questions, and almost entirely multiple choice. On top of that, every question is completely optional. If you're 18 years old or older, feel free to fill it out if you're interested. If I get enough interest, I could post some information about the results if anyone is curious.

    Thank you for your time and consideration. Here's the link!

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KzPAuxaNnGyKa0iBmHdxL0EDAx2W2q5O6HMpIJLFGD0/viewform?usp=send_form[1]
     
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    Done. I would be interested in the results if you were to post them :)
     
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    I'd be interested in the results too.
     
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    Done. Had to redo the question about inanimate objects being kin because my first response had a high sodium chloride concentration :/
     
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    Done. Pretty interesting questions.
     
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    High salt content. What are you on about?
     
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    I was being salty :p That was a joke. A shameless, shameless joke.
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    I liked it!

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    I think that being an otherkin, to a great degree, means reflecting our material lives in a way that relates to us either emotionally or personally. Something like mental health or gender for otherkin can take on a different character that runs parallel to our material realities, if we are trans people, or if we are autistic, and so on and so forth. And for many, this might not be the only definition, or it might not be the definition for them. But for me, it makes sense that being any kind of otherkin reflects the phenomena in our lives.
     
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    Ill have to fill it out when im home as it doesnt work to well on mobile. I feel as though being otherkin is the ability to understand more and experience more. I believe that otherkin are born with one or two spirits in their body. Myself i have one spirit, a wolf. I have grown up as human and it is normal but my instincts never left and some things just trigger a reaction. A forest for instance makes me want to run. The clear night sky makes me want to howl (howling at the moon is silly). Some others have two or more spirits within them. This is what native americans believe to be a totem animal or spirit animal/guide it might also appear as a multiple system but it might be different. But this is where you have a human and animal spirit inside of you and either spirit can be called forward if assistance is needed for something that the other cannot do. As well as either spirit becoming the inner voice. Or regarded as a twin spirit. In my mind the two spirits will influence the other and they will have been together since birth. Its a deeper meaning for me than most i feel. I can talk more about it or answer questions in a pm if youd like
     
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    Just wanted to day, thanks for being so nice. Non kin aren't always like that Abby
     
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    I too can't answer until I get home, but for the benefit of the forum, here's my take. It's actually a pretty simple one. Essentially, for myself and similar kin, I think it comes down to a spirit put into the wrong body. I don't claim to know if there are any supernatural entities guiding the universe, but if so, they mess up sometimes. That's my belief in a nutshell.
     
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    Agreed. This is how I look at it. I just have the wrong body...

    It actually helps me look at positives when I am down for various reasons. I was given a body with the capability of thought and oposable thumbs. I am a bigger asset to my species now than I ever could have been
     
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    I can't really say the same, or at least not to the same degree, but it's good to have a positive outlook.
     
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    I did it! It was very interesting, nice survey.:heartwolf:
     
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    That was a very well done survey. I enjoyed taking it! :)
     
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    Nice little survey you made, I hope to see the results posted someday!
     
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    So we were skimming around on the otherkin subreddits and found the results to this survey. They posted it on reddit but not on the site. I'm not sure when they were posted so some of yalls newer stuff may not be on these results. But here ya go.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz5ZHVD-qTcAVVl4OHM0R1JkeG8/edit

    ~Jessie
     
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    It's definitely an interesting survey, but after I finally looked at it yesterday, it seemed like it should have been more open form, you know?
     
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    Is it just me, or do therians/kin aged 60+ seem interesting? I've never met one, although I got an email from one inquiring about a group which never responded to me. I'd love to meet and converse with an older kin.
    Also, the fact 42.6% of those who filled out the form said that otherkin exist for coping reasons strikes a nerve.
     
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