The google definition of kindred spirit is "a person whose interests or attitudes are similar to one's own."

That means that if I were to say to someone "You are a kindred spirit", I am describing them, but them with me as the assumed person being compared to.

I don't have to say "You are a kindred spirit to me" or "You and I are kindred spirits".

Is there a name for this sort of thing? Are there other examples of words like this?

  • "You're a friend" is another example. – nnnnnn Jan 26 '20 at 3:34
  • Huh. Interesting. Like a reflexive adjective. Except I just made that up. – Dr Xorile Jan 27 '20 at 6:15

Depends on the context, much like "kindered spirit," but:

  • chip off the block
  • great minds think alike
  • cut from the same cloth

These may work.

  • Also soul mate. – Xanne Jan 26 '20 at 3:47
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    The question was not about synonyms for "kindred spirit", but about the construction "You are a kindred spirit." – Mike Graham Jan 26 '20 at 4:57

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