Free and Professional Dream Analysis and What Dreams Mean
PEOPLE IN DREAMS
WHAT PEOPLE REPRESENT IN DREAMS. Whether family members, friends, strangers, or famous personalities, people in dreams can be an important part of the message. Three ways a dream character presents information is 1) to act as a mirror, 2) give feedback about a relationship, or 3) provide true information about someone in your life.
1. IT'S ABOUT YOU. A dream character mirrors something about you.
2. RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS. How people act in a dream gives feedback about your interactions in a current relationship.
3. FACTUAL INFORMATION. On rare occasions, a dream presents true facts about someone so you can understand him or her better or help them.
Dream Characters Act as a Mirror.The first option is always to explore a person in a dream as a mirror of yourself. See if a dream character’s actions, attitudes or feelings resonate as something you may be feeling or doing. For example, if a dream shows a sad person on a bus ride, can you identify with the sad feelings? You may normally feel upbeat but lately, feel blue. The dream person mirrors the sadness so that you can acknowledge it and deal with it. Once you name hidden feelings you can change them; that is why the dream pinpoints feelings, attitudes or actions that could trip you up.
Most dream characters mirror your traits or actions to tell you something about yourself. A character’s good behavior reveals positive traits to encourage you to continue with them, as a pat on the back. Bad behavior mirrors negative traits as an invitation to deal with flaws. Recognizing bad behavior is the first step to correcting it.
Dream Characters as a Spotlight on Blind Spots.Flagging emotional blind spots is a main way dream characters function in a dream. Suppose a dream scene shows someone acting vain or being bad tempered or verbally nasty? Such a scene may not be welcome news about yourself, but it's a good idea to accept seeing blind spots as good news. Blind spots are often linked to hidden strong emotions and motives that are not channeled constructively, and may relate to a painful past experience. Once you notice a blind spot you can rework it constructively and release a strength that expands your potential. In that way, a blind spot is untapped energy and progress.
If you push away negative traits and pretend they don't exist, they can become blind spots that later explode into "run-away energies". Blind spots are hidden time bombs that and explode unexpectedly as emotional outbursts, impulsive behavior, poor decisions and sudden, uneplained reactions to others. People notice blind spots, which can be embarrassing and affect reputation and self esteem, so it is important to deal with blind spots. Dreams put a spotlight on hidden flaws to help you avoid becoming you own worst enemy. As you strive for the best, you outgrow blind spots. Accept a dream’s spotlight on a negative trait as a gift; plucking it out before anyone notices and before it becomes a major flaw will keep you successful and happy.
Relationship Dynamics in Dreams.People in dreams can play out your relationship dynamics with others, revealing attitudes and motives, yours or others. Relationships can be complicated. It’s hard to decipher another's motives or actions; dreams provide a perspective on what is going on. After a major fight with her husband, a wife dreamed of a huge ugly pimple on her face; it festered and burst open, as horrid bugs gushed out. The dream told her: The fight you had with your husband will make feelings for each other fester and create trouble in the relationship (it will bug them). The dream helped her see that her words were hurtful and vengeful, which had hurt her husband. Thanks to the dream insight, she apologized and made amends before the relationship had time to fester.
Sometimes, instead of a message, a dream creates an intense experience that changes the dynamics of a relationship. For example, a woman resented working with a brilliant but difficult boss; her resentment grew due with each sarcastic and chiding word he threw out. One day she dreamed of him as a little boy. In the dream, he was frantic and wild, needing help, needing an anchor to settle him; as she soothed him, the boy in the dream transformed from a wild man to a calm and peaceful friend, which made her feel good. When she woke up, she the animosity toward her boss was gone as she saw the troubled boy underneath his sharp exterior, a boy who needed her help. She changed her attitude toward him and rose to the challenge of helping him in kindness, which created a new sense of peace and satisfaction for her, at work. Facts about People in Dreams.Dreams can provide actual information about others, especially if someone is important to you. If you are concerned about a spouse, child, friend or loved one, a dream can reveal hints about their career, weaknesses, a child's talent, etc. If you keep dreaming of your child sitting in front of a piano or holding a tuba, it might be a hint to encourage music lessons or join the school band.
To see if a dream is providing information about another person, eliminate the alternative that the dream is about you. I once dreamed of a childhood friend with whom I had not spoken in several years. In the dream she was sad and desperate. These images did not match anything in my life, so I wondered if the dream was giving me facts about that friend. I got in touch with her and discovered she was going through a very bad time. We talked, which helped her. The person in the dream looked like my friend but that is not always the case. Sometimes the dream shows the traits of a person in a mystery character, that refers to someone you know. To check who character traits may point to, use the Two by Two technique; it lets you recognize someone through their personality traits.
SUMMARY: If the emotions or actions of a dream character do not resonate as your own, the dream may be telling you about someone else. To determine the target person, make sure the personality traits match their appearance.
Find the Meaning of a Person in a Dream
A QUICK TOOL TO SEE WHAT A PERSON IN A DREAM, MEANS.
When a dream has a central character who seems important to the story, use the Two plus Two technique and try it even if you think you know what the person represents. The results can be surprising and at times, funny. A successful businessman dreamed of a rat invading his living room; the rat walked right into the middle of the room as if it owned the place, which made the businessman very angry. When asked to name two positive and two negative traits of the rat, the businessman said: "The rat is very confident and strong yet arrogant and oblivious to others." Two seconds later, this company president roared with laughter as he recognized himself. The rat, a refflection of his own negative tendencies, revealed he had been acting in arrogant, uncaring ways toward employees at the time, which he realized was true. He got the message and become more sensitive to employees.
Decide on 2 positive traits + 2 negative traits to find the meaning of a dream person. Name two positive traits and two negative traits that you see in a dream character. It is a fail proof way to see what a person represents, to you.
(1) List two positive traits of a person in a dream.
(2) List two negative traits. (3) Evaluate the traits as explained in the full text, below.
WHAT IF THE PERSON IS A STRANGER?
A FRIEND, RELATIVE, OR STRANGER.Whether a dream character is someone you know or a stranger, use the Two Plus Two technique (descrived above) to see what the person represents. Pick the traits without thinking and even if it’s a stranger, you can decide what their negative and positive traits appear to be.
After you select the two negatives and two positives, stand back and take an honest look at yourself. Do you recognize any of the traits in yourself? If so, the dream person is acting as a mirror. If you can’t relate to the dream character’s traits or actions, ask yourself if that combination of traits reminds you of anyone; it can be a family member, friend, or acquaintance. If so, the dream may be about that person.
In psychology, this is called a "projection exercise"; it works because it's easier to see a trait in someone else than in yourself. Your dream person poses as an actor to give you the benefit of an insight about yourself.
DOES IT NEED MORE OR LESS. If you recognize a positive trait in a dream character, ask yourself questions like: "Does the story suggest using more of that trait?" "Is it a pat on the back for something I've done?" "Is it a characteristic I once had but are no longer use?" "Is it something I lack and need to develop?" If you recognize a negative trait, accept it as good news rather than a blow to your ego; nobody is perfect. Your psyche, the part of your mind that never sleeps and knows everything about you, is like a best friend who cares about your growth. A dream brings a negative trait or action to your attention so that you can turn it around; doing so can empower you to become happier and more successful.
Suppose you dream of someone sitting on the sidelines at a party. You don't think of yourself as shy at parties, but then you realize that you sit on the sidelines at work and don't speak up at meetings. It dawns on you that you wondered why promotions and new projects pass you by. The dream says you've been sitting on the sidelines and need to interact more with coworkers to let your talents shine, which will help your career.
IT'S ALL GOOD. Dreams bring helpful information and often critical feedback. We all love positive feedback from dream characters, but the negative ones are equally important. The negatives you see in self in a dream pinpoint traits and energies that need loving attention to bring out the best in you. By greeting all dreams as bearers of good news, you put yourself on the path to success, happiness, and contentment.
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