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How To Know If You Are Otherkin

Rebecca Doughty
By Rebecca Doughty . Updated: August 31, 2020
How To Know If You Are Otherkin

The term otherkin is used to describe a person who doesn't identify as being human, but feels spiritually that they are another creature or animal. For some people who are not otherkin, this can be difficult to understand, however it is a very real feeling for those who do. Whether you feel that you yourself may be otherkin, or just want to know a little more about it, here at OneHowTo, we're going to tell you how to know if you are otherkin.

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Otherkin are people who do not identify as being human either partially or entirely. They mostly identify as being closer to an animal or in some cases, a mythical creature. This is usually a spiritual feeling, however some otherkin have said that they physically feel the embodiment of an animal too.


Many people first experience the sensation of feeling otherkin through their dreams. These dreams are extremely vivid, and are usually the first experience of feeling non-human. These dreams are sometimes said to be caused by memories from a past life and in some cases feel so intense that the individual feels that they are part of reality.


If you identify as otherkin, you may feel you have an extremely strong connection or bond with a particular animal. You may feel that your personality traits or characteristics represent this animal and that you share a special connection. There might even be a physical resemblance to this animal or creature.

Mythical creatures such as dragon or elves, are often a form which those who are identify as otherkin feel they have a connection with.


If you feel like you have vivid memories or sensations, including flashbacks or feelings of deja vú, these may from a past life. Usually these memories are from a non-human perspective and are common occurances for those who identify as otherkin.

The realisation of identifying as otherkin is often referred to as 'awakening'.

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The otherkin community is largely based online, where forums and websites offer people support and discussion and generally a place where people can go and spend time amongst those who also identify as otherkin. These web based communities often divide into more specific groups based on kintypes.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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I think I may be a Wolf otherkin!!!
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