While this list is not meant to be definitive, like a pass-or-fail exam or a checklist, it can be considered a starting point for more accurate self-identification in any of these three categories.***
When considering if one is a Sang Vampire, use the following questions to help navigate the next steps in remaining healthy–
What are my body’s noticeable physical benefits from ingesting blood?
Do I have any noticeable physical detriments when I do not ingest blood?
Desire to ingest blood aside, what are the physical benefits that I experience when I actually do ingest blood?
Fantasies of biting or violent extraction aside, do I experience a physical benefit from blood drawn in a safe, clinical manner?
If I could have a regular, clean blood donation without any of the role play or fictional scenario found in movies, would I still be interested?
If regular blood donation came with the insistence that I keep it private and not attend any public vampire events or vampire groups, would I agree to the conditions?
Do I have an emotional investment in being seen as a Sang by others, even if I have a lack of evidence to support any benefits in blood drinking?
Do I have an emotional investment in seeing myself as a Sang, even if I do not find any evidence to support any benefits in blood drinking?
When questioning whether or not you would be a Psychic Vampire, start with these questions or variations thereof–
Have I noticed any observable benefits when I consciously feed on external sources of energy?
Have I noticed any detriments when I consciously withhold from feeding on external sources of external energy?
Do I feel any need to tell people about my energetic feeding habits? Do I rationalize excuses to divulge my information when it is not actually necessary?
Is it important for me to classify myself as a “vampire” of any sort? If I found useful information from another resource that didn’t use the label “vampire,” would I be okay with that?
When exploring whether or not one is Otherkin, start by exploring these questions–
What is my reasoning for believing that I have a soul other than a human soul?
Is my perception that I have a non-human soul because it makes the most sense or is it a symbol for not relating to the other humans around me?
Is my life made better by the realization that I am non-human-souled or is it going to make my life more complicated by working with this information?
Am I really non-human or is that a symbol for feeling displaced or unsatisfied in some way?
Is it true that I am non-human or could my Therian/Otherkin self really be a spirit totem or other kind of spiritual being or energy that I am incorrectly identifying as “myself,” when it is actually something external to myself?
Would I be comfortable working with the information of my non-human identity, if it meant that I couldn’t share it with the community at large?
Do I look forward to the revealing of my nature because it is controversial or puts me in a fringe community?
Do I want to be Kin-identified because it automatically puts me into a group that relates to me?
Am I attracted to the idea of using my identity as an excuse to complain or brag to others?
This is by no means an exhaustive list of questions. Part of identifying the possible nature of oneself is by also exploring that one might not be what one initially suspects. It is entirely fine to not be any of the above three types of human variations. If one wants what one perceives as “special powers,” reasonable versions of those are attainable through metaphysical and occult practices. “Instant powers” never come through self-identification in any of the above-mentioned categories.