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n., sing. or pl. A person who holds the belief that they are not entirely (or not at all) human. Usually a spiritual belief pertaining to one's soul and the reincarnation thereof, but may also be a belief that one's genetics are descended from, for example, the Irish fae. The word Otherkin was coined to describe people who felt a connection to mythological humanoids such as elves and faeries, but has expanded in recent years to include dragons, gryphons/griffins and other supposedly mythical beasts as well as animals, angelic/demonic beings (angelkin/demonkin) and in some cases extraterrestrials.

adj. Of or relating to Otherkin.

See also therianthrope, were.
1. Many Otherkin believe that they were something other than human in a past life.
2. The Otherkin gathering will be held next week.
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Those individuals who believe that although born human, their souls are those of a non-human being, animal or mythical creature. Many believe that they are reincarnations of such beings and are able to access memories of previous lives.
The movement is the source of much controversy, ranging form philisophical/intelectual and spiritual debate to mud-slinging, derision and name calling. Some 'kin are happy to lead what the great majority of people would describe as "normal" lives, finding solace, support and companionship amongst their fellows, free to explore the nature of their seemingly paradoxial existance. While others may appear eccentric, arrogant or insane to the bulk of the populace. It must be noted that as with all groups, organisations or belief systems the actions of a few can lead to a negative perception of the group as a whole in the eyes of others.Indeed some Otherkin view themselves as superior to "mundane" humans, blaming the modern ills of society and the world as a whole on humanity.
Believing themselves to at least partly inhuman. Otherkin are oft treated with hostillity.
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"Otherkin" is not a proper noun, although it is sometimes capitalised.

An otherkin is a person in a human body who either:

A) Believes that, mentally and/or "spiritually," they are not human;

B) Believes that, in a past life, they were not physically human;

C) Believes that they are a human vampire who needs a supply of energy to remain healthy.
My friend is an otherkin.

Many UrbanDictionary users hate otherkin.

Examples of otherkin are therianthropes, psi vampires, sanguinarians, Elenari, and angelkin.
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Typically, an overweight web designer (i.e. unemployed) adolescent who discovered the reason they were bullied as a child was due to the fact they are spiritually a reincarnated dragon, angel, vampire and/ or cack-faced unicorn demi-god, and not because almost all children are bullied at one stage or another.

Many otherkin have a deep resentment for humanity and preach mankind’s tyranny, while simultaneously claiming all discrimination is bad. Otherkin believe themselves separate from society and above the mundane stresses and problems of normal life. Otherkin generally believe themselves to have superior intelligence and see themselves are truly above our evil consumerist world.
Unsurprisingly, the number of otherkin popping up out of the woodwork after the advent of the Internet has swelled their ranks considerably.
1. Despite preaching tolerance for one another's belief, anyone who does not blindly share the otherkin belief becomes a narrow-minded mundane who is unable to think for themselves, despite the glaring contradiction.

2. The highly intelligent otherkin posted an apology to themselves on UD under another person’s alias in an attempt to win a one-sided crusade against the oppression of idiots worldwide.

3. My name is Drakonstar2000_babe, who lived a past life as a dragon, making me an otherkin. I am currently a gryphon living inside a human body, if you disagree then you are a close-minded hy00man.
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Otherkin are a community of people who identify with non-human or partially non-human identities.

There are two belief systems in the community that can be set into two groups.

Spiritual otherkin: The belief that a non-human identity is caused due to the soul being non-human or a past life being non-human, such as soul misplacement.

Psychological/Mentalist otherkin: The belief that a non-human identity is caused due to imprinting on an animal at a young age or other means of imprint.

Otherkin do not believe they are phsyically their kintype(s) and know for certain they are not phsyically or biologically non-human.

Otherkin cannot choose their kintypes either, and can have more than one kintype.

Otherkin do however suffer shifts that cause them to act, feel or have the mentally of one of their kintypes. Not all otherkin have these shifts.
"Jessica is otherkin, I'm starting to believe I am too"

"I identify as otherkin as well, do you need some help with your identity?"
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