(2023-11-03 14:44)PeterTheGhost Wrote: ...Psychological:
- A way to feel more "in your skin"
- Body/Species Dysphoria
- Coping mechanism
- I have found it could be related to Neurodivergence(?) A lot of people in the therian community are neurodivergent
- Stress releaiver
These are just some things I came up with, might continue to update it with more ideas and speculations.
So, as far as psychological reasons, I tend to agree with the neurodivergence one, but I have a theory as to why this is, and the more you research it, the more it makes sense.
As we know, people with neurodivergencies tend to be different, not just in how they appear, but also in their personailties. A common difference with neurodivergents is tending to be more accepting and understanding because of hyperempathy, which is common in people with ASD like me. But, I do not experience hyperempathy.
Anyway, people with neurodivergencies tend to be more open to different identities and more accepting because they are different and have hyperempathy, if that makes any sense.
So it would make sense that more people who are neurodivergent are therians, because most people tend to lean toward wanting to fit the norm, while people with neurodivergencies don't.
Does that make any sense??