Believing that either:
a) you are literally a creature or even a fictional character trapped inside a human body,
b) you posess the "spirit" of a creature or even a fictional character,
c) you were a creature or even a fictional character in a past life (often using the "multiverse theory" to justify it being real)
According to a generic Google search:
But I don't buy into this stuff. It seems, to me, like some kind of internet-based craze born from the cesspool of stupidity and drama that is Tumblr. A bunch of mentally unstable, lonely, depressed people looking for attention is all I can see in this community. I would normally feel like crap not being able to accept something so many people "honestly believe in" but seriously, it makes me feel sick just hearing about it. It's blown up ALL over the internet. Everyone's saying they're otherkin now. Fictionkin especially. How the heck can one be "kin" with a fictional character? How can they honestly claim to have been or ARE a fictional character? I just... I don't get it. It screams insanity-plea to me. An excuse to escape reality.Otherkin are people who identify as partially or entirely non-human. Some say that they are, in spirit if not in body, not human. This is explained by some members of the otherkin community as possible through reincarnation, having a nonhuman soul, ancestry, or symbolic metaphor.
And I'm sick of trying to step on eggshells around people who truly think they're otherkin because they get so worked up and easily offended. I'm tired of being so afraid to offend people on the internet.
What do you think?