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What are past 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 past self dreams.

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

The circular bar chart above shows how past selves in a dream will affect dream content as compared to other dream symbols. Higher bars indicate that past self is more related to the specific symbol in the graph. Lower bars indicate that past self is less related to the specific symbol in the graph. Specifically, past self dreams have more sadness than 98.9% of dream symbols, more hatred than 98.1% of dream symbols, and more sad dreams than 98.1% of dream symbols. On the other hand, past self dreams have less animals than 98.8% of dream symbols, less taste than 97.5% of dream symbols, and less work than 97.1% of dream symbols. Notably, dreams of past selves are friendly! These dreams have more friendly interactions than 80% of all of the other dream symbols. Friendly dreams can be great. They involve people helping other people, expressing love, and just being good to one another. Also, dreams of past selves are full of grief and sorrow. Of course not every past 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. Finally, past self are full of hatred! Hatred is a really strong emotion. It can feel good to feel strong emotions. Dreams also help us process our emotions and make sense of our waking lives. If you feel hatred in a dream, whether or not it is a past self dream, feel into it. Be curious about where the emotions comes from. 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 past selves is different than dreams of past selves in general.

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of dreams have past selves

How common are past self dreams?

0.03% of dreams have the past 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 past self dreams identified?

This symbol is identified by words like past self.

Most related

What is most related to dreams of past selves?

Past selves dreams are notable because they have substantially more future selves, older selves, skunks, time loops, younger selves, Barack Obama, backwards, authors, time travel, infesting, lasers than 95% of other dream symbols.

Least related

What symbols least related to dreams of past selves?

Past selves do not especially suppress any other dream symbols.

Deep dive into past self dreams

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

Who is in dreams of past selves?

Who is in dreams of past selves?

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

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What are the emotions in dreams of past selves?

What are the emotions in dreams of past selves?

Past self dreams are more related to happiness, much more related to sadness, and much more related to grief and sorrow than dreams in general.

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Where do dreams of past selves take place?

Where do dreams of past selves take place?

Dreams of past selves are much more related to schools than dreams in general. They are less related to home, much less related to work, and less related to transportation.

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What happens in dreams of past selves?

What happens in dreams of past selves?

Past self dreams are more related to friendly acts than dreams in general. They are less related to aggressive acts, much less related to sex, and less related to disasters.

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

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

Dreams of past selves are more related to recurring dreams and much more related to sad dreams than dreams in general. They are much less related to sleep paralysis, much less related to bad dreams, and much less related to weird dreams.

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How do dreams of past selves related the senses?

How do dreams of past selves related the senses?

Past self dreams are less related to hearing, much less related to smelling, and much less related to taste.

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How can you make sense of past selves in dreams?

Past self dreams are exceedingly rare. Among other things past self dreams are friendly, sorrowful, and full of hate. Do you think this is true for your dream of past selves? How might your dream of past 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 past 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 past selves in dreams. See how you feel about past selves now, in your waking life.

Examples of dreams of past 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 past 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 past self dreams. Read at your own risk.

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