Dream Interpretation Nudity / nakedness | Dream Meanings
Real; true; without false attitudes; exposed; natural - stripped of the outer mask, attitude, and personality. Being naked in a dream suggests vulnerability and exposure. It could be a compensation to what is going on in daily life. Are you very guarded and unwilling to let people see the “real” you or are you feeling embarrassment as a result of a mistake or emotional reaction? With this dream the unconscious might be encouraging you to become more open with your feelings and more accessible emotionally. Additionally, if you see yourself naked in inappropriate places, your rebellious side may be coming through and with it some fear that people may not accept you for what you really are. Nudity in sexual dreams has its own meaning, for suggestions please see sex.
(Also see Naked)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of being naked and worried, concerned, or fearful of being so symbolizes you feel the need to hide your true self.
To dream of a naked man where only the top part is visible foretells illness to a female member of your family but if the privates are exposed then the meaning is death.
It is reversed if you dream of a naked female. Remember that a death omen does not always mean the physical death of the body. Other interpretations are associated with illicit love affairs and loss of prestige coupled with scandal. This symbol must be interpreted in context with the rest of the symbols within the dream.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Being, or feeling, overexposed.
Freedom; the loosening of conventional restrictions.
The real you, devoid of all exterior ??iasks.
Total comfort with yourself to the point where you need no trappings for confidence. Also the ability to be totally open and honest.
The barest, most succinct facts (e.g., the “naked truth”). Look to see what appears naked in the dream for further insight.... The Language of Dreams
If you frequendy dream about walking the streets naked, this means feelings of inferiority have prevented you from achieving your personal goals in the past. Taking off your clothes: you want more independence and freedom. Seeing naked children in a dream: your family is about to have a new member (your own or the family of your friends). Seeing a person of the opposite sex naked: your secret or burning passion for someone will be reciprocated.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being naked means you are afraid of being “found out”—you are emotionally upset right now and don’t want others to know.
The dream is a challenge to be emotionally vulnerable, to take a chance and admit your weaknesses.
The dream might also express erotic needs that are either being met right now or that you think arc foolish.... Dreamers Dictionary
For some dreamers, nakedness is a symbol for a release of sexual emotions.
For others it is a desire to be seen and heard in order to gain success, achieve fame or popularity. Old translations are as follows: To find yourself naked to your dream warns that you may be involved in a scandal.
If you are embarrassed, you will violate the conservative rules of propriety.
To see other people partially undressed, the dreamer will yield to immoral temptations. See Swimming.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
From a Freudian perspective, a naked female is usually an expression of sexual desire for dreamers—men or women—who are sexually attracted to women. Freudians see the naked male in much the same light as the naked female, as an expression of sexual desire for men. In Jungian terms, nakedness suggests aspirations for love and rebirth, or a desire to attain spiritual awareness and to renounce the material world. According to this interpretation, nakedness is also an expression of beauty, creativity and divinity. Ancient gods such as Venus, goddess of beauty, and Diana, the goddess of the hunt, are often depicted naked.
A naked child is particularly associated with the Jungian archetype of the divine child, and more generally with innocence and lack of inhibition.
If you are covering up a child’s nakedness in the dream, this indicates a general discomfort with emotional expression. Many psychologists favor the interpretation that dreams of nakedness highlight feelings of vulnerability. Such dreams may be interpreted as a fear of sexual relationships, but they are more likely to signify fears and anxieties about yourself, and the way you appear to others. Perhaps you feel failure or rejection if you reveal your true self. In your waking life, you therefore need to overcome feelings of vulnerability and learn to be more self-confident.
Being partly dressed in a dream may suggest that you are not prepared for what lies ahead. It might be wise to re-examine your plans and your future.
If the people in the dream seem unaware that you are underdressed or naked, this suggests that you shouldn’t worry about showing your real self to others. It may also signify that you are not worried about what others think of you, or that you long to show sides of your true personality to others. To dream of being ashamed or frightened may indicate a fear of showing your real feelings. If, on the other hand, you are disgusted by your own, or another person’s, nakedness, or other people are disgusted with your own nakedness, this suggests anxiety about discovering the naked truth about yourself, another person or a situation.
If you positively welcome the nakedness of other people in your dream, it may express a frustration with what, in waking life, you perceive to be their affected behavior—you wish they could be more natural. It may also suggest that you can see through people and see them for who they are.
If you are sufficiently secure within your own self-image in waking life, you will not be afraid of being stripped in public in a dream. For example, dreaming of appearing naked in a strip show could suggest that you are anxious about being misunderstood, or that you welcome the opportunity to express and reveal yourself.
According to dream lore, if a girl dreams of being naked, this means that she will soon hear about a terrible scandal. Some gypsies, however, believe that nakedness dreams are a sign of good fortune, particularly if the dreamer was walking naked under the stars. Ancient dream dictionaries say that to dream of a naked woman was lucky, as it foretold unexpected honors. It was also thought to be unlucky to dream of too many clothes, since this meant you lacked the necessities of life, whilst to dream of new clothes suggested a domestic tiff. See also NEGATIVE EMOTIONS... The Element Encyclopedia
It is the paradise state and the state of natural innocence we all, at one time, had. It can also represent renunciation of the material world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are sufficiently secure within our own self-image, we will not be afraid of being ‘stripped’ in public.
Dreaming of appearing nude, for instance in a strip show, could suggest we have anxiety about being misunderstood.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To interpret a dream of walking down a street naked will depend on whether we are seen by other people or not.
If we are seen by others, there may be something about ourselves that we wish to reveal.
If we are alone we may simply have a wish for freedom of expression n for both men and women, returning to a sense of innocent pleasure and appreciation of the human body can be perceived in dreams as nudity.
If in dreaming of someone of the opposite sex they are naked but we are not, they may be more vulnerable than we are.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. Fear of exposure.
3. Vulnerability. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For one to dream of admiring his or her own nudity, predicts the loss of a lover through vain ideas; but if a person is disgusted with the appearance of the body, it foretells scandal and iovers1 quarrels.
If one dreams of swimming in the wide.
It is a prediction of pagan pleasures which will react unfavorably.
To dream of seeing men and women, swimming in the nude, or as members of a nudist colony, is a sign of a new and exciting love affair.... The Complete Dream Book
(2) It may signify getting beyond outward appearances to what you really are: the ‘naked truth’ about yourself. It may therefore be accompanied by an anxious feeling of being exposed - that is, vulnerable.
(3) If you are ashamed or frightened of being naked, and mov e away so that people can’t see you, this may indicate either a fear of sexual relationships or fear of revealing your inner feelings.
(4) If you are showing off your nudity, this may represent either desire for sex; or a state of being at ease with yourself and not feeling a need to apologize for being the person you are; or complete honesty and openness in your dealings with other people.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If in the dream you feel distressed or embarrassed it means that you reject your own body.
If you see other people naked it can reveal both a desire to know their secret thoughts or a mere sexual attraction. When you find yourself naked in public it denotes anxiety, fear of ridicule, emotional vulnerability, and low self-confidence. You are afraid that others may hurt you if you act spontaneously or make a mistake. Nudity, finally, also means that you feel nostalgia for lost childhood. It represents your true self, without norms or social constraints.
Formerly, mothers used to warn her daughters that if they dreamed of being naked they would soon learn about a scandal. According to some oracles, it predicts that you will make serious mistakes in business affairs, unless you listen to the advice of others. For gypsies, however, this dream brings good luck, especially if the oneiric scene is developed under a starry sky. In general, this dream can also mean innocence.
analysis of a dream
Mary dreamed: “I was in the office when I realized I was not quite dressed. I had forgotten to put pants on and was not wearing underwear! I tried to get my jersey down so it would cover me but it was too short. I felt really bad, insecure, and helpless. However, my colleagues—all perfectly dressed—did not seem to notice anything. At that time my boss called me to come to his office and I could no longer resist; I burst into tears like a little girl. Seeing me so crushed, Ana (a partner) offered me a jacket so I could tie it around my waist, but she said, ‘Girl, I do not know what’s wrong with you lately, but you get too easily distracted... ’ and continued her work without caring much about my situation. Then I woke up.”
Almost everyone has dreamed of being naked—or half-dressed—in a public place. This dream is often associated with sexuality (with a sexual inadequacy or guilt); but also with the fear of somehow “being exposed,” regarding your private or professional life. However, depending on the circumstances of each person, the meaning varies. In Mary’s case, it reflects her vulnerability at the workplace and a concern for revealing some deficiency or inability to others. In the dream, peers do not seem to notice—or do not pay attention to—her nudity, and that is a reassuring element indicating that perhaps Mary was worried for no reason. Failure to wear trousers and the fear that a figure of authority—such as her boss —would find out reveals her concern for success and professional skills; they could be questioned.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams