Having nothing to do with one’s literal size; figuratively limited only; see “last”
Psychological / emotional perspective: Childhood is a time when smell is very significant. Many smells that are associated with that time, e.G. Baking bread, burning oil, flowers, school dinners, can still be very evocative for us as adults.
A pleasant smell could represent happy times or memories, whereas a bad smell can hold memories of particularly traumatic times.
Material aspects: To be conscious of a smell in a dream usually means that we are trying to identify an object or its source. Most other senses are sharpened in dreams, but the sense of smell is made available only if a specific interpretation is needed.
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.
To dream that someone or something is smaller than usual, represents the dreamer’s feelings of unworthiness or helplessness.
If it’s a person who seems smaller than in life, you believe that person is too full of themselves. Unless it is you - then you are feeling unworthy.
1. One’s sense of self-esteem is low.
2. If one perceives someone else as small, that person is not regarded highly.