Dream Interpretation The persona | Dream Meanings


In your dreams are you wearing a disguise or mask? Are you a regal persona or did you become a superhero? Are you using cosmetics or wearing a wig? Are you worried about your appearance in some way? Are you naked? Are your clothes torn and ragged? If so, this kind of dream concerns your persona or personas, as we all have more than one.

The persona represents your public image, the part of yourself that is presented externally by what you say, wear and look like. The word is obviously related to the words ‘person’ and ‘personality’, and comes from the Latin word for mask. So the persona is the mask you put on before you show yourself to the outside world.

Your persona’s wardrobe of masks comprises the various faces you use to present yourself to different audiences in waking life—for example, your family, friends, colleagues and strangers. We wear these masks to help us relate better to different groups of people, but these masks are not the real you. Depending on the context of your dream and how you felt, your unconscious may be warning you that one of your personas is in conflict with your true self, or that you need to adopt a different persona to achieve your goals.

The persona is rarely personified in a dream. It is usually a dream theme, rather than a dream figure: for example, the persona can be said to be present in a dream in which your clothes are stained, or you are naked or inappropriately dressed. At its best, the persona is just the ‘good impression’ you wish to present as you fill the roles society requires of you. But, of course, it can also be the ‘false impression’ you use to manipulate people’s opinions and behaviors.

And, at its worst, it can be mistaken, even by yourself, for your own true nature; sometimes we believe we really are what we pretend to be!

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung


The Persona | Dream Meaning

The keywords of this dream: Persona

Historic Personage

These dreams may be hidden messages and experiences that are influenced by the culture in which the person lived.

According to Freud, the personage is almost always the symbol for a father or mother. According to Jung, if the name of such a person is mentioned in your dream, you should find out about that person—who he was, who was around during his time, and what he did.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Impersonate

Exposing one who is not in earnest; see “conned” and “imitation”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Personal Achievements

Symbols of personal recognition—such as being awarded the highest honor, or stepping on stage to rapturous applause—feature in dreams as reflections of your aspirations. The images you see within your dream reflect your ambitions and the ways in which you hope to reach your goals. Depending upon the details, feelings and other images conjured up, your dreams may be urging you to raise your ambitions, or telling you that your goals are unrealistic.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Personal Assistant

Dreams of a personal assistant are about your issues of authority, support, and your ability to handle the details of life.

If you dream of being a personal assistant, then you are connecting with the part of you that is supportive of your dreams and goals.

If you dream of having a personal assistant, then this reflects how you allow other people to support you.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Personal Guard

A personal guard in a dream represents night vigil, prayers, constant remembrance of God Almighty and invoking His attributes. On the other hand, seeing one’s personal guard in a dream may mean evil or blatancy.

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Personal Shopper

If you dream of a personal shopper, then you are allowing support and guidance into your life in the area of your outer appearance and the impression you make.

If you identify with the role of personal shopper, then this is about your desire to control the lives of other people perhaps at the cost of neglecting your own.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Personal Trainer

Dreams of a personal trainer represents your higher self and that you are seeking discipline to stay on track with your physical, emotional, and spiritual fitness goals. See Life Coach.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Personal Trainer

To dream about working out with a personal trainer is good luck, if you enjoyed it. But if it was tiring or unpleasant, the dream is a warning against being pushy. Don’t try and force anyone to give you an answer, or make a decision, for at least a couple of weeks. However, if you dream of being a personal trainer yourself, you have learned from your past experiences and gained wisdom that will help you. Nice going!... My Dream Interpretation

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Your Personal

An alphabetically arranged address book lends itself well to keeping track of the most important symbols in your dreams. First, make a note of the personal meaning and then the general meaning of each symbol. Choose those images that you consider most important, especially the symbols that continually recur.

For each symbol, make note of the title and the date of the dream in which it appeared.

A general interpretation of a symbol listed in this handbook should only be noted if it expands or changes your understanding of your personal dream symbols.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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