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Furry Stereotypes/common Traits: Ones You Have, Ones You Don't

alice stomkitty

New Member
Actually I think there's a ton of people with depression who would describe themselves in exactly this way.

That said, I agree with the sentiment that often people think of themselves as the underdog.

I think alot of the time people get them selves so worked up that they lead them selves to belive that they are uncared for becuse they dont know how to accept people into their life.
 

Shirokage

New Member
Furstuff I'm into: anthro characters in video games, movies, books, and good anime.

Furstuff I'm not into:
I only like glitter if it's on a stripper.
 

Maelstrom Eyre

Ahmoua Wolf
I always wondered why there are so many people who are Bi in the furry fandom.
Basically every 1/3 furry Instagram pages I find say that they are bisexual

I'm a minority - not only am I heterosexual but I am also female and over the age of 30.

None of that bothers me, though sometimes it does make it difficult to relate to others in the fandom, especially when it's just assumed that I am lesbian or bisexual because I'm female.
 

alice stomkitty

New Member
I'm a minority - not only am I heterosexual but I am also female and over the age of 30.

None of that bothers me, though sometimes it does make it difficult to relate to others in the fandom, especially when it's just assumed that I am lesbian or bisexual because I'm female.

I dont find that being female makes it harder to relate to people, i just find it hard to relate to people in the fandom in general. Mostly becuse im on an island where i pretty much need to explain what a furry is to my friends and family. In a way its a blessing when they dont know about the whole yiff side and can just see us as fun loving artsy people. But not having any real furries over here it makes you feel alittle isolated.
 

WideEyed

Member
Furstuff I'm into: anthro characters in video games, movies, books, and good anime.

Furstuff I'm not into:
I only like glitter if it's on a stripper.

I've never known glitter to be any sort of thing in the furry fandom.

Where are you people getting these outlandish stereotypes from?
 

Troj

Your Friendly Neighborhood Dino Therapist
Everybody thinks they're a fundamentally nice person, who has struggled in spite of adversity, though. Even when it's clearly false.

Most of us view ourselves as 'the underdog'; it's just part of the human condition. Nobody describes themselves an arsehole who has failed in spite of being handed opportunity on a silver platter.

I agree a lot of people like to think of themselves as fundamentally good or nice--yea, even some of the people who love to loudly and defensively brag about being "assholes." Lots of people definitely like to think of themselves as "the underdog."

But, I'm talking about furries having this noticeable tendency towards being overly and ingratiatingly nice and friendly, regardless of how they might see themselves. (The weird flip side of this is that furries can also be incredibly catty, bitchy, and passive-aggressive to each other over social media.)

It's not universally true of furries, of course, and it's definitely not limited just to furries, but it's something I've definitely noticed.

Even some furries who are total badasses online have turned out to be incredibly sweet and gentle in person, and there's often (but not always) a "Oh god please don't hit me" or "Oh god please accept me" quality to the niceness.

I also think furries in general tend to see the furry fandom as "the underdog fandom" or "the fandom nobody likes," and there's this weird mixed sense of shame and pride around that.

Other types of geeks sometimes see themselves as bullied or ostracized, but there's a different underlying "vibe" there. Certainly, other types of geeks seem to see their own fandoms as "legitimate" in a way that furries don't, quite.

Thoughts? Observations?
 
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Renarde

Little Fox
But, I'm talking about furries having this noticeable tendency towards being overly and ingratiatingly nice and friendly, regardless of how they might see themselves. (The weird flip side of this is that furries can also be incredibly catty, bitchy, and passive-aggressive to each other over social media.)

It's kinda strange but I think I'm generally more friendly and accepting towards people in the fandom, especially online, than I am in real life towards other people. I haven't really met a lot of furries in person, or been to a meet or furry con yet, but I do think that friendliness would carry over to those interactions. I'm not sure of the reasons, and I kinda wonder what they are. Hm.
 
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Selachi

Guest
Interesting thread idea.

How I'm Stereotypical:
-Gay as fuck
-Obsessed with music
-I love me some furry porn
-No interest in sports
-I like cute stuff and animals way more than a guy is "supposed to" (Was driving my buddy to work the other day and saw a guy walking some husky puppies down the sidewalk, so I got all excited and starting "awwww-ing" a bunch, which I think freaked my friend out a little, since that is kinda out of character for most who know me lol.)
-I used to have depression
-I'm purchasing a fursuit soon

Not so Stereotypical:
-I'm fairly extroverted. I get restless if I don't get out and do things with people often.
-I really like the outdoors (skiing, camping, hiking ect)
-I suck at math
-I don't have social anxiety
-I don't play video games
-I've never been into fantasy, anime, comics, or any other kind of similar media that seems to come along with the territory when it comes to furries.
-I hate RP
 

Gator

Uncledaddy
And before someone get's their panties in a twist over my comment, I'm not homophobic, I just get curious when a group not really a majority group in real life make up a large percentage in a fandom

maybe being some flavor of bisexual is not actually as much a minority as you think it is.
 

Bonobosoph

4 hands good 2 hands bad ;)
One not quite furry thing about me is that the vast majority of my artwork is feral.
 

Bonobosoph

4 hands good 2 hands bad ;)
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TheMetalVelocity

Guest
I always wondered why there are so many people who are Bi in the furry fandom.
Basically every 1/3 furry Instagram pages I find say that they are bisexual
Furries aren't just bi, they'll say shit like "oh i'm polysexual" or some other label like that too because it sounds exotic or "non-mainstream". I'm not saying furries are hipsters, but they like to be weird and different from everyone else because they think it gives them some sort of badge of honor or ego boost for making themselves feel a sense of belonging to the community or in general, because they don't want to be like most other people in the world and it makes them feel special. I used to be that way, where I'd label myself something that sounds uncommon like "heteroflexible" probably because it sounded unique or some shit. I just don't care anymore, people don't need to know every detail about my life, because it's fucking stupid. Now you see furfags with the "straight furries" icon on their page, probably because they're sick of seeing a shit ton of "look guys, im metrosexual!" shit all over the place and now they're trying to copy them by posting their sexuality all over their page so they don't feel left out or taken over by the LGBT furries. As soon as I see a page with tumblr material all over it, i'm like "nope", and I regret searching through people's pages.
 

Coffox

New Member
I suppose i consider it common for me to be interested in:
Fursuiting (built mine)
Art, Cartoons, Porn, "Create your own Story" fiction
EDM music (Im really into classic DNB, Drum breaks, Italo-disco, French electrodisco, Synthwave, Trap)
Buttons, pins, sigils, etc
PC Gaming
and dogs. Dogs are awesome friends.

What i consider uncommon for me to have interest in among the furry fandom:
Airsoft, Firearms, Target shooting, Feeling that awesome recoil and cheekweld
Cars (I would love me a Miata, Foxbody mustang, and/or an E30 BMW in my careful ownership and possession)
PC Competitive gaming scene, not a participant but more of a spectator
Headphones and Audio technology/design
and Photography with technology like DSLR's, Mirrorless Camra systems, light's, and microphones.

What i rather keep myself away from parts of the furry fandom (sometimes):
Sparkley, rainbow filled, high pitch "oh mai gawd"
squeaky
overly cuteness
fursecuted, easily triggered, or victimized
Feeling like Furry is another side of human, to me its just a hobby and an interest, its not anything like opening out to say im "gay, bi, straight, black, asian, white, cyborg, male, or female"
Speedcore (Think of TQBF, Lapfox Trax)
reading, furry themed fiction stories dont interest me

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BlitzCo

Zoots Root
Furries aren't just bi, they'll say shit like "oh i'm polysexual" or some other label like that too because it sounds exotic or "non-mainstream". I'm not saying furries are hipsters, but they like to be weird and different from everyone else because they think it gives them some sort of badge of honor or ego boost for making themselves feel a sense of belonging to the community or in general, because they don't want to be like most other people in the world and it makes them feel special. I used to be that way, where I'd label myself something that sounds uncommon like "heteroflexible" probably because it sounded unique or some shit. I just don't care anymore, people don't need to know every detail about my life, because it's fucking stupid. Now you see furfags with the "straight furries" icon on their page, probably because they're sick of seeing a shit ton of "look guys, im metrosexual!" shit all over the place and now they're trying to copy them by posting their sexuality all over their page so they don't feel left out or taken over by the LGBT furries. As soon as I see a page with tumblr material all over it, i'm like "nope", and I regret searching through people's pages.

Im annoyed by LGBT alphabet soup people as well
 
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