Alteraffectis or nonhuman attraction is a tertiary attraction umbrella term that human souls simply aren't supposed to feel, or can't be explained within human terms.
It's coined with alterbeings/alterhumans as well as pet regressors and otherlinkers in mind. Some examples:
- the way a guardian angel feels about the person/people they're protecting
- the way a patron deity feels about the people they're a patron to
- the way a dog feels about their owner(s)
- the feelings a cat has towards their bonded partner(s).
The term and its flags were coined on October 28, 2022 by Tumblr user kiruliom.