A therian is someone who identifies as a non human earthen animal either spiritually or psychologically.

Therian is short for therianthropy or therianthrope. Theri= animal, anthro=man. Therians can have "shifts" but not all do. All therians understand that they cannot physically shift and are not physically an animal, they know they are physically human.

Therians are a category that fall under otherkin. Otherkin is anyone who identifies as non human. This includes therians, mythkin, fictionkin, plankin, etc. Not all therians are spiritual, some are psychological and not all therians have a connection with their theriotype.
Her theriotype is a rabbit.

He psychologically identifies as a hawk.

She spiritually identifies as a fish.

Lucy is a therian.
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A Therian, short for Therianthrope or Therianthropy, is someone, most commonly a human, who feels a spiritual connection with an animal that is not a Homo sapiens. The most common animals in the Therian communities are felines, canines/vulpines/lupines, equines, etc. Sometimes, though, there are Therians who claim to be connected to an animal that does not reside on the Earth. For an example, a unicorn or dragon. These are more commonly called Otherkin Therians.

Despite the usual Therian wearing either animal, real or not, tails and/or ears, they should not be mistaken for furries, as they are completely different to each other.

Therians, or Therianthropes, are able to 'shift', as well, although not all can. It has been discovered that there are eight different kind of shifts that a Therian is able to do. Minus 'physical shifting', which is scientifically impossible. These eight shifts are...

1. Mental Shifting

2. Phantom Shifting

3. Dream Shifting

4. Cameo Shifting

5. Astral Shifting

6. Sensory Shift

7. Bi-location Shifting

8. Aura Shifting

There are also many types of Therians as well, more specifically, 6 types.

If you'd like to know more about therians, please go here: www.therian-guide.com/index.php/1-home.html
Daisy is a cat therian.

I am a therianthrope and my therio-type is a Canadian grey-wolf.

Hunter feels spiritually connected to horses, due to him being a therian.
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a therian is a human that has a partial or full nonhuman identity on a non physical level for spiritual or psychological reasons
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“charlotte is a lynx therian”
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A member of either the identity group or the contemporary subculture of therianthropy / therianism, which is based on a psychological or sometimes spiritual identification with animals.
Julie is a cat therian, she acts just like a cat.
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An individual who identifies as an animal on a non-physical level. all experiences vary and are not related to furries at all. Therians do not need to do quadrobics, wear a mask, wear a tail, or paws. we are normal human beings who are important. its not a choice.
How a situation could go
Person A: Hater
Person B: Therian
Person B:*being self*
Person A:we shall hunt you like a dog if you want to be one
Person B:Thats animal abuse dumbass.
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A Therian is someone who identifies as a human on a non-physical level. They are not furries. A Therain can also have a theriotype which is the animal that makes them a Therian. They can have more than one theriotype. My theriotype is a Canadian Lynx.
Amelia is an Arctic Wolf therian
I am a Canadian Lynx therian.
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A person who spiritually connects with an animal or multiple animals. A therian can feel connected by seeing visions, dreams, or having a belief that they were one in their past life/lives. Therians do not identify as an animal they just feel connected.
A therian was playing in the soft snow.
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