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Hello lovelies!

What are you like in your dreams? The same as in waking hours or something opposite?

I'm just wondering because I've noticed that I'm extroverted and very immediate in the dream world. I express my feelings and talk without any inhibition. I'm thinking that in the dream world our personality qualities are reversed because obviously we're inside our heads when we're asleep. So on the 'other side' we have extroverted feeling etc...

Of course dreams vary and sometimes I'm super shy and all that, but mostly I'm very opposite to my waking hours personality.

What do you guys think? What are your experiences on this one? I'd love to hear.
 

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I don't remember a great deal of my dreams, however the ones I do remember are often very vivid, and the I experience them in the exact same way as I do in real life. Sometimes theyy produce results like me thinking someone said something to me in real life that was actually part of a dream, and I won't realize until I've fully woken up. =p
 

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I'm an observer, rarely do any talking, the dreams are always from *my perspective*... just like IRL. No personality traits at all that I can pick up. The environments and the plots and characters in my dreams - - - -> absolutely fantastic. Really don't know where the stuff comes from, it ain't coming from me, that's for sure. I think I enter other worlds/dimensions in my dreams.
 

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In my dreams I think I become an unhealthy INFP. I'm very weak, and often timid or scared. I always feel naive or vulnerable in my dreams, and usually regret things. I'm not at all the opposite, more like an exaggerated version of myself I suppose..
 

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I'm usually an observer in my dreams, too. A very frustrated one, at that. I can be very creepy too. I also tend to have a hard time expressing myself in my dreams. The words don't come, the motions don't come, things feel stuck, in paralysis.

Not sure what personality type that would be, but perhaps I could be likened to someone who is in a coma or confined to a wheelchair and wants desperately to get up and do something but finds it impossible. Like that episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents where the guy gets in a car wreck and everyone thinks he is dead but he isn't and he ends up getting buried alive because no one realizes he is still alive. Creepy! That's me in my dreams. ick
 

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I don't dream. I know everyone dreams, but I don't even remember forgetting I had a dream. The dreams I do remember are never vivid and are more like thoughts if that makes sense. However I used to have vivid dreams when I was younger, and they usually involved people trying to attack or harm me and I would just run away.
 

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Hmm I never thought about this before. I just realized in thinking about it that I don't think there is any real dialogue in my dreams. More like communication through action and very raw/intense emotions. I don't believe anyone in the dream actually speaks with real words but yet thoughts are conveyed very dramatically. Maybe more like in silent movies but without the exaggerated acting. Kind of strange now that I'm thinking about it. All other aspects of my dreams seem to take on typical interaction style..waving, smiling, affection --kiss/touch/hug but yet I don't believe there is any speech involved except in thoughts. Everyone is mind linked?? lol idk Maybe it is because it is me controlling all the diff characters in my dreams, so in a sense they are communicating this way? Thanks for asking this, I will def pay more attention now that I'm curious. Lol
 
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I mostly dream about being something else - like a wolf or a bird, but when I do dream from my point of view I seem the same as I am when I'm awake.
 
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In my dreams, I'm usually me without clothes on being humiliated. What I wish I was is an INTP, so then in my dreams, I'd be able to put in some logic to explain things better. I usually have strange vivid dreams.
 

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Either ENFJ or INFP. I either feel completely relaxed when I'm sleeping after a long day, so in the dream I'm relaxed and social, or I've had too much caffeine and I'm having limbic spurts of energy both physically and in sleep mode (sleep-rolling around in bed, I guess). Those active dreams become the most vivid for me. I think if you go to sleep with a lot of energy digesting in your body your dream lucidity capacity goes up, and the imagery and context can be remarkable. Just remember to write everything down the next morning! I need to start doing this myself, too.
 

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I don't dream. I know everyone dreams, but I don't even remember forgetting I had a dream. The dreams I do remember are never vivid and are more like thoughts if that makes sense. However I used to have vivid dreams when I was younger, and they usually involved people trying to attack or harm me and I would just run away.
We tend to reignite the feelings of traumatic experiences in childhood in our dreams sometimes, and I think the feelings are the same, but the setting changes.
 

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My dreams tend to involve some sort of action and adventure, and behaviour varies in my dreams; I can't pinpoint a specific type. My critical and sarcastic tendencies almost never present themselves in my dreams though, and I play more of a "doer" part than a "spectator" role most of the time. In the action/adventure dreams, I tend to be in a role with responsibility, whether it is as a leader or a reliable force.

I also don't "think" in dreams most of the time*. I simply act or observe rather than contemplate or infer. Speech is more common of other people and elements in my dreams, if present at all. My dreams are focused on visual rather than audio.

*Strangely, most of the dreams in which I "think" are not the ones in which I am the one thinking. I sometimes dream in the perspective of another character (always fictional), and their (...my?) heads are always filled with thoughts.
 

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I am exactly me in my dreams. It is almost as if I am conscious in my dreams and think it is real life. I even experience the anxiety I would normally feel. I guess I am never truly relaxed, and I never let my walls down.
 

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i'm almost a little hesitant to reply, because i'm not sure how to word it properly... but in my dreams, i'm usually the hero/adventurer. it may make for good dreams, but i do feel weird about it when i wake up. i'm not really comfortable with leadership or aggression, but in these dreams i combat horrifying creatures and chase them into oblivion... scour dark underground tunnels for zombie apocalypse survivors, alone and unarmed, to assist them and bring them together... in one dream i watched all of humanity get wiped out from aliens, repaired a broken one-person alien craft, flew to their giant alien base on the moon and apparently was going to exact revenge all on my own. in all of these dreams, im usually unarmed, no fear to speak of, and my opponent either ceases to exist or runs away. i tend to be the scariest thing in my dreams. i can't remember the last nightmare that truly was a nightmare, and i didnt just plow through it like some invincible superhero. i really don't see myself like that, except that i try to cleanse myself of all fear.
 

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Really interesting answers. I thought that the reverse personality theory would have been more prevalent. Maybe I have a shadow personality that just comes out in my dreams.

@goldaline Our dragonslayer! I'm glad that you did rely though. No need for hesitation. :happy:
 

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Basically I'm exactly the same person I am in the waking world, except less inhibited by the emotional presence of other people. Kind of a wide-eyed observer who just goes around taking everything in while lost in thought, though in this case the dream itself is the thought so it's kind of different. Well, that's the default mode anyway. Obviously it depends on what the dream is actually about.
 
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I'm not sure which personality type is most likely to fight off bears, dinosaurs and tigers with a knife, or lie on the beach with beautifull women, but I imagine that if the situation were to arise in my waking state, I'd react just the same.
 
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