inferiority

Depending on what shows up in the dream, one feels inadequate in that area.



Inferiority | The Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Inferiority

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

What is superior or has a wider view or possibility than our present standpoint; sense of inferiority in relation­ship to what is above us; what we strive for.

If we are standing above, high up: having a wider viewpoint; being intellectual, feeling superior or in a position of advantage. Idioms: above all; above and beyond; above asking; above oneself; above board, above one’s station, risen above oneself. See high; hill; mountain; flying. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Born in Vienna, Austria. Stud­ied medicine, later became a disciple of Freud. Diverged from Freud over the sexual impulse being all important in human behaviour. Adler saw people as goal oriented, with an urge toward personal growth and wholeness. He stated that in dreams we can clearly see our aggressive impulses and desire for fulfilment. Dreams can also help the dreamer define two often conflicting aspects of their experience—their image or sense of themselves, and their sense of what is socially accept­able. Because we strive from our earliest years to have some control over ourself and surroundings, we may develop a style of life around a sense of inferiority or lack of power. So a person who feels vulnerable may become aggressive to com­pensate. Adler therefore felt that in our dreams we not only see what we think of ourself, and what our environmental situation is, but also find a definition of our techniques for satisfying our drive to deal with and succeed in the world.... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream that you have the advantage, then you are feeling confident, successful, and in control of your destiny. However, if you dream that someone else has the upper hand, then you are dealing with issues of inferiority and inadequacy.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Inferiority complex. You feel inferior in your social environment. Symbol of self-worth, wanting to advance but feeling your shortcomings. Sign of romanticizing social status by holding on to ideals uncritically, even those that should have been discarded long ago. What do you really want out of life?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about being bald: you are missing something that you envy in others and you are suffering emotionally because of it.

If you are very intellectual or wise, the dream could mean society’s esteem for you is increasing. Looking at bald men: an imitation to a very interesting party or celebration. See Hair.

Depth Psychology: Being bald indicates a fear of being “found out.” See Hair. It could also be a sign of feelings of inferiority—you think that others are more attractive than you are. Remember: the inside is much more important than the outside!... Dreamers Dictionary

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Symbolizes the fight for existence, inferiority complex, fear of poverty. Somebody is giving you a gift. Do you need to learn to ask for something or demand it?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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This may point to an inferiority complex or a feeling of being overwhelmed.

According to Freud, this image, particularly in men’s dreams, appears when sexual intercourse is problematic and can’t be actively lived out.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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As in Abscess, points to an inferiority complex.

A symbol for disgust. However, this dream might also show that poison is leaving the body literally or figuratively, and that the disgust felt represents a wrong attitude toward life, constitutes repressed emotions, and is unwarranted. Always be glad when unacceptable parts of you (the shadow) find expression. That which is expressed cannot control us or remain to bother us again.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Since bowing is indicative of giving someone else status, to be bowing to someone in a dream would indicate our sense of inferiority.

To perceive a bow, as in Cupid’s bow. within a dream can indicate the need to be loved the union of masculine and feminine.

2- While intellectually we may not need to feci inferior, on an unconscious level we may actually sense someone else’s need to feel superior and acknowledge that in the dream stale.

To see a bow made of ribbon in a dream is making a connection to the feminine principle and beauty.

3- Variously a bow can indicate superiority, union of masculine and feminine, celebration.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: While intellectually we may not feel inferior, bowing in a dream shows that on an unconscious level we may actually sense someone else’s need to feel superior and acknowledge that in the dream state. Such a dream could also indicate our own sense of inferiority.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Loss of masculinity and vitality. As a dream image, it is almost always a sign of repressed physical urges. Castration dreams refer mostly to inferiority complexes and feelings of guilt. In rare cases, castration points to a deep-seated denial of masculine sexuality. At the time of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, castration dreams were relatively frequent. Now, they happen relatively seldom, since our attitudes to sexuality have changed.

A woman is not likely see herself as a castrated man, and aggressive masculinity is today accepted by man and woman as an important part of themselves and does not need to be punished with castration. Castration dreams today are mostly seen as referring to work and vitality. Also, castration dreams dreamed by women and men are often a reference to their relationship.

If a relationship is problematic and a partner feels restricted, fantasies and images about castration are normal. Castration dreams, in rare cases, may also have a positive side: one is liberating oneself from burdensome tasks. See Donkey, Genital Organ, Sexuality.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Castration in men’s dreams is a symbol of suppressed feelings and needs. You are plagued by feelings of guilt and inferiority; also you are afraid of not performing well enough sexually and being rejected.

If these dreams appear frequently, you might consider seeking professional help.

A woman dreaming about the castration of a man, a cat, or any other animal, usually indicates feelings of aversion toward male sex- uality. Be honest: do vou really want to castrate him?... Dreamers Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Apron, Closet, Costume, Hat, Jewelry, Mask, Shoes, Tie, Veil)

How do the clothes feel? Are they itchy or uncomfortable? If so, this reveals discomfort with yourself or a situation in which you’ve been placed.

Old or tattered clothing indicates self-neglect or feelings of inferiority.

Changing clothes: A transition in status, jobs, relationships, and the like.

A statement of individuality and how you see yourself (e.g., “clothes make the man”).

Rejecting or throwing away out-of-date clothing: New enterprises, loves, characteristics. Forsaking outmoded ways of thinking and living.

Each color of clothing has different oracular value. Yellow indicates financial progress, blue portends success from tenacious efforts, red reveals a timely deliverance from a difficult situation, green is prosperity and happiness, and mixed hues foretell swift changes.

Each item of clothing also has slightly different meaning, much of which is dependent on your perception.

For example, a businessman dreaming about tying his tie again and again might interpret this as too much attention to his appearance at

work instead of the work quality. Dreaming of tightening your belt probably relates to financial struggles.

Dirty clothing sometimes represents the soiling of someone’s virtues.

Cross-dressing represents a figurative “trying on” of masculine or feminine attributes that you wish to develop. This can also reveal a greater balance of the Yin-Yang energies within you (see Hermaphrodite, Homosexuality).... The Language of Dreams

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Do not take life so seriously. Lighten up, play. Fear that you are making a fool of yourself due to an inferiority complex, or you are demanding too much of yourself and others.

The actions and the mood of the clown are important.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a clown: sometimes you like making a fool of yourself, or you will do anything to be liked by others.

The dream also indicates a fear of being ridiculed and points to a feeling of inferiority. You don’t believe enough in yourself.

If the clown appears frequently, consider visiting a psychotherapist. Meeting a clown is a good omen, meaning enjoyment and fun. It is also a sign that you will soon laugh about earlier problems, or that you are going to be able to solve present problems easily.... Dreamers Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Canopy; Furniture; Love seat) A raised couch in a dream represents one’s wife, midwife or a high ranking position.

If it is made of wood in the dream, it indicates respectability, and if it is not upholstered in the dream, it means lowness or inferiority.

A fabric stuffed couch in a dream signifies honor, welfare, promotion, good words, new clothing, love, affection and unity. (Also see Bed; Mattress)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Fear of life, inhibitions, and inferiority complexes, or being freed from them. See Invalid, Bridge.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Deal with past actions and conduct now, and make changes (pay off the old “mortgages”); the reward will be peace and harmony. Sometimes the dream also refers to feelings of inferiority, because you are not living up to the expectations and demands of others, or the responsibilities you feel you owe them.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Vision: Sad to say, seeing such a brilliant treasure in a dream does not bode well. Wearing a diamond is usually a sign of an overly developed ego, or strong feelings of inferiority. Losing a diamond ring: separation from a loved one. Wearing a diamond ring/bracelet/ necklace: you are covering up a lack of self-worth with external “things” (sometimes also with bragging). Someone else wearing a diamond: watch out for false friends. Receiving a diamond as a gift: you will soon celebrate a happy event, an engagement or the like, and it might mean an improvement in your social status.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about a diamond is a warning: don’t be arrogant. Bragging is only a compensation for feelings of inferiority.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Ladder, Stairs. Emotional changes, and the degree of those changes is expressed here. Caution, remaining aware of reality.

If the lift is moving up fast—advancement, high hopes.

If the elevator is moving down fast—to the point that it is uncomfortable—fear of letting go. See Abyss and Trapdoor.

If the elevator gets stuck, inferiority complex or strong inhibitions.

A symbol of Kundalini, vitality in Yoga. Advancement and wish for self-affirmation; or, fear of Falling, and Shooting. Being constricted, as in Siege, Amber, Village, and Trap, except not so extreme. Emotional transformation; becoming more aware without effort.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Depth Psychology: The elf in a dream often represents your need for love and tenderness.

A goblin or a dwarf is a sign of inferiority feelings. Do you suffer from inhibitions? Are you afraid? Or burdened by guilt? See Nymph.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Difficulty at work. Passing a test points to ambition; failing a test points to inferiority complexes. Also, a symbol of differentiation and self- testing. According to Freud and Adler, memories of childhood misdeeds and punishment that are never forgotten. Today in psychoanalysis, the test is more indicative of life struggles.

One of the most common dreams is failing an exam. In the dream one is not prepared for the exam. In a variation, one is onstage and doesn’t know the lines. Both situations refer to a fear of failing in public.

The dreamer should examine his self-esteem. In the exam situation, usually the subject—or question one doesn’t know how to answer—gives an indication of the field in which one feels insecure. Onstage, the play or scene is sometimes a key to the field of fear.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an “F” symbolize failure, comparison, losing, -rejection and not making the grade.

To receive an “F” as a grade is about feelings of inferiority, overwhelm or that you are in the wrong class, and not engaged in your area of expertise.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Eating fatty foods in your dream suggests caution, possible illness. Greasy spots on your clothes mean possibly marrying into wealth. Being obese is a symbol of a gende and natural death. It is also a symbol of feelings of inferiority—you beheve people think you are disgusting. Preparing a heavy meal means impending loss.

Depth Psychology: Fat represents sensuality, cheerfulness, and a tendency to overdo things. It is a warning from the unconscious about excessive eating and drinking.... Dreamers Dictionary

Psycho Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are fighting, or boxing, indicates the will to be successful in spite of many handicaps, even with an inferiority complex or lack of talent.

The dreamer must find an outlet.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Looking at filth: you want to distance yourself from something negative or from bad company—whatever it is, that’s a good idea—follow through! Sometimes dreaming about filth only means that you need to solve a problem. Watching someone step into filth: you will cause trouble for someone—unintentionally. Finding money in a filthy spot: hold on to your wallet—somebody wants to steal it.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about filth means you really believe you are dirty (physically or morally) or very plain (physically or spiritually).

If the dream is a sign of feelings of inferiority, seek professional help. But remember, dirt is not always negative (Earth, Manure, Mud) and is often an important symbol of personal growth.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Repressed aggression, or too little aggression, as in: Attack, Surf, Fire, Flames, Violence, Greed, and Wire (High-Tension). Feelings of inferiority, repression, as in Termination, Attack, Harem, Skin Rash, and Prostitute. Fear of war or aggression, but also desperate search for physical or personal closeness.

Folklore: A warning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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First of all, the fruit of the life of the soul. Erotic sexual needs.

A ripe fruit means being sexually balanced and enjoying life.

A rotten fruit means an inferiority complex. Eat more healthfully.

The body needs fruit and vitamins.

When used in a derogatory way, insecurity about one’s sexuality.

The erotic in adventure, success, and luck.

A reminder of the sensual pleasures of summer.

The first thing that you can and must pick—if you don’t, you are missing your chance. That which is juicy and full. Fruit that is unpalatable or rotten points to problems—often illness—and danger.

Ancient Egyptian dream interpretation: Pleasant encounter. Classical interpretation: Personal luck, when fruit is picked or collected.

According to Freud, women’s breasts.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

To dream of a giant means that you feel insecure and have an inferiority complex.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a giant: if you can make friends with the people you hope will help, a major business transaction will succeed.

If the giant is your friend: you are going to be very successful.

If the giant is threatening you: in the end a risky transaction will fall through. See Tall, Big.

Depth Psychology: The giant, considered a symbol of male sexuality, is warning you to beware of uncontrolled instincts. Sometimes the dream is a sign of superiority (if you are the giant) or of inferiority (if someone else is the giant). This is a very important dream and should be analyzed further! See Gnome.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a giant symbolize power, strength, and dominance. This dream is about how you handle and manage your power. Consider whether you abuse it or if you use it to empower those around you.

If you feel small in comparison to a giant, then you are venting your feelings about inferiority, inadequacy, victimhood, and powerlessness.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Aggression and inferiority complex, compensated for with heroic dreams.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a grade represent your judgements, criticisms and assessments about yourself and/or the people in your life. You are processing feelings of anxiety, inferiority or superiority. Consider what and/or who is being evaluated and what grade is given. See A, B, C, D and F.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Repressed sexual urges or inhibitions (see Rooster). Desire for erotic sexual experiences and the desire to have one’s sexuality accepted. Most of the time the sign of an inferiority complex.

Folklore: Something hidden is finding expression.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Desiring recognition, Success, and security, as, for instance, in Shares, Stock Market, and intellectual wealth. Here questions about your goals in life are raised. What is it you want to accomplish, to “harvest”? Short-term as well as long-term goals may be addressed here.

If the dreamer is a city person, the image of an Ear-of-corn or Farm might mean a romantic longing for the country and the simple life. Crop failures usually point to inferiority complexes.

Folklore: Luck (in love).... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a head represent your thoughts, opinions, critical functions, higher wisdom, awareness, -perception, and ability to think, reason, be logical, and make sense out of situations.

If your head is down, then this represents shame, embarrassment, and inferiority.

If your head is held high, then you are feeling confident and proud.

If your head is disconnected from the body, then this reflects a lack of integration between your thoughts and feelings.

If something is over your head, then it may feel too lofty or difficult to understand.

If your head is bigger than normal, then you are feeling cocky, over confident, and having an overblown ego. See Chakra-Crown.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

We would be unwise to ignore this aspect of ourselves and shouldn’t dismiss such an image when it appears. We must acknowledge this dream figure as a reflection of ourselves in order to deal with a learnt sense of inferiority.

If we do not, we will be continually faced in life by our own sense of inferiority. It is a lot easier to confront our own inadequacies in the dream state where we are safe. Often this is the first opportunity we have to meet the shadow. Indigenous peoples such as aboriginal, maori, native american: see individual entry.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Loss of independence. Loss of room to maneuver. Somebody or yourself needs support. Inferiority complex, self-doubt, and anguish. You feel you have been injured. In spite of the obvious meaning, this image has a positive side: it is a reminder that we are also allowed to withdraw from normal activities. In this sense, the dream image often points to being one-sided in relation to work.

For instance, you do not have to do everything yourself and always be the best. It is important to accept and to admit helplessness. On the other hand, there is a belief that invalids are unable to act, which might indicate that you are asking too much of yourself.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Looking at a jumping jack is a sign of instability—at work and/or financially. Seeing yourself as a jumping jack: what is missing? Make an honest account of yourself. What happened to you—are you “spineless”?

Depth Psychology: The jumping jack stands for insecurities and feelings of inferiority. You are afraid that people around you won’t take you seriously, that you’re only a toy in the eyes of others. Have you made a fool of yourself lately? Who in your relationship is the “jumping jack”? What about your assertive- ness? See Clown, Fool.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a king or a queen: your business affairs are going well and your income may increase.

If you are the king or the queen: you are either thinking too highly of yourself, or trying to hide your feelings of inferiority. Being crowned: a significant goal can be reached in a short time.

Depth Psychology: The king is a symbol for the “father” in you, and also of conflicting feelings—superiority on one hand, inferiority on the other.

The queen is a symbol of the “mother” in you, but also your desire to make others dependent on you. See Emperor.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Inferiority complex, disgust; less often, fertility.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In dreams, feeling ‘low’ can suggest a sense of inferiority or humility. Often we will give way to submissive behaviour, and put ourselves in a lower position than others. Occasionally, to be below something or someone can indicate a need to explore the underside or negativity of a relationship or situation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- A marriage or a wedding in a dream often indicates the uniting of two particular parts of the dreamer which need to come together in order to crcate a better whole.

For instance, the intellect and feelings - or perhaps the practical and intuitive sides may need to be united. Often a marriage or wedding can be precognitive in that one may subconsciously be aware of a relationship between two people, but it has not yet registered on the conscious level. So, to be attending a wedding may indicate that one is aware of such a relationship.

To be dreaming of wearing a wedding dress is to be trying to sort out one’s feelings and hopes about relationships and weddings.

To be dressing someone else in a wedding dress can indicate one’s feelings of inferiority ‘always the bridesmaid, never the bride’.

2- Bccause the human being is always looking for someone to complement him- or herself, to dream of a wedding can give some indication of the type of person we are looking for as a partner. We may, for instance, dream that we are marrying a childhood friend - in which case we are looking for somebody who has the same qualities as that person. We may dream we are marrying a famous figure and again the qualities of that particular person will be important.

3- Spiritually there is a proccss of integration which needs to come about. Firstly the masculine and feminine sides of our personality need to unite, then the physical and spiritual sides need to harmonise. This is usually known as a Mystic Union.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

That which we would like to present to the world around us, or what we would like others to view as being real.

A weak sense of self, inferiority complex. Hiding from the truth. But also fun, lust, and erotic adventures. Being misled, false impressions, and temptations.

If the mask in your dream is visible, this is also a sign of your ability to look behind the scenes (including your own). See Curtain.

Folklore: Always negative.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a midget: develop more confidence—there is no reason to diminish yourself. Have you met a person who— compared to you—seems to be a Giant? See Small.

Depth Psychology: Are you suffering from feelings of inferiority or have others not satisfied your ego?... Dreamers Dictionary

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Self-affirmation, possibly also self-pun- ishment, authority, fleeing from an inferiority complex, immature masculinity, and repressed aggression. In women’s dreams, often the desire for aggressive sexuality and devotion.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Conflict with conventional norms, accommodation, and vanity. Due to an inferiority complex you are trying to create ideal beauty; or emotional certainty about your own beauty.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a mouse indicates panic, low self-esteem, and passivity. You may be experiencing feelings of inadequacy and inferiority for not being able to measure up to standards. This dream is telling you that it is time to let your voice be heard and your presence acknowledged, instead of hiding in the sidelines. Alternatively, it is also symbolic of small distractions and annoyances you are experiencing.

The dream may likewise indicate a computer mouse which links you and the rest of the world.

To dream that you have killed or trapped a mouse suggests that there are persons in your waking life that are literally putting you down, To dream that someone is eating a mouse means that there is something that you need to get off your chest, which may be guilt or a truth that has to be told.

To dream that a mouse is being chased indicates that you are afraid to make a stand. You are allowing other people to boss you around.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Did you walk the streets naked or did other people see you are naked? Let go of your shame! The dream is a memory of the fun you had as a child—and that your parents considered being naked a taboo. Every now and then our psyche needs to relive the excitement of past feelings: like your father holding both your hands and swinging you through the air, or your early childhood feeling of freedom when free of clothes.

If you frequendy dream about walking the streets naked, this means feelings of inferiority have prevented you from achieving your personal goals in the past. Taking off your clothes: you want more independence and freedom. Seeing naked children in a dream: your family is about to have a new member (your own or the family of your friends). Seeing a person of the opposite sex naked: your secret or burning passion for someone will be reciprocated.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being naked means you are afraid of being “found out”—you are emotionally upset right now and don’t want others to know.

The dream is a challenge to be emotionally vulnerable, to take a chance and admit your weaknesses.

The dream might also express erotic needs that are either being met right now or that you think arc foolish.... Dreamers Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Feelings of impotency, inferiority.

2. To suffer derision, likely adolescent in nature.

3. Feelings of social ineptitude, teenage or teenage-like awkwardness. ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Doubts.

2. Feelings of ignorance, inferiority.

3. A feeling of misfortune, serious obstacles in the offing.

4. Feelings of family contentment (at home at night). ... New American Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The dreamer himself. Wanderlust; often also saying good-bye to old habits. In addition, it may mean fleeing from something, or indicate an inferiority complex, because you have to legitimize your identity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing animals in a green pasture: your life is going well—you will prosper. Seeing a willow tree: You need to remain steadfast now, but “bend like a willow tree” at the right time. Seeing a weeping willow: a friend is very sad and pours her heart out to you. Pussy willows: your life is peaceful; be satisfied (humble).

Depth Psychology: Why are you so “flexible” and accommodating? Are you hiding feelings of inferiority? Do you have so little confidence in yourself? Don’t you trust yourself? Do you always take the easy way out? Your “adaptability” is too extreme. You need to change that! See Reed.... Dreamers Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Ego; superiority or inferiority, depending on position.

2. Sense of importance, immortality.

3. To hold in high esteem, admiration. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The people who appear in dreams are the characters with which we write our ‘play’. Often they appear simply as themselves, particularly if they are people we know or have a relationship with in the here and now. We may introduce them in order to highlight a specific quality or characteristic. We may also permit them into our dream scenario as projections of our inner life or stale of being. Finally, they may signify someone who is more important than the dreamer.

2- In order to disentangle the various types of ‘information’ which each character brings to the dreamer, it is often necessary to decide what or who each one makes us think of. That way we will reveal the deeper meanings and connections.

An individual from the past could link us with that period of our lives and with specific memories which may, or may not, be painful.

A neighbour or close associate usually appears in a dream to highlight a particular quality in that person. Somebody else’s mother, father, brother etc. may suggest our own family members or possibly jealousy. Sometimes, rather than trying to decipher the meaning of the dream it is enough to look at what bearing the dream character’s actions have on the dreamer’s everyday life.

To interpret why the dreamer has adopted a particular role we would need to know a little bit more about his lifestyle. When there is some conflict within the dreamer between love and aversion for a particular person, we are more likely to dream about them.

Often in dreams there may be a noted difference between two of the participants to illustrate two sides of the dreamer’s thoughts and feelings. Similarly; there maybe a marked contrast in the way the dreamer handles a situation with two of his dream characters. It is as though two options are being practised. Composite characters As with composite animals, the composite character will emphasise one characteristic or quality in order to draw the dreamer’s attention to it.

The fact that it is not just one person emphasises the many-faceted human being. Every- character who appears in our dreams is a reflection of a facet or part of our own personality and can often be better understood if we put ourselves in the position of that person. Adolescent To dream of oneself as adolescent focuses on our undeveloped side. Dreaming of an adolescent of the opposite sex usually means dealing with a suppressed part of our development.

The emotions associated with adolescence are very raw and clear and such emotions arc accessible often only through dreams. There may be conflict over freedom. Ancestors Our customs, ways of behaving, morality and our religious feelings are all handed down from generation to generation. When we become conscious of our ancestors in a dream we are focusing on our roots. We may- understand ourselves through our relationship with the past. Authority Figures (such as magistrates, teachers etc. also see individual entries) Our concept of authority is first developed through our relationship with our father or father figure. Depending on how we were treated as children, our view of authority will be anything from a benign helper to an exploitative disciplinarian. Most authority figures will ultimately lead us back to what is right for us, although not necessarily what we might consider good for us. Authority figures in dreams initially appear to have power over us, though if worked with properly will generate the power to succeed. Dreaming particularly of police can indicate a kind of social control and a protective element for us as members of society. Often a policeman will appear in dreams as one’s conscience. We may feel that our wilder, more renegade side needs controlling.

Baby To dream about a baby which is our own indicates that we need to recognise those vulnerable feelings over which we have no control. We may be attempting something new.

If the baby is someone else’s in the dream, we need to be aware of that person’s ability to be hurt, or that they may be innocent of something. Psychologically we are in touch with the innocent, curious side of ourselves, with the part which neither wants nor needs responsibility. Dreaming of a baby can indicate that, on a spiritual level, the dreamer has a need for a feeling of purity.

Boy To have a dream about a boy- shows the potential for growth and new experience.

If the boy is known he reflects recognised qualities in the dreamer. Psychologically, we may need to be in touch with ourselves at that age and with the innocent youthfulness and enthusiasm that a boy has. We are contacting our natural drives and ability to face difficulties.

Boyfriend To dream of a boyfriend, whether present or former, connects with the feelings, attachments and sexuality- connected with him.

To dream of having as a boyfriend someone whom you would not anticipate, indicates the need to have a greater understanding of the way you relate to men. Consideration may need to be given to the loving, nurturing side of masculinity. We are still searching for the ideal lover.

Carers such as nurses, nuns etc. This suggests the more compassionate, nurturing side of ourselves. Often it is that side of us which has been ‘called’ or has a vocation. Usually there is, for men, a non-sexual relationship. Child (who could be one of the dreamer’s own children) Dreaming of a child gives us access to our own inner child. We all have parts of ourselves which are still child-like and curious. When we are able to get in touch with that side of ourselves we give ourselves permission to clarify a potential for wholeness which we may not previously have recognised. Crowd Crowds in dreams can indicate how we relate to other people, particularly in a social sense. They may indicate how we can hide ourselves, or indeed how we hide aspects of ourselves and do not single out any one attribute. We may also be attempting to avoid responsibility.

A huge crowd suggests information which we may not be able to handle. Dictators (Hitler, Stalin etc.) If the dreamer has had an overbearing father, a known dictator may appear in dreams as representing that relationship. Emperor or Empress - see

Authority Figures and also King and Queen Ethnic minority Any aspect within ourselves which is out of the ordinary or different can manifest in dreams as a member of another race.

Girl When a girl of any age appears in our dreams we are usually attempting to make contact with the more sensitive, innocent side of ourselves. Those qualities of intuition and perception may be somewhat undeveloped but can be made available.

If the girl is known to us we probably are aware of those qualities, but need to explore them as though we were approaching them from the girl’s point of view.

If she is unknown, we can acknowledge that a fresh approach would be useful.

Girlfriend When a girlfriend or ex-girlfriend appears in a man’s dream there arc usually issues to do with masculinity and femininity involved. There may be fears to do with sexuality.

If a girlfriend appears in a woman’s dream, there can either be a concern about her in the dreamer’s mind, or she (the dreamer) needs to search for and find qualities belonging to the friend in her. Hero or any heroic figure falso see Archetypes) In a man’s dream the figure of the hero can represent all that is good in him, the Higher Self. In a woman’s dream he will suggest the Animus (see Introduction). When the hero is on a quest We are struggling to find a part of ourselves which is at this time unconscious (also see Quest). It is important that the darker forces are vanquished but not killed since they cannot be totally annihilated without harming the Wise Old Man (see Introduction). In other words, our eventual integration still needs the challenge of the negative.

The hero’s failure may be brought about inadvertently We all have a weak point through which we can be attacked.

To have such a dream indicates that we are not paying attention to the details in our lives or to that part of ourselves we tend not to have developed. We may be being warned of an element of self-neglect.

The death of the hero can often suggest the need to develop the more intuitive side of ourselves, to be born again to something new.

A conflict between the hero and any other dream character suggests a basic disharmony between two facets of our own character.

The hero often appears in dreams as an antidote to some hated external figure within the dreamer’s everyday life. High Priest, Astrologer, or anyone with similar esoteric knowledge (also see Archetypes and Authority Figures in this section) Any character within our dreams who appears to have knowledge of magical practices or similar types of knowledge is usually first introduction to the Higher Self. It is as though we can only become privy to this deeper knowledge by meeting our teacher first. Inadequate Person It is a lot easier to confront our own inadequacies in the dream state where we are safe. Often this is the first opportunity we have to meet the Shadow (See Introduction). We ignore this aspect of ourselves at our peril and cannot afford to dismiss such an image when it appears. We must acknowledge this dream figure as a reflection of ourselves in order to deal with a learnt sense of inferiority.

If we do not. we are continually faced in life by our own sense of inferiority.

Intruder (also see individual entry and Burglar) The intruder in a woman’s dream is often a personification of her own Animus (see Introduction). In a man’s dream it characterises his Shadow (see Introduction). In either case it suggests the need for a change in attitude in order for the dreamer to be able to have a full and meaningful relationship with himself. King Almost invariably a king appearing in a dream represents the father or father figure.

A personality such as an emperor may- indicate that some of the father’s attitudes arc alien to the dreamer, but should perhaps be accepted. When the king is old or on the point of dying the dreamer will be able to reject outworn or old-fashioned family values. Ministers of all Religions (also see Authority Figures in this section and Archetypes) Ministers of all religions hold a special placc in the dream hierarchy; since their authority is given to them not by man alone, but to all intents and purposes by God or an ultimate power. There is therefore an ‘otherness’ about them. Man Any man appearing in a dream shows an aspcct or facet of the dreamer’s character in a recognisable form. Each of us has a repertoire or portfolio of behaviours, some of which are acceptable and some of which arc not. In dreams those behaviours and characteristics can be magnified so that thev are easily identified, often as personalities. By working with the characteristic, more energy and power becomes av ailable. Even when we are threatened by a negative character trait, we can still access room for improvement.

A man in a dream can identify the Shadow for a man, and the Animus for a woman (see Introduction).

An older man (if the man is white-haired or holy) can represent the innate wisdom we all have. Such a person can also signify the father in dreams. When a large man appears in our dreams we arc usually appreciating the strengths, certainties and protection which our basic beliefs give us.

A man in a woman’s dream signifies the more logical side of her nature. She has, or can develop, all the aspects of the masculine which enable her to function with success in the external world.

If the man is one she knows or loves she may be trying to understand her relationship with him.

An unknown man is generally that part of the dreamer’s personality which is not recognised. In a woman’s dream it is the masculine side of herself, and in a man’s dream it is the Self (see Introduction). Old People (also see Man and Woman) In dreams, old people can represent either our ancestors or grandparents, hence wisdom accrued from experience.

If the old person is male depending on the gender of the dreamer he will stand for either the Self or the Animus (see Introduction).

If female then she will signify the Great Mother or the Anima (see Introduction). .’Ml father figures, or representations of the father, will often appear old as if to highlight their remoteness.

A group of old people often appears in dreams. Usually this signifies the traditions and wisdom of the past - things sacred to the ‘tribe’ or family. Older people usually stand for our parents even though the dream figures may bear no relationship to them. Pirate Dreaming of a pirate suggests there is an aspcct of our personality which destroys our emotional connection with the soul.

Prince (Hero) and Princess (also see Archetypes) These figures represent those parts of ourselves, or others, who exist by right; that is, those aspects which have been brought into conscious awareness and authority. As the hero has taken responsibility for his own journey, so the prince and princess take responsibility for the lives they live.

Queen (Not only the present queen, but a historical one such as Victoria) This usually represents the dreamer’s relationship with his mother, and thus with women in authority generally. Stranger (also see Shadow in Introduction) The stranger in a dream represents that part of ourselves which we do not vet know. There may be a feeling of awe or of conflict with which we need to deal before we can progress. Twins (including the mirror- image of a figure in the dream) (also see individual entry) Twins in a dream can suggest two sides of our personality.

If they arc identical we may be recognising our ambiguous feelings about ourselves.

If not identical they suggest the inner self and the outer reality. Twins may also signify our projections into the world of our own personalities. Woman In a woman’s dream a woman, such as a family member or friend is often representative of an aspect of her own personality, but often one she has not yet fully understood. In a man’s dream such a figure denotes his relationship with his own feelings and with his intuitive side. It mav also show how he relates lo his female partner.

A goddess or holy woman signifies the highest potential for working with the Greater Good that the dreamer has. Oriental women appearing in dreams usually suggest the mysterious side of the feminine. In a man’s dream such a figure will often reveal his attitude to sexuality; while in a woman’s dream it will reveal more about her own intuitive transcendent jx)wers.

An older woman mostly represents the dreamer’s mother and her sense of inherited wisdom.

An unknown woman in dreams will represent either the Anima (see Introduction) in a man’s dream, or the Shadow (see Introduction) in a woman’s. It is the qualities of surprise and intrigue which allow us to explore further the relevance of that figure. We can gain a great deal of information bccausc the figure is unknown.

3- When we begin to work spiritually with ourselves, there is a gargantuan store of knowledge which can be worked on, and with, to enhance our lives.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When a particular position is highlighted in a dream it usually signifies our moral standpoint, or our position in life. It can also give an indication of how we arc handling situations in our lives.

For instance, something in the wrong position means we are going about things in the wrong way.

2- Our spirit, intellect, ideals and consciences are being brought to our attention when we dream of anything higher or above us. This applies also when dreaming of the upper part of anything (of a building or body, for example). Our altruism may be being brought into question. Anything underneath, below, or downstairs signifies the anarchic or immoral side of our personalities.

The sexual impulses can also be characterised in this way. Something appearing upside down emphasises the potential for chaos and difficulty.

The ‘ups and downs’ of situations in life can be experienced in dreams as the actual movement of one’s position, ‘fhe personality has a need to balance the heights and depths of its experience, and if this docs not happen a warning will usually appear in dream form. Back/Front Rejection and acceptance can be shown in a dream as seeing the back and front of something. Backward/ Forward Having the attention drawn to a backward and/or forward movement usually indicaes the potential to adopt a regressive bae kward-looki ng tendency. There is a need to retire into the past, rather than tackling lears and moving ahead. Centre falso see Shapes) To be conscious of the centre of any aspect of a dream is to be aware of a goal or objective, or perhaps even of the dreamer’s real Self. There is a need to be the centre of attention whatever the circumstances. Far/Near In dreams, space and time can become confused. Dreaming of something which is far awav, may indicate that it is far away in time. This may be future or past, depending on the dream.

A long way in front would be future, a long way behind would be past. Near or close would mean recently, or in the immediate.

Horizontal This usually symbolises the material world. Left The left side suggests the less dominant, more passive side. Often it is taken to represent all that is dark and sinister and those parts of our personality which we try to suppress. It is more to do with instinctive behaviour, what feels good inside and with personal behaviour without attention to moral codes. It is supportive in expression, and receptive by nature, so anything appearing in dreams on the left side can be accepted as a symbol of support. Any pain experienced on the left side is interpreted in terms of sensitivity.

The left expresses the more feminine attributes and often the past. Feelings of being left behind suggest a sense of inadequacy, of disintegration and of having to leave the past behind. Indecision over left or right suggests an inability to decide whether to rely on drive or instinct.

Low In dreams, feeling ‘low’ can suggest a sense of inferiority or humility. Often we will give way to submissive behaviour, and put ourselves in a lower position than others. Occasionally to be below something or someone can indicate a need to explore the underside or negativity of a relationship or situation. Opposite Anything in a dream which is opposite the dreamer may suggest some difficulty in reconciling two paradoxes (Good/bad. male/female, up/down, etc.). This may or may not suggest conflict. One thing deliberately put opposite another There is a deliberate attempt to introduce discord. Changing the position from opposite Differences maybe adjusted.

Right/Left The conflict between right and left is usually between logic and intuition. Right The right side represents the more dominant logical side. It is the consciously expressed, confident side which perceives the exterior world in perhaps a more objective sense. It is to do with ‘lightness’ that is, correctness and moral and social behaviour. Anything observed on the right side in dreams is usually significant as the dreamer progresses. Any pain experienced on the right side can also be interpreted in terms of drive. It also expresses the more masculine attributes. Movement to the right indicates that something is coming into conscious awareness. Straight Straight suggests a direct approach, the shortest way between two objects or places. Top To be at the top is to have succeeded in our endeavours.

To be on top is to have assumed control. Trying to reach the top suggests more effort is needed. Under/underneath Being underneath something suggests either taking shelter or submitting to someone else’s handling of us. It may also represent the part of us that we hide, or the part that is less capable.

Up, upper We have the capability of achieving a degree of supremacy. We are capable of getting the ‘upper hand’ in particular situations. We can move away from the mundane, ordinary- everyday world.

Vertical The vertical in dreams tends to represent the spiritual realm.

3- The points of the compass can be read spiritually.

The North signifies the Unknown, and hcnce sometimes darkness. It is spirituality within the world.

The East traditionally suggests birth and mystic religions. It also represents becoming ‘conscious’.

The South is representative of earthly passion and sensuality.

The West can symbolise death, but more properly the state after death when there is increased spiritual awareness. Traditionally, it can also represent the more logical side of our natures.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Mask. Inferiority complex, disguise. You want to pretend you’re something that you are not. On the other hand, completion, the final touch.

Folklore: A festive occasion.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a white rabbit: a pleasant experience in the near future. Seeing a black rabbit: news of a death . Catching a rabbit: you will meet a younger person. Raising/breeding rabbits is a sign of long life and virility. W atching a rabbit being killed: you are sacrificing your own ideals and positive qualities for the good of other people—but in the long run you will be unhappy. See Hare.

Depth Psychology: This animal represents sexual desires and fertility, as well as feelings of inferiority, insecurity, or anxieties hiding in your unconscious. What is making you so timid? Why do you withdraw? Is it because you think you are not good enough? Who is the human predator threatening or chasing you? Analyze this dream carefully!... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about the racetrack: be prepared for a lot of excitement in the coming weeks; it also suggests being careful: someone else might be faster than you. Watching a horse race: if you use your strength judiciously, you will overcome the hurdles facing you. Participating in a horse race: you are going to miss an opportunity. See Horse, Riding.

Depth Psychology: A racetrack means you are confident that speed is all you need to prev ail in life or win a competition. Or are you running away from your mistakes, failures, or feelings of inferiority? Why don’t you stop for a moment and think about which of the above describes your situation best and then act accordingly!... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Telescope. Inferiority complex, devaluing the Self. Taking small things too seriously. Possibly a suggestion to expand your frame of reference and thereby grow in awareness. See also Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: The rhinoceros is a warning: use good sense and don’t rush headlong toward your goal. In a man’s dream, the rhinoceros means that he would like to have more sexual stamina.

Depth Psychology: While this animal is a symbol for external power and might, its insides do not match its imposing appearance. Does this also apply to you? Do you feel inferior to people who are as imposing as the rhinoceros? Either way, ambition or feelings of inferiority could be a problem in sexual relationships and need to be addressed.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: In a man’s dream, a rifle is a symbol for energy, strength, power, and the need to impress others. Women dreaming about rifles are afraid of aggressive sexuality and would do well to develop more courage. Shooting a rifle means you are trying in vain to accomplish something through force. Others holding a rifle points to a feelings of inferiority, being less than others. See Shooting, Weapon.

Depth Psychology: A rifle is a symbol of aggressive male sexuality, a tendency to use force in general. Fear of being attacked may be the reason for a rifle dream. It may also indicate your attitude toward life—”I’d rather fight than run!”... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about a servant means you are much too subservient and humble toward others.

The dream stands for your conscious and unconscious feelings of inferiority.

The servant is also a warning to beware of false friends who are out to take advantage of you.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The shadow is, first of all, that which is invisible.

If it becomes visible in your dream, a very important step toward increasing awareness has been taken.

You are beginning to become consciously aware of your “dark side.” The reason for the shadow in a dream is a sign that you are in the process of becoming aware of your Self. So, there is no reason to fear your shadow or try to avoid it.

The shadow is usually connected to the past or the future: old injuries are casting their shadow onto today’s behavior and emotions, and creating fear for the yet unborn reality of the future. Coming to terms with the shadow is necessary in order to understand life here and now. It brings intensity, wealth, and imagination to life.

If you are standing in somebody’s shadow, or are put into a shadow by somebody, this refers to low self- esteem. You have an inferiority complex—want to appear to be more than you are, want to be more accepted.

The shadow follows us but is not easily seen; it also provides protection.

Jung sees the shadow as an underdeveloped structure in people.

The shadow is one of the original definitions of the soul.

The chieftain of some Polynesian tribes loses his mana (power), if somebody steps on his shadow. In southern European countries midday was considered the ghost hour, because the shadow would then be its smallest and retreat. Behind this superstition was the fear that the shadow would disappear altogether and with it the soul and its relationship to the earth.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision + Depth Psychology: Washing sheets means trying to make a quick decision about a very important matter, bringing order to your affairs. Sleeping in pure white sheets: a harmonious marriage. Seeing beautifully decorated or colorful sheets: improved social standing. Sleeping in dirt)’ sheets: strong feelings of inferiority that need to be overcome. See Bed, Laundry.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream that something or someone is short, then it represents having little importance or a shrinking value to you.

A diminutive adult in your dream might also represent connection with your inner child, and that you are feeling vulnerable.

If you dream of being short and of someone else being tall, then you are processing feelings of inferiority, powerlessness, and intimidation. If, however, you dream that you are tall and someone else is short, then this dream expresses your feelings of superiority, power and domination. Consider the feeling tone. See Size and Dwarf.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Looking at silk fabric means a bright future and exciting events ahead. Buying silk: be honest, are you about to cheat on your lover? W earing clothing made from silk: you would love to have the admiration of other people. Are you hiding feelings of inferiority? Weaving silk fabric, or spinning silk thread yourself: vou will have to deal with manv uncertainbes in life. Are you living in a fantasy world?

Depth Psychology: Are you entertaining grandiose ideas? Would you like to ushinen? Don’t overdo it—silk tears easily! See Clothes, Velvet.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Seeing yourself as small is a sign of your inferiority feelings.

If other things or people appear small: you did not make a great impression on them. See Tall, Big. Are you making yourself smaller than you really are? And if so, why? Are you trying to make problems smaller than they are in reality? See Midget, Shrinking.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about stuttering is a sign of feelings of inferiority that influence your relationships in a negative way. Maybe you find it difficult—or you lack the courage—to explain yourself to others or voice your opinion. Speak freely and from your heart—it’s easier than you think. See Speaking.... Dreamers Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Wealth and prosperity.

2. Feelings of social inadequacy and inferiority.

3. Some rules are unjust. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: A marriage or a wedding in a dream often indicates the uniting of two particular parts of us which need to come together in order to create a better whole.

For instance, the intellect and feelings – or perhaps the practical and intuitive sides – may need to be united.

To be dreaming of wearing a wedding dress is to be trying to sort out our feelings and hopes about relationships and weddings.

To be dressing someone else in a wedding dress can indicate one’s feelings of inferiority – ‘always the bridesmaid, never the bride’.

To dream of losing our wedding ring would very often symbolize a problem within a marriage, or perhaps highlight a problem in our commitment.

To dream of finding a wedding ring might well indicate that a relationship is being formed that could result in marriage.

To be attending a wedding in dreams when we are not expecting to attend one in waking life suggests that we are aware of a relationship between two people, but it has not yet registered on the conscious level.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a person wearing a wig: you are falling victim to the deceit of others; be careful in the presence of arrogant people. Seeing a wig: you are too gullible. Wearing a wig yourself: you are suffering from feelings of inferiority.

Depth Psychology: A wig may stand for wrong attitudes and behaviors— occasionally also of feelings of inferiority. See Hair, Powder.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- At its very basic interpretation, the worm can suggest the penis. Depending on the dreamer’s attitude to sexuality and gender, there may be a sense of threat.

The worm is not necessarily seen to be particularly clean.

2- The worm in dreams can also highlight our feelings of ineffectiveness and insignificance (whether this is about ourselves or others).

If the worm is bigger than we are then this would suggest that our own sense of inferiority is a problem.

If we are particularly conscious of a worm- cast that is, the earth the worm has passed through its body, then this is a transformation image and indicates we are capable of changing our lives into something more fertile.

3- Being given to the worms is a metaphor for death, so we need to be aware that on a spiritual level changes may shortly be taking place.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: The worm in dreams can also highlight our feelings of ineffectiveness and insignificance (whether this is about ourselves or others).

If the worm is bigger than we are then this would suggest that our own sense of inferiority is a problem.

If we are particularly conscious of a wormcast – that is, the earth the worm has passed through its body – then this is a transformation image and indicates we are capable of changing our lives into something more fertile.... Dream Meanings of Versatile