Personality Cafe banner

1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
71 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I haven't seen another thread with anything like this yet, and as an INFP I love discussing dreams and the subconscious. This is my first thread - I'm quite new, so hi! So does anyone have any favourite dreams? If not, what did you dream of last night? What's the most abnormal dream you've ever had?
My wierdest dream was eating yoghurt in a swimming pool.
My favourite dream was actually a series of dreams when I was little, where I met a girl who I called my "Angel Friend", who comforted me when I was sad and took me flying (which was awesome!)
Last night I dreamt that I was walking through my school at night, and no one was there, but it was really nice just to be alone.
So what about you? If you can't remember your dreams, favourite daydream?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,786 Posts
I use to have a paracosm that I went to every night. I was a very detailed world that I created starting in the 7th grade. It's still all in my head, but I don't visit that often any more. I stopped going once I figured out to make life more fun than the paracosm.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
634 Posts
The other night I dreamed a leopard opened my back door. She was only seeking affection and cuddled with me for the entire evening o___O
There are some dreams that stick out to me from childhood. I remember dreaming I was running away from a lot of different scary situations that were revealed to me by spotlight, in-between each situation it was completely dark. I finally made it to an old western saloon and I found my grandfather there, only much younger. He was really happy to see me. I finally felt really safe.
I still dream often of my dog that abruptly died when I was 14. My childhood wasn't easy, and he was my best friend.

Funny, I just read that if you put mug wort under your pillow, you can have really vivid dreams, and remember them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
620 Posts
I've talked to my sister and grandfather (who both passed away)

But I go into magical lands with my dreams. They usually do not reflect reality. Ive never had stereotypical dreams; so say I get a dream dictionary, it wouldn't be in it.

I once had a dream that I was drunk and running through giant spinning empty toilet paper rolls to get to a friend.
 

·
MOTM June 2012
Joined
·
9,331 Posts
I usually have dreams that I'm fighting bears, tigers, or dinosaurs. I also dream alot about water. Very archetypal stuff. One of the most profound ones:

I've had a recurring dream for a while where I am at my family's cabin in the woods and I'm standing outside where I spot a tiger and a wild bear. I panick and run inside, but the tiger gives chase. I am holding the door back, trying to not let the tiger get in, but the tiger breaks through. I grab a knife and fight it, trying to protect my family and friends inside.

I'm still trying to dechiper the meaning.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
71 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Maybe there's some kind of problem that you have noticed and are taking it upon yourself to try and resolve? I once read somewhere that when you have a dream, you have it multiple times, and each time is slightly different, because your subconscious is trying to resolve some sort of problem you are having emotionally.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
71 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
I've talked to my sister and grandfather (who both passed away)

But I go into magical lands with my dreams. They usually do not reflect reality. Ive never had stereotypical dreams; so say I get a dream dictionary, it wouldn't be in it.

I once had a dream that I was drunk and running through giant spinning empty toilet paper rolls to get to a friend.
I often have dreams about fantasy lands that are often much nicer and more innocent than the real world. I've also dreamt about seeing my dad, and he passed away three years ago.
 

·
MOTM June 2012
Joined
·
9,331 Posts
@DreamBubble I have heard that too. The only thing is I have a shitton of problems so it really could be anything. I know the tiger is supposed to represent the raw femminine, and dinosars represent old archaic ideas or old parts of yourself. I forgot what the bear means though.

A few times the dinosaurs/bears have morphed into beautifull women though after I fought them. I don't know, I just have pretty crazy dreams.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
15,018 Posts
WATER.

I have dreams of streams, waves, oceans, cities underwater. Fish in water, transports above water, beaches, it goes on and on.

A couple nights ago I was in an elevator. I thought to myself - this elevator is going to get stuck. It did. LOL. I pressed the open door button and nothing happened. I pressed the call button and someone answered "I'm calling from a cell phone but ***we'll*** get you out" -- I mean, some of my dreams......... *shakes head in disbelief*

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
607 Posts
water, me too. for 2 or 3 years i used to dream every 3 months or so about a water slide :p the water slide got more ''advanced'', till last year i stopped having the water slide dreams. sometimes there was a pool in the end of it, sometimes it used to be really high, oh and once i saw bald men standing at the end of the slide. dreams are awesome!
 

·
MOTM June 2012
Joined
·
9,331 Posts
I dream frequently of water as well. On the beach, or wading through water, swimming in water ect. Most of the time the water is murky though unless it's on a beach. It's supposed to represent emotions, and the beach in particular is representative of the unconscious.

@Sily I am VERY tempted to make that picture my avatar.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
71 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
@DreamBubble I have heard that too. The only thing is I have a shitton of problems so it really could be anything. I know the tiger is supposed to represent the raw femminine, and dinosars represent old archaic ideas or old parts of yourself. I forgot what the bear means though.

A few times the dinosaurs/bears have morphed into beautifull women though after I fought them. I don't know, I just have pretty crazy dreams.
About the "what things are meant to represent" thing, I think different things will have different meanings for different people. When I was very young I had a dream that a T-Rex was chasing me- but I doubt that it would represent an "older" version of myself because I was so young.
The women part would support the idea of a tiger showing "raw feminity", so perhaps you have had experience in the past that means you feel you have to fight for women, but when they are won you see the goodness in them.
Some of my dreams are completely mental too, so you're not alone there!
I think INFPs in general are quite creative so I think it's quite likely that we would have crazy, vivid dreams.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,010 Posts
Yay! I love this thread!

My favorite dream is undoubtedly my second lucid dream. At first I was in a normal sort of apartment, and I soon realized I might have been in a dream. To make sure I strecrched my hand out towards a TV and focused on making the screen show static noise; it worked. So then, I flew out of the building into the sky, covered it with dark red clouds (or maybe it was already like that...I don't remember), and started lifting objects out of the ground with telekinesis and making lightning bolts fall down from the sky. It was awesome!

And for the past year and a half I've been having this reoccurring dream where I'm coming back to America. It happens periodically, and in different forms, but it's always me getting to see my best friends again. Though recently, there've been two dreams where the opposite occurred; my friends were the ones who came to see me. I really like these dreams.

And @KindOfBlue06, you can find more of those pictures here. (and @Sily, I don't remember where I first saw his art, but if it was in one of your posts, thank you!)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
I love dreams. Sleeping or day dreams, I just love them. I could go on forever about them but I had this dream recently that I thought was really interesting. I was in a grocery store and I had one of those little baskets that you can carry around. I put a thing of strawberries in my basket and the basket suddenly springs from my grasp and starts sliding across the floor. I chased after it as it made twists and turns and somehow, it ends up killing someone and there were strawberries and blood all over the floor. Then I go back home and I get the overwhelming feeling that someone is trying to break into the house. I lock myself in my bathroom and I realize that someone is taking a shower. I approach the shower and the curtains fly open and my brother and this terrifying looking alien are in there embracing. It was the most disturbing thing. And then I woke up! I felt weird all day after having that dream.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
525 Posts
Ok, I think it is time to reopen this thread. Better, than to start new threads about dreams. :) To be honest, I think it would be very nice, if we just make some thread about sharing our dreams and trying to interpret them. It could be very usefull and I think NFs could be very good at this . . . . Maybe Ni is best, but iNtuiton is still iNtuiton.

Well, firstly, when you look at my avatar, you will see this interesting bird. I had a dream about him a day before I entered this forum, so making him my avatar was my way of repay a little for interesting dream.

But I was always interested in dreams. Looking for answers to my troubles . . . . .

I am stuck at my life right now in many things. I have no idea what to do and I feel like I will die soon if something good is not gona happen . . . .

Few days ago, I was thinking how much I need some advice about my work from my dream. Than I went to sleep. This is what i remember:

I was working at some sort of supermarket, standing in front of some shelf. When strange woman or man came to me. (I think it was woman, but it felt like a men for few moments) Anyway, she told me I have something strange with my right hand, that my fingers are crossed funny. I told her I am hypermobilistic (or whats the word in english for being to flexibile with your body) but I dont know about my hand. Than I looked at my right hand. It looked really weird, my fingers were crossed few times. She came to me and started to do something with my fingers. I dont know if she told me that or I just understand it that way, but I suddenly know, that she was telling me about my past and future from my fingers. She was telling me about how they point at different directions and I somehow understood, that it means directions in life. She told me, that last finger is in very different direction than I am now . . . . I asked her a question. I dont know this question for sure, but it was something like - Will I ever be happy or fine? She answered Yes, with strange smile. Like It was sort of silly question for somebody who know it all, or like she was telling me the truth but forget to mention that i will be homeless person for 20 years, before my happy times . . . . Than she turn around and was leaving. I remembered how much I need answers about my work. I shout at her - And what should I do with my work? She smiled again and said - Nothing. That i remember very clearly, after this I woke up.

So, what do you think? :)
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,153 Posts
I use to have a paracosm that I went to every night. I was a very detailed world that I created starting in the 7th grade. It's still all in my head, but I don't visit that often any more. I stopped going once I figured out to make life more fun than the paracosm.
Huh. Found a word for that finally. Yeah. I have a paracosm or two I suppose. As for dreams, I've had a series of dreams about this magical being befriending me in the first. We had a lot of fun, we played, etc.(This was when I was 9.) In the next one, she betrayed me(I forget how) and began destroying my whole life, leaving me feeling alone in that dream. Not a good feeling.(This was when I was 11.) In my final dream, she tried apologizing to me by giving me gifts like a car, or video games, etc. I didn't accept them, and pushed her away. (I was 13 when I had this one.) Haven't had another about it since. Or at least one I can remember.

Recently I dreamed that I was stuck in my house and I was being attacked by something(not sure what, just generally evil-looking). I tried to escape. I found the front door, and tried to open it, but I couldn't. I closed my eyes, focused and imagined the outside. I then opened my eyes and found myself on the front porch, breathing heavily. Yep.... I have some interesting dreams.

I would love to find the meaning of these dreams, if anyone could help me with that. :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
103 Posts
I once dreamt I was moulding and floating in the air as some kind of disgusting blob and hiding behind branches of trees. The sky was filled with soft clouds and I lay on them, floating. That's all I remember.

And another strange one... I was looking at the sky and there were spirals in the air distorting everything. The spirals were flying around and made beeping noises and whenever they would beep everything turned white. They all began beeping very loudly and I couldn't see anything. Then I passed out from the noise. Heh.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
525 Posts
Recently I dreamed that I was stuck in my house and I was being attacked by something(not sure what, just generally evil-looking). I tried to escape. I found the front door, and tried to open it, but I couldn't. I closed my eyes, focused and imagined the outside. I then opened my eyes and found myself on the front porch, breathing heavily. Yep.... I have some interesting dreams.
Your house in dreams is very often symbol of your inner psyche. If there is intruder, it could be some annoing element making you uncomfortable or anxious. It could be important to know, what this evil-looking being is and one more thing - front door not working. It seems to me, that you will not solve issues with this thing by ordinary ways. (front door is the first thing everybody tries.) To dissapear from the house with closed eyes could mean many things and I dont want to speculate more than by now. :) I am just interested in dreams, not expert. ;)
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top