What are trapping dreams about?
Being trapped means that something has been confined against their will. If you are trapped, you do not want to be captured. There is often deceit or tricks in how something is captured and trapped. Being trapped can often feel like there is no escape. This symbol is identified by words like confine, trap, pin down, etc.
Trapping in dreams is a relatively uncommon dream symbol, occuring in about 1.9% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 55 dreams.
What are the major highlights of trapping dreams?
Trapping is a normal dream symbol. Having trapping in a dream changes the dream in the same way as most other dream symbols.
Dreams of trapping are aggressive
Trapping dreams have more aggressive interactions than a lot of other dream symbols. This doesn't mean that all trapping have aggressive interactions or only aggressive interactions. It simply means that having trapping in a dream increases the probability this dream contains aggression. Other symbols that are like this include animuses, backwards, video games, beggars, amputation, burglary, obeying, Laos, blood, and hunting.
Dreams with trapping might be a nightmare
Dreams of trapping are frequently associated with nightmares. Of course dreams that contain trapping might not be a nightmare. Plenty of dreams with trapping are not nightmares. But, dreams of trapping are more related to nightmares than 80% of all other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include basements, senses, voice, trying, abandonment, terrorists, chasing, apes, paramedic, and loss of speech.
Trapping dreams are scary
Dreams containing trapping 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 trapping are about fear. It simply means that if you dream of trapping, this dream has a great chance of being scarier than most other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include silence, raccoons, black eyes, obeying, yelling, clowns, cursing, noises, bird cages, and uranus.
What symbols more present in dreams of trapping?
Trapping dreams are notable because they have substantially more movement, venus, capturing, prisoners, dungeons, escaping, helplessness, tyrants, places, cages, devouring, arresting, walls, cults, purgatory, exits, mazes, castration, jackals, descending, general movement, torturing, constructing, locks, doors, scientists, cocoons, caves, suffering, hunger, parts of buildings, flamethrowers, serial killers, dead ends, castles, monster, running, jungles, grey eyes, hallways, abyss, cannibals, other verbs, Peru, abandoned places, psyches, saving, underground, bathroom stalls, fantastic beings, infecting, creatures, souls, revenge, trying, hostages, Gandalf, glowing eyes, tunnels, and evil than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of trapping?
Trapping dreams are notable because they have substantially less fiances, boyfriends, kittens, former partners, precognitive dreams, giving birth, romantic partners, teeth falling out, girlfriends, weddings, vaginas, soil, crushes, pregnancy, verbs, aggressive interactions, taking a test, funerals, molesting, genitals, Donald Trump, relationship events, kissing, acne, infidelity, social media, the morning, flirting, old friends, nieces, the night, facebook, cancer, sexuals acts, seeing a dead pet, miscarriages, spouses, Japan, grandfathers, dating, sharks, fathers, mars, penises, and sex than 95% of other dream symbols.
How does the dream symbol of trapping affect the different aspects of a dream?
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Who is in trapping dreams?
Overall, dreams with trapping are less related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of trapping are more related to animals, more related to insects, and more related to fantastic beings than dreams in general. They are less related to family and less related to romantic partners.
What are the emotions in trapping dreams?
Overall, dreams with trapping are more related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of trapping are more related to grief and sorrow and much more related to fear than dreams in general. They are less related to happiness and less related to embarrassment.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in trapping dreams?
Overall, dreams with trapping are aren't really related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of trapping are much more related to magical places than dreams in general. They are less related to home and less related to transportation.
What happens in trapping dreams?
Overall, dreams with trapping are aren't really related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of trapping are much more related to aggressive interactions and more related to disasters than dreams in general.
How do trapping in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with trapping are more related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of trapping are more related to lucid dreams, much more related to nightmares, and more related to recurring dreams than dreams in general.
How can you make sense of trapping in dreams?
Trapping dreams are relatively uncommon. Among other things trapping dreams are normally interconnect, aggressive, nightmare, and scary.
Do you think this is true for your dream of trapping? How might your dream of trapping 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 trapping 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 trapping in dreams. See how you feel about trapping now, in your waking life.
Examples of dreams of trapping
Read some real dream reports of trapping 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 had a dream where I shot up a school
I was with other people and we were all sick of everyone's personality but ours, so we decided to shoot up a school. After I shot a few people with a pistol, we started to run. We went into a parking garage where we split up. I realized I had made a mistake by starting to go up to higher floors of the parking garage because that would be trapping myself; there were guards and police chasing us. The group got out of the garage, I managed to shoot a few guards/policemen, and I eventually got caught.
For some reason I was being held within the school with other outcasts. For some reason we were all playing computer games while a supervisor watched us. For some reason I managed to escape out the back door.
Here comes a supernatural section of the dream. While outside, finally free, I met a group of vampires. One bit me, and all of a sudden I was one of their friends, and I had to stay in the shadows and avoid daylight. The vampires were a group of criminals and we all carried weapons of sorts (one carried a chain). They were dressed in black, one had purple hair, on They admired me for trying to shoot up the school and decided we were going to get back at the school, and law enforcement, for holding me up and protecting those annoying people I tried to kill. They agreed that the majority of people were idiots. They took me to a hideout where we met other vampires. Apparently there was a whole society of vampires. So we went back to the school while guardd were patrolling, and we stayed in the shadows because apparently when these vampires are in shadow or in the dark, we become invisible.e had dreads, it was very alternative looking.
I was with other people and we were all sick of everyone's personality but ours, so we decided to shoot up a school. After I shot a few people with a pistol, we...
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I dreamt what happens after I died
This has never happened to me before and its kind of freaking me out. Im wondering if anyone else has experienced this before because nobody in my circles that I asked ever had.
This is the dream:
This was a few nights ago and im still fucked about it.
I was at my childhood home, my parents were really old and frail (75/80’s, they’re actually in their 40’s irl) I felt like i was 24/25 (Im 19). The tv was on and I was cleaning not paying attention when the tv had a really loud alarm. The news guy said that america has fallen and showed huge street fights with fire everywhere and people getting shot and falling by the hundreds. The same dude came back on with another alert and said that the outsider countries that were waiting to attack have just declared war too. The phone rang and I watched my younger brother (18) answer it and hang up. I couldn’t hear him or anything else. He didnt say anything but him and my other brother (17) went upstairs, got a bag and left the house. I knew they got drafted to fight and I knew they didnt say anything bc they weren’t going to come back. My dad got up and hobbled to the door and said he had to protect the family, but I knew he didn’t want to go. He was doing it out of duty, and everyone knew he was too old he would die for certain. My mom was crying and so was my little sister (9) and so was I. Then there was another emergency alarm on the tv to immediately get underground and put something between your teeth and bite down, North Korea was coming. I got my family to go the basement and I was coming behind them, still upstairs when I looked out the window and saw a blinding white light growing and I knew I was going to die right then and I had this huge feeling that I had let it get to that point. It was MY fault that it did.
The light became everything and then it became all dark and my eyes adjusted to see that I was in a moving hallway of sorts. It in space, made out of space, and I could see outside of the area but I was confined to the inside. It was like a black space snake and I was inside riding it like a train. Some of the space scales of the snake worked as doors and I could go into points of time in the future/past, of my life which was a tiny section of it overall and in general too. I looked inside one room but I didn’t go in. It was just trees in a swamp. I opened this other door that had a vibe™️ to it and instantly I was met with this warm yellow glowing light that filled the entire room (which had no walls, it was just the light) and it had the MOST loving feeling ever. It felt like the ultimate motherly warm love ever and I could just melt into it and be happy and safe forever and I was about to step in when the light shifted and formed the face of a lady. The lady opened her eyes and looked directly dead in my eyes and without opening her mouth or anything she said loud and clear: Speak. The sound was in my body and everywhere at the same time.
And then I woke up. And I remained fucked up because I’ve never died in a dream and continued dreaming ever before.
Also my interpretation of the dream was: i have to speak on what ive been meaning and KNOW i need to speak on in order to not let bad things happen. Im trying to write a book and Ive been too scared to start.
This has never happened to me before and its kind of freaking me out. Im wondering if anyone else has experienced this before because nobody in my circles that...
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Horrible dream (Trigger warnings, abortion, bus plunges into waterway
This dream was very disturbing to me. I dreamed that I was going on a trip with a travel group and we are going over a bridge which has a body of water. The bus driver deliberately crashes the railing and the bus plunges into the water. Then the dream shifts to something unrelated.
The next part of the dream I am trying to get out of a wood panel which is on a construction site. I'm trapped inside. I am talking to the construction worker, asking him to get me out. He bangs the panel with a hammer and then I'm transformed to another place.
In the dream I'm in my mid 20's and had a recent abortion. A woman comes up to me and gives me a box which contains the remains of the fetus (after the abortion, there was a cremation). She opens the box and said, "You did this." Then she hands it to me and walks away. Then I woke up.
I was very upset when I woke up from this nightmare. I have never been pregnant nor have I had an abortion which makes this dream, very very weird.
During the last couple of months, some unexpected things happened to me that really upset me but have nothing to do with what I dreamed.
This dream was very disturbing to me. I dreamed that I was going on a trip with a travel group and we are going over a bridge which has a body of water. The...
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I had a dream where I had to kill three people to escape a house [NSFW]
So for context, I got trapped in this house and there where three other dudes. The main guy stabbed me in the stomach so I disembowled him and then smashed the other guy's head into ground meat (doom style).
I was then inside my own kitchen for some
Reason. Then, the main guy tried to put me in an oven so I had to stab his eyes out with a fork then I stabbed him to death...
I have no idea what this means and I'm curious.
For the setting, I was mostly in some sort of house that was a mish-mash of relatives and friends house's. The living room was like my grandparents house while the kitchen was like my dad's house
So for context, I got trapped in this house and there where three other dudes. The main guy stabbed me in the stomach so I disembowled him and then smashed the...
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I died in a dream... And then i had an in-dream afterlife
Long story short, me and some friends were rafting on a flying river that hovered like a hundred meters over the sea. Picture this in the middle of the ocean, no shore in sight. Everything was going great until, in a curve, we lost control and fell to the sea... And we all died on impact.
Everything went to dark for a minute, and then we were back. We were dead and now our spirits were trapped in the bottom of the very deep ocean unable to fly or swim to the surface... We could only walk. So we spent the rest of the dream exploring shipwrecks and stuff, then the dream started to fade away until i woke up.
Any similar stories? :)
Long story short, me and some friends were rafting on a flying river that hovered like a hundred meters over the sea. Picture this in the middle of the ocean,...
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