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So it's not very common, but sometimes I'll have dreams that basically don't make sense and a few days later someone will say something and I'll go, " Oh, I dreamt about that"

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To premise this story, I have never met my grandfather and up until this time I had never even seen pictures of him. I was probably seven or eight, and I had a dream of this man in an old like... 50s/60s looking house with like weird orange-ish carpet, and he had a blue button up shirt and khaki pants and an oxygen tank.

The next few days I didn't really care about it but then I told my mom and she goes, " That's really strange, that looks like your grandpa" and she found a picture of him and it was in the same house and the same clothes and everything.


And then last week I had a dream that I cut my big toe at the beach and it bleed like... A LOT cause you know for some reason, I've discovered feet/hands bleed a lot lolz

and then last night my sister came to visit me from florida and she was like, " Hey look, my toe stopped bleeding" and I was like, " saywhat now?" and she goes, " I cut my big toe when we went to the beach the other day with my group and it's been bleeding for the past few days" and the only difference from my dream (besides other weird just... dream stuff lolz) and her real life was that her cut was in a different place on the same big toe

There have been more but these are the most prominent ones I can think of.

So like... am I just strange or does this have to do with my personality type or am I just sensitive to weird stuff like that?

I feel kinda dorky but the kids in one of my classes think its worth asking so -shrugs- fire away lol :crazy:
 

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I had a dream that my ex-girlfriend was emailing me in the dream and I couldn't read it. I woke up and I had a friend request from her on facebook when I woke up. I don't what triggers these happenings.
 

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I feel like this happens to me too!!!!!!!!!!!! :shocked: so weird.

I also feel like sometimes I will notice something seemingly meaning less during the day and then within a couple hours or days, I will need to remember it. Does this make sense? For example, one morning I watched my roommate walk to the other bathroom in our apartment (not the one she usually uses) to put in her contacts and then later that night she was frantically searching for her contact case and I was like "...it's in the other bathroom". Stuff like that happens to me all the time - I don't know if it is just an eye/memory for detail or what....strange.
 

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oh, i have no clue if this could really be a personality type thing, but it's always said in the type descriptions that infjs are most prone to experience some, umm, cases of foreseeing future and stuff, because of their dominant Ni, so i guess if your Ni is very developed, that could explain these things.

i look forward to seeing what other people say in this thread, because i am also one of these "nutcases", like, i've had dreams that either just..happen later, or dreams in which i gain some kind of conviction which seems to make no sense in the current context, but in a short while turns out that it makes TOTAL sense and explains events, or, one other thing that i count in this area, even though it's slightly different, i get these..emotions that come out of nowhere, like, i'd suddenly get devastated with grief and just curl up in a ball and cry hysterically, then find out after some time that at about that time someone close to me has experienced something that induces the kind of emotion, like, an extremely painful breakup or a death of parent, without any chance that i could have known about it at the time.

one way in which i used to try and explain this (because, i dunno how you all feel about it, but to me it's scary as shit and i'd rather it did not happen) is that the clues are all always there, like, information about everything, it's just that we don't usually put it all together, like, when on a road, driving a car, you would normally use the dim lights, that only light the nearest part of the road and not see anything too far away if it's dark. but some of us know how to turn on the beams that light some part of the road already ahead, it's just that usually we can't keep those on - they kind of..flicker only. so we see something, and have to interpret it. and then when we get to that part of the road, we can see it with the dim lights as well and understand the whole meaning. something like that. ^ ^ so, yeah, it all depends on what kind of car you have, and how much attention you pay to the road, and how well you interpret it - the better any of these components (all metaphors, of course, heh), the greater the chance that when you get to something, you are not surprised, 'cause you've already seen it :D
 

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I have dreams that happen with alarming frequency. For a specific example, when I was 13 years old I had a dream that included a 10 second scene where I was walking down a hallway. A few years later I moved to a state that I'd never set foot in. When I was 18, I went to a college that had just been built 3 years before that (when I was 15... as in it wasn't even in existance when I was 13). I found myself walking in that exact same hall, thinking the exact same things, with the people being exactly the same, saying exactly the same things that I dreamed before I'd ever set foot in the state where the college was built, years before it was even built.

These snippets are almost always completely mundane, like eating chicken with someone, or looking at a shoe, but I can remember them with great clarity. I can remember the parts of the dream before and after the scene, and I can even remember when I had the dream.

I've also noticed that I have dreams that happen in phases. For instance, I'll have a dozen instances over the course of a few days, then nothing for a few weeks, sometimes months.

I normally have a rational explanation for how the mind works with respect to cognitive functions, even the physiological areas of the brain. However, for this phenomenon, I have only a very irrational hypothesis. The combination of Ni and Fe makes you psychic. I don't know how or why, but it does. Purdue University actually did a study and found that there were clear distinctions in the percentages of both reported psychic activity, and the percentages of tested psychic activity (like guessing the card, predicting dice, etc.) based on MBTI type. INFJs topped the chart (notably). ENFJs came in second.

So, while I can't explain why it works, I can certainly point to evidence that it does work. Ni seeks to predict the future. Fe is an extremely empathic function. The two of these seem to have a tremendously potent potential for psychic phenomenon. I don't know any INFJs or ENFJs who don't have some degree of psychic manifestations, especially picking up on the emotions and even random thoughts of other people.

I've long wondered what purpose dreaming about a few seconds of really mundane scenes served. The only thing that I've been able to deduce is that being able to dream the future means you're on track. Otherwise, the dream wouldn't come true.

I've occasionally had relative dreams, like the one mentioned above with the toe bleeding, but those aren't as common for me as just dreaming an actual scene. When I do have them, they're a little confusing to me because I'm so used to everything being exactly the same. For example, I'll dream overhearing a conversation. When the conversation happens, it's exactly the same words, but the people are in a different place wearing different clothes. I've often tried to wrap my mind around how that works. I have no answers there... maybe the future was altered somehow, but still found its way to part of the prediction. I dunno.

This is one of those areas where science has yet to catch up to reality.
 

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I've also noticed that I have dreams that happen in phases. For instance, I'll have a dozen instances over the course of a few days, then nothing for a few weeks, sometimes months.

Dude, no joke?

I've had dreams like that since before I can remember probably. Where like the first half of a dream will happen, then nothing for a few days or something, then the dream will start over and just go father into the dream. Kind of like watching a movie, leaving it, and then starting it over again when you come back to like remind yourself of what you already saw.


All of my bizarre 'psychic' dreams are always to do with a person whether its them getting hurt or a conversation, it's never really a place, it might be and I just don't remember it -shrugs-
 
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