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Factives are headmates that are based on a factional or non-fictional source, like another person. Sources can include celebrities, historical figures, friends, abusers, or anyone else. The source can be a singlet or a member of a system (including their own, or someone else's).
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Introject is an umbrella term that includes fictives and factives, which can be considered medical and avoided by certain types of systems. Though some systems consider the term to be open for use in a non-medical context, the term should not be used for systems without their consent.
Fictives are headmates based on a fictional source.
Soulbonds can include factives.
Factlings are headmates in median systems who identifies as both, or somewhere between, being a factive and factkin.
Factive-flux is when a headmate's connection to their source(s) varies over time. A post-factive is someone who no longer identifies as what they were originally a factive of.
A semi-factive is someone who is partially a factive in some way, and a fogtive is a headmate who is partially, almost, or somewhat a factive but does not feel the label is entirely correct. Similarly, a factional is a headmate with a source, but doesn't connect entirely with their source self or the connection is spiritual.
A system with many, or mostly, factives can be called a factive-heavy system.