Definitely a big deal in the parts of the otherkin/therian wilderness, it seems. Legitimacy.
Do you feel less legitimate if you don’t “behave” like your kintype?
Are you less genuine if you don’t have past life memories?
Does a language give you strength?
Do you feel threatened if you can’t use terms like dysphoric, phantom limb, or transspecies?
Do you linger in the communities, to fortify yourself?
Do you avoid the more “silly” explanations or identities, do you shroud yourself in plausibility whether scientific or established mythos? Or do you avoid specific legends or specificity in them?