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  1. Lupus Ferox's Avatar
    Why do you think Therian Guide is not a good place to make friends? I have never had many issues concerning that. @KaraWolfDragon

    Well, therianthropy isn't completely harmless. Mentally, it can be a challenge to accept that you're different from regular folks, though some have more issues with it than others. Over the years, I've seen that some conditions found in regular folks make their reappearance in therians as well, such as autism and anxiety, but most of them seem to indicate that these conditions don't have anything to do with their therianthropy. So, in a way, it is indeed harmless. It can cause loneliness, though, and a sense of detachment from other people. I've found that therians respect people who are honest with them, and that breaking their trust can be too much for them. Not that I want to instill fear in your relationship, but that's what I've noticed over the long time I participated.

    I find that they are kind-hearted, open-minded but still very uncertain of themselves. Like you said, they don't open up about their beliefs so regularly to other people because of the delicateness of their experiences. Some have had a difficult childhood, while others haven't. I, for one, have never had many issues in my childhood, but I did get the feeling of not belonging. I shied away from talking about it and therefore kept the secret to myself until I joined the community around the start of the millennium.
    I think therians are a very clever kind of people, who like to keep things simple however. Some may need time of their own from time to time, because of the impulses other people give them. In general, therianthropes are a blending pot of different ideas and belief systems, so conflicts may happen in the community on an interpersonal level.
    There's a lot of misinformation about therianthropy, such as physical shifting and the notion that every therian should have powers. That, however, is not the case.
    Therianthropy is a very personal subject and therefore you won't see any kind of story twice. Because of misinformation, it is quite logical that there is a lot of bias from outsiders regarding that personal story, which prevents them from opening up about it.

    This is just my personal stance on the phenomenon, but it has existed on the internet since 1993, I believe, and really flourished over the years. Of course, they have always existed, but it is thanks to the internet that therian people could get in touch with one another. What else? I can't think of anything else right now that hasn't been said already, but if you have any further questions, please forward them along.