African Wild Dog by Gerry Van der Walt
Anonymous said: Beings with clinical lycanthropy are NOT THERIANS! Therianthropy is not due to psychological issues or anything of the such. One may identify as a therian for psychological reasons, but clinical lycanthropy, which causes people to believe that they are physically an animal, is not therianthropy. Therians understand that they are physically in a human body.
I appreciate your concern, anon. But therianthropy includes any individual who identifies as nonhuman or more than human. This includes people with clinical lycanthropy as they do in fact identify as nonhuman. It’s only psychological. Therianthropy is a unique experience to every therian, and therianthropy, in turn, cannot have a narrow definition. This definition includes the vast majority of all therians, and I’ve consulted with many other (500+) therians who agree.
This is beyond incorrect -.- Clinical lycanthropy is a delusional state, not an identity. People with clinical lycanthropy are suffering from delusions, they do not identify as non-human in a therianthropic sense. They identify as physically non-human due to their delusional state.
Anyone can “quote” statistics on the spot by pulling numbers out of their butt. The vast majority of therians most certainly do not agree that sufferers of clinical lycanthropy are therians. So kindly stop misrepresenting the community.
Feel free to check out my instagram in which I’ve had over 1,000 followers, primarily therians who agreed and contributed to the definitions. Sorry, but the “majority of therians” does not just include your opinion.
Therianthropy is not a mere identity. It is a feeling, often rooted in some psychological cause. This does not mean a mental illness, however. But that can be the case.
Theangrylionshark perfectly represents Tumblrs therian community as well as tumblr in general. “Omg stfu it offending me. My opinion is factual! Dont bring it truth statistics nooo it hurts ma feelings!” Lmfao
African wild dog (12 week old puppy)
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