What are hiding dreams about?
This symbol is identified by words like hide.
Hiding in dreams is a common dream symbol, occuring in about 5.6% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 20 dreams.
What are the major highlights of hiding dreams?
Hiding is a very interconnected dream symbol. Having hiding in a dream substantially changes the nature of the dream.
Dreams of hiding are aggressive
Hiding dreams have more aggressive interactions than a lot of other dream symbols. This doesn't mean that all hiding have aggressive interactions or only aggressive interactions. It simply means that having hiding in a dream increases the probability this dream contains aggression. Other symbols that are like this include psyches, helicopters, bandits, knives, bankers, relief, leaving, dead bodies, bullets, and rainforests.
Dreams with hiding might be a nightmare
Dreams of hiding are frequently associated with nightmares. Of course dreams that contain hiding might not be a nightmare. Plenty of dreams with hiding are not nightmares. But, dreams of hiding are more related to nightmares than 80% of all other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include cutting, goats, cursing, vision, innocence, vomiting, stabbing, raccoons, crime, and infesting.
Hiding dreams might be about death
Dreams that contain hiding are highly related to death. They are more related to death than 90% of all other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include plane crashes, blood, zombies, heaven, weapons, aggressive interactions, cannons, terrorists, bullets, and escaping.
What symbols more present in dreams of hiding?
Hiding dreams are notable because they have substantially more movement, machine guns, escaping, closets, serial killers, emaciation, places, intruders, ammunition, guns, terrorists, hunting, Congo, characters, disguises, bullets, dungeons, running away, attics, running, police, capturing, grenades, Somalia, El Salvador, aggressive interactions, invading, mafia, locks, safety, infecting, general movement, Cambodia, monster, laundry rooms, armies, fugitives, chasing, barns, cannibals, basements, knives, killing, The Holocaust, hostages, protecting, cannons, abandonment, bandits, prisoners, weapons, arresting, zombies, devouring, finding, ambushing, bathroom stalls, exits, underground, and wilderness than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of hiding?
Hiding dreams are notable because they have substantially less seeing a dead grandmother, cancer, sleep paralysis, precognitive dreams, car crashes, paralysis, false awakening, seeing a dead relative, events, giving birth, other verbs, hiding, verbs, miscarriages, crushes, lucid dreams, instagram, girlfriends, abortions, depression, seeing a dead mother, paramedic, amazed, birthdays, sleeping, surgery, menstruation, subconscious, pregnancy, love, owls, opened my eyes, social media, seeing a dead grandfather, sharks, sadness, black and white, seeing a dead pet, recurring dreams, thanking, ants, egos, former partners, and insights than 95% of other dream symbols.
What are the symbols that help define hiding?
The symbol of hiding in dreams is highly related to lost_things.
How does the dream symbol of hiding affect the different aspects of a dream?
Explore different elements related to dreams of hiding
Who is in hiding dreams?
Overall, dreams with hiding are aren't really related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of hiding are more related to different roles, more related to fantastic beings, and more related to distant people than dreams in general.
What are the emotions in hiding dreams?
Overall, dreams with hiding are aren't really related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of hiding are more related to fear than dreams in general. They are less related to sadness.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in hiding dreams?
Overall, dreams with hiding are more related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of hiding are more related to home than dreams in general. They are less related to work.
What happens in hiding dreams?
Overall, dreams with hiding are much more related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of hiding are more related to aggressive interactions than dreams in general.
How do hiding in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with hiding are aren't really related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of hiding are more related to nightmares, more related to recurring dreams, and more related to recurring nightmares than dreams in general. They are less related to lucid dreams and less related to sleep paralysis.
How do hiding in dreams related the senses?
Overall, dreams with hiding are aren't really related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of hiding are more related to hearing and more related to touch than dreams in general. They are less related to taste.
How can you make sense of hiding in dreams?
Hiding dreams are common. Among other things hiding dreams are very postively interconnected, aggressive, nightmare, and about death.
Do you think this is true for your dream of hiding? How might your dream of hiding 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 hiding 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 hiding in dreams. See how you feel about hiding now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of hiding?
Actions like hiding in a dream can be a physical representation of a personal situation. For example, hiding a body in a dream can symbolize hiding from guilt or hiding your involvement in something regretful. It can symbolize avoiding a painful truth, hiding negative feelings, or concealing your true thoughts. It can mean that you’re hiding something from yourself through denial or wishful thinking. See: Burying
Hiding in a dream can symbolize hiding away from the world generally, or from a person or situation specifically. This is especially true of people who are private or secretive, but it also applies to anyone dealing with a stressful or difficult situation. Sometimes you just want to get away from it all or avoid someone. For example, you always find a reason to be away or busy when your in-laws visit. You are, in a sense, hiding, and dream about it as hiding in the basement when the doorbell rings.
Hiding from a specific person can mean you avoid that person’s scrutiny, or conceal something from that person. For example, hiding from your mother can mean you know you’re doing, thinking, or considering something that goes against her wishes or teachings. Hiding from your supervisor can mean you’re trying to conceal poor work performance. Hiding from a significant other can reflect a situation where you feel ambiguous about the relationship but don’t want to raise suspicion, or you’re doing or considering something you don’t want that person to know about.
Also consider that a surrogate character can represent a person in your life. The big bear stalking you in the woods can symbolize a parent. The serial killer can symbolize a bully or business rival. A dinosaur sniffing around can symbolize a nosy grandparent. Hiding from an overly enthusiastic suitor can symbolize avoiding the phone calls or messages from someone who shows interest in dating you. For an example, see: Dinosaur.
Hiding in a dream can mean you’re avoiding something, such as a responsibility or painful realization. You might even be avoiding something like pursuing a goal or dream you have for your life. In order to go on with daily life you avoid thinking about what you’d rather be doing.
Hiding can mean you don’t want to know something. It can mean you don’t know something about yourself. In a dream you hide in a closet, which is connected with hiding your sexuality.
Hiding can mean saving something for later, like a squirrel burying nuts.
Dreams can use the symbolism of hiding the same as figures of speech like “hide in plain sight” and “hide out.”
Hiding or being invisible in a dream can symbolize the feeling of not being seen or heard. You feel like a ghost. Or something is overlooked. It’s in a blind spot.
See also: Burying, Coffins, Clothing, Ghosts, Imposters, Masks, Panic
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 hiding
Read some real dream reports of hiding 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.
I shot myself in my dream but I didn't wake up, I think I felt death
When I woke up in my dream I was standing in a huge grass field with a mansion behind me. My father was sitting in a lawn chair next to me and told me to go hide because the war was starting. I went over to a little bridge with water underneath. Grabbed a bucket and got into the water with the bucket over my head. I stayed there for about 5 mins. I remember hearing my breath in the bucket and feeling cold from the water. When the 5 mins passed, I got out and my looked for my dad. When I found him, he immediately told me to go back to the water because round 2 was starting. I grabbed the bucket again but before I had the chance to get into the water, a woman grabbed my arm and pulled me towards the mansion. She explained that "I wasn't supposed to be here." She led me to a very tall man in a blue suit. He took me to the front lawn and pulled out a gun. He told me that I can shoot myself or he would do it because I needed to leave. I decided to do it. I put the gun to my head and pulled the trigger. All the sudden bright lights were around me and I started floating. I felt so warm, like nothing has ever affected me before. It was actually an amazing feeling. I slowly woke up from this dream. Not panicked at all.
But I'm truly curious as to why I didn't wake up once I pulled the trigger? Also, No part of me is suicidal.
When I woke up in my dream I was standing in a huge grass field with a mansion behind me. My father was sitting in a lawn chair next to me and told me to go...
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What does it mean to dream of getting back with my first love while in the process of marrying the man I am with now?
I was with my first love for 7 years, we were basically kids. We stopped dating 3 years ago and I met the man I am with now 2 years ago. The man I am with now just purposed to me and wants to marry me.. I still talk to my ex from time to time just to see how hes doing and we cut off the conversation but he always keeps in touch. Last night I had a dream that me and my fiance moved into a big huge penthouse and my ex showed up to my window with a letter and I took the letter and my fiance kicked him out. I began to read the letter and I couldnt fully read it because I was hiding in my closet so nobody can see me, but most of it was a letter he wrote to me asking for forgiveness and how he regrets what happend to us and truly is in love with me. The dream then jumps forward to me and my fiance in this new house still and its such a luxury home and thats not the life we live right now. In this dream the new penthouse still made me unhappy. I was overall unhappy with the house and everything my fiance was buying for me. I had the biggest closet in this dream with all the expensive name brands and I was still unhappy. The dream jumps forward again and my ex comes back and I let him in the house while my fiance is sleeping because I wanted to know what the heck he wanted.. then I woke up
I was with my first love for 7 years, we were basically kids. We stopped dating 3 years ago and I met the man I am with now 2 years ago. The man I am with now...
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Suicide and murder? Please help!
I had a dream about my family not accepting me because I am gay so I started to cut my throat with a knife but then decided to stop and kill my mom instead. I cut her with the same knife.
And then I was a baby cow eating pudding in a supermarket while hiding from an evil wizard.
What the fuck is even going on here? Where did this violent part come from? Why did it shift to nonsense so quickly?
I had a dream about my family not accepting me because I am gay so I started to cut my throat with a knife but then decided to stop and kill my mom instead. I...
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Need help interpreting a dream about being cut open.
It was a school meeting in an auditorium, in which the staff believed one of us was hiding something inside ourselves, and to find it they had to cut open a part of our stomach. The woman who sat beside me was getting cut open, and she gave the impression that this was something she was used, based on how unfazed by any of it happening to her, as I saw her getting stabbed, and handling it with pure ease. It becomes my turn, and I start to panic. Despite my frantic act, the lady (staff member) began to start cutting my stomach open anyway (using a pair of heavy duty scissors). I began to try forcing myself to deal with the pain, but it became unbearable, to the point where I starting screaming and threatened to hit her if she would stop.
It was a school meeting in an auditorium, in which the staff believed one of us was hiding something inside ourselves, and to find it they had to cut open a...
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Just had probably the most oddly disturbing nightmare ever
So it was a pretty normal dream, taking place in my hometown in present time. I was walking home like any other school day, but something was off. There were weird things around, like certain roads that weren't supposed to be where they were, and most notably, a Sakura (cherry blossom) tree outside of a house I always walk by that doesn't have a tree in front of it. I didn't notice it though, cause it was a dream. Anyway, I must've taken some kind of detour, because I ended up in a field, that's usually on the other side of my neighborhood. This is where the weird shit goes down. So throughout the dream I was occasionally seeing this (yes it's hilarious thinking about it) really off-putting man in a banana costume, hiding in weird places (now that I think about it, only the ones that were out of place). He had a new expression each time, and he looked more and more deranged as time went on. So when I reached the field, the sky had already turned dark, so It was night time. The field is surrounded by houses (it's in the middle of the suburbs), and the playground that's usually there is no longer present. All that was there was the washrooms, in a building in the center of the field. I don't know why, maybe to hiding from the banana guy (I was starting to get the idea that he was following me). I walked in, and went to wash my hands, when to my left, out of the corner of my eye, I saw him. He was laying limp on the toilet in the stall across the floor, with his head hanging in front of him. He had the most deranged and twisted face I'd ever seen, and he slowly turned his head to look at me. In classic SCP-173 fashion, I tried not to break eye contact, but I couldn't look at it for much longer because I felt like I was going insane. Making sure not to make any sudden movements, I slowly began walking towards the door. The banana man (stop laughing) was starting to half cry half laugh, slowly getting louder and louder. He was no longer in my line of sight, and I felt like any second he could've just gotten up and started chasing me. I felt SO threatened. Terrified, I started to crack the door open, and I was sure that he was going to run up behind me at any moment, but he didn't. He just sat there. Once the door was halfway open, I flung it the rest of the way open, and made a break for it. It was pitch black out, and I was alone. I was too scared even to scream for help, so I just kept running. The laugh/crying transitioned into angry screaming, still laughing all the same. I didn't look back to see if he was giving chase, because that would've slowed me down. The houses around the field were gone. All that was left was an endless open field. I stopped running and turned around, to find that the screaming was gone. Still, I felt no less afraid. All of a sudden, I heard footsteps behind me, and I turned around again, but nothing was there. The screams were coming back. I fell to my knees, panicked to the point where I couldn't keep running. The screaming faded in quickly to the point where it was deafeningly loud, and I started screaming too. That was when I woke up.
Bananas freak me out now. Thanks, brain.
So it was a pretty normal dream, taking place in my hometown in present time. I was walking home like any other school day, but something was off. There were...
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