How can I tell whether I'm fictionkin? This varies depending on the individual. The simplest method to tell is to think about it and, if possible, try on the persona. You might be fictionkin if you have a strong attachment to a character or species, believe it is or was you, think "that's me" when you see them, and so on.
If you can't put yourself in the mind of the character, then you aren't. However, this isn't always easy as many people develop attachments to characters they read about or see on television.
In addition, if you feel pain when someone tells you that a character has died, if you cry at sad moments in books or movies, or if you find yourself saying things like "I wish it could happen like that in real life," then you are probably developing an attachment. These are all good signs that you are fictionkin!
Finally, you may know a character if you feel like you can talk to them. As long as you aren't telling them off or asking them personal questions, they seem like another person who can give advice or share their views on life. If you want to know more about a particular character, ask around. Someone close to the character may know something interesting about them. Also, don't be afraid to visit places where your character may have been before! Going back in time is fun!
A fictionkin is a spiritual connection to a fictitious character and/or species. Fictionkin frequently feel they are or were a fictitious character or species, either currently or in a previous life. Kining is sometimes utilized as a coping method for neurodivergent persons.
How does it work? When you kine, you contact a fictional character or species through prayer, meditation, or other means of connecting with your spirit. You write a description of what you experience when you kine and submit it along with any photos you take during your sessions. The community votes on which description gets posted next, so keep your descriptions short and to the point!
The jury is still out on whether or not kining works for everyone, but it can be useful for those who struggle with depression or anxiety. Voting on the results of your experiences can also be good for your self-esteem.
Where do we come from? Kining originally came about as a joke among neurodiverse people on 4Chan. One user had imagined what it would be like if there were actually such thing as spirit animals, and how that might help people with mental illnesses. The rest as they say is history.
A character to whom I have a great attachment and who I find myself relating to practically all of the time. It's similar to watching a show/movie and noticing a character and thinking, "That's me!" I definitely identify with this character, yet depending on my mood/etc. , I feel a little less linked to them.
Oh, and they have to be human. I don't connect with animals very much except for dogs (who are still a bit far away from being a family member). And I refuse to connect with robots or aliens.
Self-hood kin can be people I've met or characters in books or movies. I try not to limit myself too much when it comes to this category because sometimes I connect with multiple characters from different sources.
For example, I connected with both Ella and Vincent from the book Beautiful Darkness. I also connect with several characters from the movie series The Mortal Instruments. There are so many options that I want to keep exploring!
And now for something completely different...
How to Determine Your Kintype
Your personality is determined by a collection of beliefs that define who you are. Your perception of another person's character is formed based on his or her views toward items that you value. Although character and personality are connected, they are not the same thing. A person can have many personalities but only one character.
People look at your actions to judge your character. They want to know if you are trustworthy, if you keep your promises, if you are honest. Character refers to the set of principles that guide your behavior. It tells us what someone believes is right and wrong to behave like. It is what drives your decisions about how to act in situations that come up all the time during daily life. Daily life situations include arguments with family members, being asked to help out with chores, having to make a decision between doing what you want or what has to be done, etc.
When you walk down the street looking at people's faces, you are actually looking at their characters. You can tell which ones are kind-hearted, which ones are cruel, which ones are responsible, which ones are lazy. Characters show up in everything we do; when we speak, when we listen, when we smile or frown. Everything we do is evidence of our character.
Our characters are also shown through what we refuse to do.
Identifying Personality Traits
Identity is a state of mind in which someone acknowledges or identifies their own character qualities, which leads to discovering who they are and what they do, rather than those of others. In other words, it's essentially who you are and how you identify yourself. It's your reputation.
Your identity is how people perceive you. It is what others expect of you. Your identity affects everything you do and every choice you make. Knowing and understanding your character is the first step to building your identity.
Your identity is not your job, where you work, who your friends are, or even your family. Your identity is what makes you unique. It is your character that defines you as a person. Your actions can be based on good or bad values, but unless you know your character you will never be able to build an identity that lets you take control of your life.
Your identity is something very personal that only you can decide what you want it to be. The more you know yourself the better able you will be to build up your identity. Understanding your weaknesses as well as your strengths will help you grow into a complete person.
Characters take actions. They have feelings. And these behaviors reveal the personalities of these characters: kind, sorrowful, nosy, pleased, lovestruck, puzzled, furious, or innovative. All characters are responsible for their own actions, but they can also be forgiven for their mistakes because people are not always who they appear to be.
Being "lovestruck" is when someone is attracted to another person to such a degree that it affects how they act towards that person. This often leads to confusion and heartache as well as joy and hope. It's a common theme in literature - love between two people usually ends in tragedy. But what if I told you that there was a way for love to end happily every time?
Love is powerful. It can heal even the most damaged souls. Love is also delicate - it can be destroyed by coldness, anger, and jealousy. But it can also be restored by forgiveness, understanding, and true love. Being lovestruck is when one is helpless against the powers of love - one is unable to think clearly or make rational decisions. One is just waiting for his or her heart to grow up and learn how to love.
Being lovestruck is not a bad thing. It just shows that you are vulnerable to the power of love.