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What Dreams Mean

Today on AOL heath: I was reading this article out of idle curiousity until I came across my own dream – below. I had college exam dreams for years – I had dropped a Shakespeare class but somehow it hadn’t been registered so I had to take a final I was not prepared for.

Later in life, one night I woke up groping the bed, scared my husband to death, and when he asked what was the matter, as I desperately searched the sheets, I said “I’m looking for the baby!” I was a brand new mother, and for me, it was very stressful.

Now, most of my really bad dreams come when I have a move coming up – panicked dreams of the movers arriving and I an not ready, or a flight to catch and I have not packed. Recently, I had a dream where I was stressed over not being ready for a flight and the airline called and asked me “Are you coming? We are ready to close the gate!” and (although I was not packed) I said “I’m on my way! Hold the plane!” and I woke up gasping.

It never occurred to me I would see my worst nightmare in print. Go Here read through and tell me if you see yours. . . What’s your nightmare?

Theme: unpreparedness

The dream: “I’m back in high school and don’t know which classes I’m supposed to go to, so I end up missing one — usually Mr. Westerman’s world religions class. I become terrified about not knowing when the tests are, then finals come around and I wake up completely freaked out!” — Lori Huffman, 31, Houston

Variation: You’re rushing to catch a flight but haven’t packed or can’t find your ticket. A new mother may dream she can’t find her baby.

What it means: Dreaming about something you’ve already accomplished (i.e., graduating from high school) can mean you’re scared to make mistakes in an area where you usually succeed. “Perfectionist people tend to have these sorts of dreams,” says Kramer. One explanation is that you may be tying your self-worth too tightly to how you perform at work. If you usually spend hours fretting over an upcoming event or presentation, give yourself a set time to prepare and then force yourself to put it out of your head. “The outcome doesn’t change by agonizing over it,” assures Nezu.

April 4, 2009 - Posted by | Cultural, Family Issues, Health Issues, Random Musings |


  1. loool.. yes yes.. I remember having the “course I thought I had dropped!!!” dream. Very terryfing indeed! It stopped me from graduating! (in the dream) Loool.

    Interesting they tie that to perfectionists… which indicates the blue character type (Hartman character code: which I am… and a procrastinator at the same time 🙂

    Yeah, I must have had those dreams during the times when I got worried about upcoming presentations or projects at work. I no longer swet the little things anymore after learning about the character code now.


    Comment by nbq | April 4, 2009 | Reply

  2. i had a dream of this guy he is a client of mine, i saw him in my dreams and it was me him and my best friend, he took my best friend out and asked her out but he was looking at me smilin..i was really upset, now the same night my best friend had the same dream of the guy she likes that he told her that he likes me.. what does that mean.. but i have a boyfriend

    Comment by KOSTANTINA | April 4, 2009 | Reply

  3. I had to go take the test; I turned out Red, but I am almost equal in some other color, I don’t know what. Only 36% Red. I don’t want to pay for the full analysis; I have already done Meyers-Briggs, Flippen and several other team-building trainings. . . .I hate to be a cynic, but it’s like there’s always a new gimmick, the newest “solution to office-interaction problems . . .”

    NBQ, do you think being a cancer survivor has something to do with no longer sweating the small stuff? Does it help you appreciate every single day?

    Kostantina – It means that you have shifting loyalties and you see others the same way. You don’t trust yourself, and you have problems trusting others. Trust me. 😉

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 4, 2009 | Reply

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