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What are future self dreams about?

The DreamWell Dream Dictionary is based upon insights from 1,200 dream symbols in over 200,000 dreams. Let’s see what the data has to say about future self dreams.

The word cloud above shows the words that are specifically associated with future self dreams. These are the words that make future self dreams unique compared to all other dream symbols. Just examining the graph and reading the words of future self dreams can be illuminating about show future selves affect our dreams. Be sure to check out the example future self dreams at the bottom of the page.

The circular bar chart above shows how future selves in a dream will affect dream content as compared to other dream symbols. Higher bars indicate that future self is more related to the specific symbol in the graph. Lower bars indicate that future self is less related to the specific symbol in the graph. Specifically, future self dreams have more sad dreams than 99.5% of dream symbols, more sadness than 98.8% of dream symbols, and more confusion than 97.3% of dream symbols. On the other hand, future self dreams have less sleep paralysis than 96.4% of dream symbols, less good dreams than 95.6% of dream symbols, and less bad dreams than 94.8% of dream symbols. Notably, dreams of future selves are much more related to lucid dreaming than all other dream symbols. Lucid dreams are dreams in which you are aware that you are dreaming. Of course, not all dreams of future selves are lucid dreams. But dreams of future selves are more related to lucid dreams than 90% of all other dream symbols. So, the next time you dream of future selves, see if you can be aware that you are dreaming! Furthermore, dreams of future selves are full of grief and sorrow. Of course not every future self dream is sorrowful, these type of dreams have more grief and sorrow than 90% of other dream symbols. It can be heart breaking to experience grief and sorrow during a dream. This can remind us of painful events in waking life. Alternatively, the grief and sorrow within a dream can feel so real. Also, dreams of future selves tend not to mention places or locations. The dream may or may not take place in varying locations. But dreams of future selves simply do not mention the location, places, or settings occuring within the dream. This may be for any number of reasons. Perhaps the actions of the dreams are intense. Perhaps the characters take the focus in the dreams. Finally, future self dreams are associated with going to the bathroom! This may or may not be surprising. Going to the bathroom is a basic human need, so it makes sense that we dream about it sometimes. Still, this might hold some meaning in the dream. It all depends on the context. Every dream is unique. These are general patterns observed in an analysis of over 200,000 dreams. This analysis is a tool to help you make sense of your dreams. It is best to look at the differences. See how your dream of future selves is different than dreams of future selves in general.

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How common are future self dreams?

0.03% of dreams have the future selves symbol within the dream. That's about 1 out of every 3,000 dreams. Considering all the dream symbols, it is exceedingly rare.

Identification

How are future self dreams identified?

This symbol is identified by words like future self.

Most related

What is most related to dreams of future selves?

Future selves dreams are notable because they have substantially more past selves, Serbia, talismans, indigo, inner selves, Indonesia, peninsula, skunks, older selves, younger selves, Netherlands than 95% of other dream symbols.

Least related

What symbols least related to dreams of future selves?

Future selves do not especially suppress any other dream symbols.

Deep dive into future self dreams

Get an overview of characters, emotions, places, events, dream events, and senses in future self dreams.

Who is in dreams of future selves?

Who is in dreams of future selves?

Dreams of future selves are more related to strangers than dreams in general. They are less related to animals, much less related to insects, and much less related to unnamed people.

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What are the emotions in dreams of future selves?

What are the emotions in dreams of future selves?

Dreams of future selves are much more related to happiness, much more related to sadness, and much more related to grief and sorrow than dreams in general. They are less related to fear, much less related to pain, and less related to fun.

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Where do dreams of future selves take place?

Where do dreams of future selves take place?

Dreams of future selves are more related to home, more related to work, and more related to schools than dreams in general. They are less related to human-made places, less related to transportation, and less related to natural places.

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What happens in dreams of future selves?

What happens in dreams of future selves?

Future self dreams are more related to health events than dreams in general. They are much less related to aggressive acts, less related to sex, and much less related to disasters.

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How do dreams of future selves related to the type of dream it is?

How do dreams of future selves related to the type of dream it is?

Dreams of future selves are much more related to lucid dreams and much more related to sad dreams than dreams in general. They are much less related to nightmares, much less related to sleep paralysis, and much less related to bad dreams.

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How do dreams of future selves related the senses?

How do dreams of future selves related the senses?

Dreams of future selves are more related to taste, more related to vision, and more related to touch than dreams in general. They are less related to hearing and less related to smelling.

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How can you make sense of future selves in dreams?

Future self dreams are exceedingly rare. Among other things future self dreams are associated with lucid dreaming, sorrowful, lack places or locations, and associated with going to the bathroom. Do you think this is true for your dream of future selves? How might your dream of future selves be different?

All dreams have meaning

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

Look for the differences

The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience future selves in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.

Return to the feelings

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 future selves in dreams. See how you feel about future selves now, in your waking life.

Examples of dreams of future selves

Reading dreams is one of the best ways to understand dream symbols. Even though the DreamWell Dream Dictionary is based upon data, it is grounded in the experience of reading thousands upon thousands of dreams. We invite you to read examples of future self dreams for yourself. These dreams are actual dreams people have had. As result, they may contain racist, sexist, violent, or otherwise offense language and imagery. This can be true even for future self dreams. Read at your own risk.

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