What are face dreams about?
This symbol is identified by words like face.
Faces in dreams is a very common dream symbol, occuring in about 13% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 7 dreams.
What are the major highlights of face dreams?
Faces is a very interconnected dream symbol. Having faces in a dream substantially changes the nature of the dream.
Face dreams are friendly
Dreams of faces have greater increase of friendly interactions within the dream than most other dream symbols. While not all dreams of faces will be friendly and they can also contain aggressive interactions, dreams of faces are more likely to have friendly interactions than most other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include rage, drinks, needing help, giving, masturbation, gold, grey eyes, servants, magnifying glasses, and disguises.
Dreams with faces might be a nightmare
Dreams of faces are frequently associated with nightmares. Of course dreams that contain faces might not be a nightmare. Plenty of dreams with faces are not nightmares. But, dreams of faces are more related to nightmares than 80% of all other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include obeying, feelings, places, death, white eyes, apes, closed my eyes, ovaries, fevers, and demons.
Face dreams are scary
Dreams containing faces are more related to fear than 90% of all other dream symbols. Of course each dream is unique and this does not mean that all dreams of faces are about fear. It simply means that if you dream of faces, this dream has a great chance of being scarier than most other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include deluges, losing an eye, vision, horrors, general senses, jackals, Cuba, raccoons, torturing, and Kuwait.
What symbols more present in dreams of faces?
Face dreams are notable because they have substantially more yellow eyes, verbs, shoulder, lips, deformation, Algeria, black eyes, senses, emaciation, Cameroon, skin, masks, white eyes, fists, vision, brown eyes, blindness, noses, smiling, makeup, Kuwait, mirror, shadows, losing an eye, movement, Laos, blue eyes, backwards, silence, opened my eyes, scars, characters, orange eyes, knees, scarves, haziness, red eyes, general movement, baboons, acne, ears, emptiness, eyes, deluges, trying to scream, elbows, bones, necks, hair, hobbits, baldness, green eyes, chests, rage, hazel eyes, qualities, tackling, ancestors, closed my eyes, and backs than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of faces?
Face dreams are notable because they have substantially less tsunamis, precognitive dreams, recurring dreams, infidelity, end of the word, body parts, faces, things, snakes, teeth falling out, crushes, objects in space, seeing a dead relative, wasps, weddings, boyfriends, nuclear bombs, insights, pregnancy, mermaids, seeing a dead mother, the night, planes, wizards, cancer, romantic partners, giving birth, pregnancy tests, kittens, former partners, Haiti, Bolivia, calluses, Congo, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Somalia, pheasants, finding money, shopping, large celestial bodies, abortions, countries, eating, tornados, swimming, excrement, plane crashes, relationship events, whales, spaceships, sex, and hamsters than 95% of other dream symbols.
How does the dream symbol of faces affect the different aspects of a dream?
Explore different elements related to dreams of faces
Who is in faces dreams?
Overall, dreams with faces are aren't really related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of faces are more related to fantastic beings and more related to distant people than dreams in general.
What are the emotions in faces dreams?
Overall, dreams with faces are more related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of faces are more related to happiness, more related to sadness, and more related to grief and sorrow than dreams in general.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in faces dreams?
Overall, dreams with faces are aren't really related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of faces are less related to human places and less related to transportation.
What happens in faces dreams?
Overall, dreams with faces are more related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of faces are more related to friendly interactions than dreams in general. They are less related to disasters.
How do faces in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with faces are much more related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of faces are more related to lucid dreams, more related to nightmares, and more related to recurring nightmares than dreams in general.
How do faces in dreams related the senses?
Overall, dreams with faces are much more related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of faces are more related to hearing, more related to smelling, and much more related to vision than dreams in general.
How can you make sense of faces in dreams?
Face dreams are very common. Among other things face dreams are very postively interconnected, friendly, nightmare, and scary.
Do you think this is true for your dream of faces? How might your dream of faces be different?
All dreams have meaning
You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.
Look for the differences
The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience faces in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.
Return to the feelings
Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about faces in dreams. See how you feel about faces now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of faces?
The face is the most distinguishable feature of a person. In dreams it’s associated with personal identity, reputation, self-image, and appearance, and can have symbolism related to those subjects.
The actions and details tell the story. For example, washing the face can symbolize trying to wash away guilt, embarrassment, regret, or stain on self-image or reputation. The term “save face” captures this idea, because to save face means to avoid embarrassment. Vigorously scrubbing the face can express a wish to be someone different from who you are, scrub away your identity, even negate yourself. See: Clean
Take note of anything unusual or out of kilter about a face. For example, a deformed, wounded, or scarred face can symbolize issues with self-image. It can symbolize skewed perception. See: Deformation, Wounds
A swollen face can symbolize bragging, or swollen with pride.
An expressionless face or “poker face” can symbolize emotional numbness or inability to read emotions or intentions. It can mean something is hidden from you. See: Hiding, Numb
Expressions on faces of dream characters can reflect mood, emotions, and feelings, and have symbolism such as in the phrase “put on a happy face.” See: Emotions
A blurry face can symbolize uncertainty about personal identity. It can mean you don’t really know someone, or you’re not sure about the person’s intentions or true feelings. It can mean a situation is murky.
A face painted heavily with makeup can symbolize compensating for perceived weaknesses or flaws, or intention to cheat or deceive. It can symbolize covering over the true person inside, or putting on a facade. That idea is also captured in the image of wearing a mask. See: Compensation, Disguises, Hiding, Makeup, Masks
A face that changes or morphs can symbolize changing to fit a situation or blend in like a chameleon. A face morphing into the face of someone you know can show a connection with that person. For example, the face of a queen turns into the face of your mother, and that explains all the other details involving the queen in the dream.
A face can be a visual pun for “face the truth” or “face a problem.” It can mean there’s something you can’t “face,” especially if a face is missing or turns away.
Facing left or right can have symbolism connected with those directions. See: Rightness
Facing a wall can indicate shame, as well as facing difficulties, obstacles, divisions, and problems. See: Wallets
For example, a woman dreams about a female stranger facing a wall in shame as “mean girls” throw darts at her back, symbolizing the mean ways the dreamer talks to herself. She feels that she doesn’t live up to cultural ideals of beauty and is ashamed because of it. The stranger is a projection of herself, and so are the mean girls.
Dreaming about concentrating on a face can symbolize attempting to get to know someone or see inside them. The same idea applies if you search your own face in a mirror. It’s a way of looking at the inner you. See: Mirror
A face missing a nose can depict the phrase “cut off your nose to spite your face,” a warning against overreacting in a way that is self-destructive. Or perhaps your ability to “smell out” a situation is hampered. See: Noses
Because eyes are used for seeing, a face missing eyes can be a way of saying you are not noticing something, or lack vision for your life. See: Eyes
A faceless dream character can symbolize lack of personal identity, or express the feeling of being “just another face in the crowd.” See: Dolls
A facelift can express the wish to change your personal identity or create a new persona. You are ready to “shed your skin.” You want to be someone else, or are in the process of personal transformation. Or, thought of another way, you want to be rid of the baggage associated with the person you are. It can express a wish to change your look, or to turn back time. See: Baggage, Time travel
See also: Baggage, Beauty, Blindness, Infidelity, Clean, Compensation, Deformation, Disguises, Dolls, Ears, Emotions, Eyes, Facebook, Hair, Heads, Hiding, Lips, Makeup, Masks, Mirror, Mouths, Noses, Numb, Rightness, Strangers, Time travel, Ugliness, Wallets, Wounds
This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.
Examples of dreams of faces
Read some real dream reports of face dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.
In this dream people kept referring to me as "Lucifer." As in the devil. But instead of seeing me as a devil, they saw me as their angel. It's as if a religion was formed around me. One day in the dream, I decided I want to travel. It's been a while since I traveled anywhere so I decided I wanted to visit the countryside. Two people came with me, again they still refer to me as Lucifer. At this point I got used to it, but I'm still mildly annoyed by it. We reach the country side, it was just fields and fields of wheat, the warmth of the sun was pleasant, and the cool breeze made the wheat dance. (not literally)
Then I saw this boy. He was short, had white hair, and he was wearing a cloak. He was crying on the side of the road. I didn't just want to leave a random crying person on the side of the road, so I approached them. And when he saw me, his face lit up and he asked "Are you Lucifer?" Seeing the fact that the title Lucifer being given to me made people happy, I decided that I'd embrace the title. I told the boy that I am indeed Lucifer. And he became so happy that he hugged me. I went back to my two followers along with the boy. We stayed and enjoyed the countryside. And the dream ended abruptly.
In this dream people kept referring to me as "Lucifer." As in the devil. But instead of seeing me as a devil, they saw me as their angel. It's as if a religion...
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Strange man in son’s dream told him not to tell anyone
The other night my seven year old son came into my bed around 1am saying he had a bad dream. Naturally I asked what it was about. He said in his dream he woke up and a guy in a suit and hat *but he couldn’t see his face* was sitting at the end of his bed and whispered “Dont tell anyone” my first reaction not even thinking, half asleep, jokingly was “Well why did you tell me?? Now he’s gonna be after me too” ......... didn’t turn out as funny as I thought...... where now he’s been in my bed every night since.
The other night my seven year old son came into my bed around 1am saying he had a bad dream. Naturally I asked what it was about. He said in his dream he woke...
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Last night I lived 10 years in 8 hours
Last night, I hade the longest dream ever. It went on for 10 years and I remember faces, names, details of a full 10 year life. I felt a personal connection with each person and sometimes still think they are real for a minute. Here is my story
The dream started with me being about 16 years old. I was halfway through the school year and had mostly B’s with the occasional A.
Within about 1 month, i met a girl named Abby and we hit it off right away. I was 16 so obviously it was probably gonna lead to nothing, but I was young and dumb. At that same time, maybe 2 weeks after we met, my dad had a stroke.
It caused huge problems, with him losing his job because half of his body (the right half) was disabled. He couldn’t properly talk but could form the words in his brain.
I had to quit high school to work at a local gas station and had to work for a man named Jack, who was very nice to me at work and understood my situation.
This is already 7 months after my dream started, and I’m becoming 17. Abby turned 17 about a month before me, so we were both 17. On my birthday, I couldn’t do much because we were living paycheck to paycheck.
The rest of the months until 1 month or so before I turned 18 where very uneventful, but I do remember dates and trips to stuff as mundane as Taco Bell for some days.
A little before I turned 18, a surgeon found out how to cure people who have suffered from strokes, by doing something with the nerves. We obviously came to the doctor right away, but had to pay a hefty fine (about 8k) for the surgery. We saved up money until I was 18, and had to take a loan from a bank.
We finally were able to do the surgery and it went mostly successful. He still had a speech impediment, but he could now walk with both legs and speak mostly normally.
2 months after, I proposed to Abby and she said yes. We planned to have our wedding when we were both 19 as we were still struggling financially. I lived with my parents until I got married to support the family. Eventually at 19 we got married and, while it was a small wedding, it was amazing.
Today I still remember the wedding and feel, weirdly pain that it was all fake.
I can go on with the story, but it’s 7 more years after this. I might finish writing out the story tomorrow. Thank you for reading my pretty long dream
Last night, I hade the longest dream ever. It went on for 10 years and I remember faces, names, details of a full 10 year life. I felt a personal connection...
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HAS ANYONE EXPERIENCED PARALYSATION???
I had the awful dream a few weeks ago. I was sleeping and dreaming and in my dream I found myself in a long dark hall, I did not recognise it. There were doors at the side and there seemed to be people questioning people in all these rooms, it seemed very serious. I then awoke but I didn't open my eyes, or I did have them open but maybe my room was pitch black, anyways. I could distinctly hear my bed creaking. I was lying on my stomach with half my lef off my bed (ahhh I know....forbidden :0) But it was fking scary, I was paralysed, actually paralysed. no matter how hard I tried I could not move (this is all irl) All of a sudden a really loud flapping sound appears. It sounded like a massive bird was flapping its wing right infront of my face and I couldn't open my eyes to see it or reach out and touch it and I was so frightend. I physically felt the wings touch my face and when I could finally move everything was completely silent. I couldn't sleep the rest of the night. Has anyone else experienced paralysation, sounds, and feeling touched???
I had the awful dream a few weeks ago. I was sleeping and dreaming and in my dream I found myself in a long dark hall, I did not recognise it. There were doors...
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I Had a Nightmare That Has Messed Me Up for Days Now. I Think I Went to a Multiversal Death Hub.
About 2 weeks ago I had a very existential lucid nightmare that I can’t get out of my head. It’s to the point where it has been effecting my waking life. I need some outside help making sense of what it could mean.
For context, I have existential issues involving what my purpose in life is or even if I am supposed to exist at all.
So it began in a sort of black void with a warm colored aurora in the sky. Directly in front of me there is a hooded man with his left eye missing that looks like an older grizzled version of me. Same look, voice, eye color, scar on our upper lip, everything. He is looking into a circular stone fountain looking thing with a bonfire positioned on a raised platform in the middle.
Around him in every direction as far as I could see were hundreds of thousands of gravestones. All of them had a vague “endings” written on them. (For example, “The Swiss Ending”, “The Atomic Ending”, “The Fantastical Ending”, etc.) Some were filled in while most had empty holes in front of them.
I approached the man in the middle and politely asked who he is and where I was. He simply responded with this,
“You know where we are, this is where we all go to die. Now find your grave, I’ll help you out when you get there.”
I responded with,
“My apologies, pal, I’m not dead yet. Who did you say you were again?”
“Does it matter? We’re all the same here anyway.”
That is when it occurred to me. All these graves were for different versions of me. From different realities or universes I don’t know. I was fairly certain I wasn’t dead and this was all just a bad dream so I decided to explore and possibly see which gravestone in this labyrinthine graveyard was mine.
As I walked, I started to feel a tug from my chest, like my heart was being pulled in a certain direction. I followed the pull for what seemed like ages. Eventually the graves just stopped except for this one gravestone sitting alone just outside of where the rest of them lay. As I approached my soul felt like it was it was sitting next to a cozy fireplace, so I had the feeling that this grave was mine.
I eventually got close enough to read it had it not been for the dust and debris that covered it. It looked old and dilapidated yet it still had an open plot in front of it. I brushed off the dirt covering the gravestone and what I read chilled me to my soul.
“The Bad Ending”
The old man came from beside me.
“What an unfortunate soul this one. Feel real bad for him, you know?”
“I think that’s me.”
“What? No, it couldn’t, he’s not-“
He looked at me, his face grew grim.
“Oh shit, you’re not supposed to be here yet!”
He then grabbed my face and I felt my brain shock like it had just been struck by Thor himself.
Then I woke up. Sweating, crying, and white-knuckled. It’s absolutely fucked with my mind ever since.
About 2 weeks ago I had a very existential lucid nightmare that I can’t get out of my head. It’s to the point where it has been effecting my waking...
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