ah, hello there!! don’t worry about it being the “proper” place to ask or anything, we’ll provide answers for anyone who asks!
as for positive and negative traits though, not everyone of the same theriotype has the same personality! so i can’t be sure that anything i say definitely will or won’t apply to you. i can say that tigers are often interpreted as being, on the positive side:
- good at expressing themselves
- frank and trustworthy
- they are often portrayed as super-intelligent
- they are also portrayed as protecting good and destroying evil
and on the negative side:
- show offs
- can have difficulty with long-term goals
- argue with authority figures
- over confident
Animal symbolism and therianthropy are NOT the same thing. Being a tiger therian is different than having a tiger totem or archetype or being a tiger on the chinese zodiac. You would get a better idea about tiger therianthropes by studying living tigers and talking with tiger therians, than by researching myths and symbolism. Even then, tiger therians may vary a lot in personalities.
Also the list of traits above is half-bullshit (such as “tolerant” or “super-intelligent”). If you want to research tiger symbolism and such cultural meanings, I’d advice not to look into Internet resources but books instead. As an example, "Frontiers of Fear - Tigers in the Malay world, 1600-1950" from Boomgaard is a must-read on tigers, it looks at historical sources and not woo-woo crap.
But, yes, being a therianthrope is NOT about having a “positive” and “negative” list of traits based off animal symbolism! Animal symbolism is based on human cultures which vary over time and places, it is human-centric and serves human interests. Therianthropy on the other hand is an experience of the self that exists whether or not you put meaning onto it.
^^^ Yes to this a thousand times over. Animal symbolism is NOT the same thing as therianthropy. At all.
All the traits above are normal, human traits. -_-
Also, I wonder what anon meant by “switching” theriotypes…? Is this about recognising that tiger describes them better (if so, they wouldn’t need a list like this!), or do they actually mean that they were something else and decided to now be a tiger? wtf.
Can we please, please talk about or at least acknowledge Simone Battle? A 25 year old black female singer who just committed suicide a few days ago?
High profile suicides are always white girls. Black girls’ stories are always swept aside. Please, let’s not let Simone Battle’s go unnoticed.
me participating in a group project
WHY AM I LAUGHING SO HARD
looks like someone owes everyone an anthropology
Uploaded on Apr 7, 2008
Torak, Mosi, and Mai having fun in the snow at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust. After some exceptional April snow they ploughed through the snow, chased each other, caught snowflakes and had a good old rough and tumble.
holy fuck, otherkin scare the shit out of me, like, this is our next generation!? no no no no, this is scary
Next generation? Child, there are plenty of otherkin in generations that were born long before you were….