What are wound dreams about?
This symbol is identified by words like wound.
Wounds in dreams is a relatively uncommon dream symbol, occuring in about 2.0% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 50 dreams.
What are the major highlights of wound dreams?
Wounds is a normal dream symbol. Having wounds in a dream changes the dream in the same way as most other dream symbols.
Wound dreams are friendly
Dreams of wounds have greater increase of friendly interactions within the dream than most other dream symbols. While not all dreams of wounds will be friendly and they can also contain aggressive interactions, dreams of wounds are more likely to have friendly interactions than most other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include smallness, human places, intensifiers, stages, Kenya, eels, faires, descending, different roles, and leaving.
Dreams of wounds are aggressive
Wound dreams have more aggressive interactions than a lot of other dream symbols. This doesn't mean that all wounds have aggressive interactions or only aggressive interactions. It simply means that having wounds in a dream increases the probability this dream contains aggression. Other symbols that are like this include doors, hunger, floors, spying, thrones, gas, pulling, relief, feet, and butlers.
What symbols more present in dreams of wounds?
Wound dreams are notable because they have substantially more hurricanes, emaciation, tornados, healing, elements of air, infecting, talismans, weather, storms, rain and thunder, autumn, lightning, natural elements, Haiti, bullets, stabbing, pus, losing a body part, verbs, destruction, paramedic, clouds, the sky, Kenya, movement, ribs, ancestors, bones, stomachs, blood, blizzards, arrows, being shot, machine guns, edges, descending, general movement, wilderness, wrist, skin, weasels, Denmark, fog, body parts, smelling, trees, calves, vultures, scars, things, necks, microphones, safety, numb, hobbits, qualities, antlers, countrysides, and sunny than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of wounds?
Wound dreams are notable because they have substantially less Japan, falling in love, seeing a dead relative, hairdressers, molesting, health events, events, seeing a dead mother, sex, crushes, giving birth, recurring dreams, seeing a dead grandfather, flirting, boyfriends, recurring nightmares, former partners, infidelity, aquariums, relationship events, finding money, raping, scorpions, sexuals acts, romantic partners, grocery stores, Korea, peeing, wounds, schools, seeing a dead friend, classmates, cousins, pastors, waking life, pizzas, pregnancy, spaceships, coffins, sleeping, Donald Trump, teeth falling out, kissing, and excrement than 95% of other dream symbols.
How does the dream symbol of wounds affect the different aspects of a dream?
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Who is in wounds dreams?
Overall, dreams with wounds are less related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of wounds are more related to animals and more related to insects than dreams in general. They are less related to distant people and less related to close people.
What are the emotions in wounds dreams?
Overall, dreams with wounds are more related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of wounds are more related to grief and sorrow, more related to fear, and much more related to pain than dreams in general. They are less related to hatred.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in wounds dreams?
What happens in wounds dreams?
Overall, dreams with wounds are much more related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of wounds are more related to aggressive interactions, more related to friendly interactions, and much more related to disasters than dreams in general. They are less related to sex.
How do wounds in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with wounds are more related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of wounds are more related to lucid dreams, more related to nightmares, and more related to sleep paralysis than dreams in general.
How do wounds in dreams related the senses?
Overall, dreams with wounds are more related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of wounds are more related to hearing, much more related to smelling, and more related to taste than dreams in general.
How can you make sense of wounds in dreams?
Wound dreams are relatively uncommon. Among other things wound dreams are normally interconnect, friendly, and aggressive.
Do you think this is true for your dream of wounds? How might your dream of wounds 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 wounds 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 wounds in dreams. See how you feel about wounds now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of wounds?
As a physical representation of a personal situation, a physical wound in a dream can symbolize a personal or emotional situation: hurt feelings, a hard blow, a personal attack. A wound can mean, simply, “wounded.”
Wounds in a dream can symbolize harm that’s been done to you, or that you have done to someone else. For example, a careless comment to a friend hurts his or her feelings, but you are not consciously aware of it. You then dream about that friend having a big wound in the chest, over the heart, and you think to yourself, If only I could get my hands on the jerk who did this to my friend ... And actually, it was you. Wounding amplifies the situation so you recognize it for what it is.
Injuries in dreams can be a graphic way of symbolizing damage that’s not physical, such as damage to emotions, reputation, and self-image. We say that a person who makes a bad decision “hurts” herself. It’s a “self-inflicted wound.”
For example, a young man dreams that he drives sports cars with two of his buddies. They do daredevil maneuvers and one of his buddies wrecks badly, mangling his leg. In the next scene, the dreamer and his buddies are with a large group of their friends. The guy with the mangled leg tears off pieces of it and passes it around like popcorn.
The dreamer and his two buddies really are daredevils who push the limits, and the opening scene in the sports cars reflects the fact. The wreck and injury are an observation that the one friend takes things too far and does real damage to his life. The last detail, about passing around pieces of his mangled leg like popcorn, shows the meaning of the symbolism. It’s a way of saying that the friend brags about doing things that harm him. You pass around popcorn while listening to a story. Hey, remember that time I downed that bottle of vodka and had to get my stomach pumped? That was sooo cool! The character is not a projection of the dreamer, but instead is a depiction of the dreamer’s friend, and the symbolism of the mangled leg is based on the dreamer’s subjective perception.
Keep in mind, surrogate characters can be used to represent people you know, or yourself, and a dream will provide clues to the character’s real identity. For example, you dream about a delivery driver getting badly injured in a crash, symbolizing a friend’s bad decision to break up with his pregnant girlfriend. Babies are delivered during birth, so the delivery driver is identified as the friend through that association.
“Wounded” in another sense can describe a state of being. A wounded person carries the pain of the past with him. Some wounds can be healed only with love and time, or by finding purpose and meaning in life.
Areas of the body affected by wounds point toward areas of life affected by pain or damage. A wound on your body can indicate an emotional or psychological wound, something bothering you from beneath the surface of your mind, just as a bruise sits under the skin. The symbolism is more specific depending on the part of the body. For example, since the face is associated with social image, a wound to it can symbolize damage to reputation. See: Amputation, Body parts, Faces
A wound in a dream can symbolize wounded pride or bruised ego—again, a physical representation of a personal situation. See: Egos
It can represent damage you do to your life from poor decisions or reckless behavior, such as in the mangled-leg example.
Wounds are vulnerable to infection, and that association can be used to create symbolism associated with personal vulnerability. For example, you ended an abusive relationship long ago, but the wound it left on you still affects your ability to trust people. See: Infecting
Wounds inflicted by an animal can symbolize wounds inflicted by a person in your life represented as the animal. For example, a dream about being bitten and scratched up by a cat follows an argument with a female friend or relative. The possibilities for animal symbolism vary widely. See: Animals
Dreaming about injury or wounding can be a warning to be more careful—you might be taking risks that can lead to harm, and in the back of your mind you know it. It’s a common theme in the dreams of motorcycle riders, people who deal a lot with crazy traffic, and people in dangerous professions. So if you dream about being injured, then consider the obvious and look at your life for ways in which you’re taking risks—especially physical risks. Drinking and driving is an example of an obvious risk that can be consciously ignored and amplified by your dreams. See: Grim reapers
If you experienced an injury the day or two before the dream, you can dream about it. Remember that dreams exaggerate, so the dream about slicing your throat with a razor blade and gushing blood might be an exaggeration of a nick while shaving. Perhaps the thought crossed your mind that the nick could have been worse, or maybe it bled a lot. The experience made an impression on you and is amplified in your dream.
See also: Abusing, Amputation, Animals, Attacking, Blood, Body parts, Calluses, Crying, Break ups, Egos, Faces, Fists, Grim reapers, Guns, Illness, Infecting, Knives, Pain, Precognitive dreams, Skin, X-rays
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 wounds
Read some real dream reports of wound 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.
A girl asked me to marry her
So i was fighting in the "origins" (Call of duty black ops 2 zombies map) with a wind staff against the zombies, i got downed eventually and then i got teleported into the "real world".
The staff looked more like a toy and all the i injures and dirt i had from fighting zombies was gone!
I get up and a girl i know approach me! She says "Did you speak to my father?"
I replied "No, I never met him".
She says "No, what I mean is", she holds my hands and look me in the eyes "Won't you marry me?"
Also there's a second dream that kinda adds up to this one, i might post it here later!
So i was fighting in the "origins" (Call of duty black ops 2 zombies map) with a wind staff against the zombies, i got downed eventually and then i got...
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I just had the most terrifying dream of my life. Someone please help.
Okay I literally just woke up and i’m panicking. I can give more details later if i remember but right now i’m a little unnerved. Someone please tell me if this has meaning.
There was a body in the front seat of my car and my partner and i got out to call the cops. Instead of cops showing up, a sports car with 4 men showed up and when i told them what happened they ran into the house only to die. Another police drove by and i flagged them down but they parked in my neighbors across the streets driveway and the old cop and the car turned into my neighbor and i was helpless. My partner and i walked back across the street to my house and i suggested maybe i could only see the things happening because i was schizophrenic when a middle aged lady with a cigarette said “but i can see you guys” and ran into my house. I chased her demanding answers and she said “they’re most prevalent in may” and disappeared and i kept screaming “you’re not welcome here” until my voice become not my own. i went back out to my car and there were more dead bodies in my car and a little girl on top of my car with bruises. i noticed my partner in the front passenger seat and they had puncture wounds everywhere. the little girl had a hammer and said she had to kill my partner and kept hitting my partners skull with it. i had to kill the little girl by using a pickaxe and swinging into her brain. Then i got the feeling the cops were going to frame me for every murder and woke up.
Okay I literally just woke up and i’m panicking. I can give more details later if i remember but right now i’m a little unnerved. Someone please tell me if...
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I might be cursed or some shit. I'm posting this dream/hallucination everywhere until I get answers
I was in my kitchen. It was like, midnight. The wood door was open, leaving the screen door. There was a creature outside. Mangled, skinny, at least 14 feet tall, it’s left arm was bitten off, and so were three fingers on its right hand. It had open wounds all over its body. And there were tally marks scratched into its skin. As it focused on me, it took one of its claws and carved another tally mark into its skin. It was a rotting, torn apart... thing. It smelled of Death. It smelled like a decaying body, like blood. It was a Wendigo. Why was there a Wendigo in my backyard? It made a sound. A hiss mixed with a raspy growl. Like if you mixed an alligator with a cat with a lion. My chest felt tight, my vision got blurry, and my breathing became labored. Yet, I opened the door and stepped out. The Wendigo seemed excited at the mere sight of me. It just stared at me with those empty sockets, before reaching out with whatever was left of its hand, and stroked my cheek. It was surprisingly gentle. Why was it so gentle? It kept on circling me. Examining me, occasionally reaching out to touch me. For fuck’s sake that sound, and smell. It smelled like Death. So much. After a few minutes of it just examining me, and making that sound, it looked me in my eyes. And smiled, or bared its teeth. I couldn’t tell which. Then it picked me up, slinging me over its shoulder. For such an aggressive action, it was still gentle. As if it was scared I was glass, and that I would break at the slightest touch. It sprinted, faster than I thought possible. It jumped over fences and cars. Until it reached its destination. The woods behind the school. It smelled even worse than the wendigo. Like..bodies. And I quickly found out why. There **were** decaying bodies. **Everywhere**. I recognized one. Alyssa. It **had** to be Alyssa. It’s hard to mistake hair of that color when I have no ginger friends. For fuck’s sake, her body. It was so *damaged*. Covered in blood, some wounds still dripping blood. I think she was still alive, just waiting for Death to come. I walked towards her, but the Wendigo put itself between me and her body. It made that same sound. That hissing/growling rasp of anger. So, me, not wanting to die, backed up. It just kept on examing me, touching me. Its favorite part of me seemed to be my face. Specifically my cheek, and my jaw. It’s been muttering the same words this whole time. But only at this point had I realized what it said, *“ You are like me. I am like you. You are me. I am you.”* Its voice. Its voice was strange. Calming, yet terrifying. Smooth, yet raspy. It sent shivers up my spine. It repeated those words over and over and over again. Then it hugged me. I already had blood on me from all its touches. But now I was drenched. It fucking hugged me. Why? When it pulled away, it looked sad, yet happy. It looked at me like I was a mirror. Or its child. All of a sudden, my chest got tight again. My vision getting blurry again. My breathing getting heavier again. Then I woke up, panting. And with a pinched nerve in my arm. Not only did my arm feel numb, my body felt weird. I felt...**dirty**, used. But I don’t know why. I know one thing though, I never want to sleep again, or whatever the fuck that was. Of course, though, I passed out the next day and had another disturbing dream which I might post on here too
I was in my kitchen. It was like, midnight. The wood door was open, leaving the screen door. There was a creature outside. Mangled, skinny, at least 14 feet...
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last night nightmare can't count
last night i just couldn't fall asleep they make too much noise and it fucking hurts my head. even when i drive them out of my mindspace they sit out there and watch me and it burns i can feel them watch me through my window and it's horrible they need to stop looking at me i hate the feeling of them all i can do is sharpen my knife and dig deeper into the wound and hope they leave me the fuck alone.
last night i just couldn't fall asleep they make too much noise and it fucking hurts my head. even when i drive them out of my mindspace they sit out there and...
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My nightmare from a while ago, isn’t like it normally is. Please read
For some context, I’m a teenage female, and this nightmare or night terror has happened since I was 4 up until two years ago when I saw the man in the nightmare, after I had the nightmare that night in my bffs house in Illinois. I haven’t had the nightmare since then, but I had it last night. I felt like throwing up after I had woke up, showered and got dressed.
I had my usual nightmare from a long time ago, and it was all normal. I was in a old lime green Cadillac with a oakwood dashboard, in the back left seat, with people who aren’t my family but are in my dream. A little boy sat next to me, he had pale skin, dark hair but the lightest blue in his eyes, and a sweater to match the hue of his eyes. The driver in front of me, was a man with broad shoulders, and a white sweater covering them. I couldn’t see anymore of his features from my seat but the woman in the top right was gorgeous. She sat with good Posture, her pink dress hugging her curves, as long with her sweater on top. As the car drove up the dirt road on a hill, I see the man in black (his face is covered but I saw his face the last time I had this nightmare at my bffs house in Illinois but then saw him at the cafe the day after, but with a little girl with him.) then it crashes.
But here’s where things get off.
I get out of the car crash like normal, the people that were in the car are no where to be seen, like normal. Then I turn to my right, to see the man in all black. But when I see the man, instead of starting to turning to my left and running downhill, I stand still. I stand still but firm in the ground. I, still staring at where his face would be, see him walk towards me. He walks with a slow, steady pace. Each foot touching the dirt, making a print. Soon, he is standing in front of me, with two feet of space between us. I can now see his face from underneath his hood he wore, and the wind blew. The wind had never blown in the nightmare before, but the wind hit his face, and he had no reaction.
He then focuses on my eyes, and starts to speak. His face emotionless but the words being said as a warning, I can’t remember what he said yet, but I’ll try and remember it.
If anyone could have the slightest idea to what some of this means, please say anything. Even if you think it may not help, I’ll take what I can get.
For some context, I’m a teenage female, and this nightmare or night terror has happened since I was 4 up until two years ago when I saw the man in the...
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