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Personality-Face Shifts in Dreams!

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Thinker13
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Posted 01/28/12 - 3:53 PM:
Subject: Personality-Face Shifts in Dreams!
I had a dream. It was a strange dream in many senses but instead of outlining its strangeness, I would like to delve into something which seems to be a common feature of many dreams. I do not know if you have also observed this peculiarity in your dreams. May be it's not a common occurrence in dreams and I am the only subject of such dreams; but maybe not. In my dreams I find faces-personalities changing randomly without any particular reason whatsoever. It's true that to ask for causation in dreams is like asking for too much, but as we account for complexes in dreams and for various subtle suggestions in form of imagery offering intuitive solutions to some critical real life problems; can't we try to hunt for a while (indeed in dark) in order to come up with a probable cause for this unique dream pattern?


It happens like this: Suppose you see a relative of yours dead in the dream. You find that nobody cares for the funeral. You observe the grave stern grimace of the corpse and start mulling over the past experiences you have had with the person and you feel pain for him and you realize that all of a sudden there is a movement in the body of the person! Now you are convinced that other relatives did not care enough for your relative who just died. You take him with you to somewhere and as you walk down the road you start feeling that the R (relative) is recuperating very quickly (Yes, 'R' for recuperation/relative). You feel that it must be the proper air and gentle treatment which is doing him this good.


Now as you were roaming like a tramp with R, other relatives come to you and ask you to let R go back to the place from where he came. In a way they want to claim R like their personal property. Too bad indeed. You let R go, but you realize that R starts feeling bad as soon as he reaches back to the place from where you brought him into the fresh air. You bring R back again and you resist all other relatives. Now R is very happy and R is playful and you two develop a great respect for each other but R is no more R now!


What has happened? R is converted into S and there is not even an iota of suspicion about R in your mind. I mean that the relation you have with R is still the same but the personality of R is no more like R but rather like S, who is a celebrity (or a milkman next door or an anonymous person!). When do you realize this shift in personality? You realize it only after this dream is finished, only, if you retain a vivid memory of dream somehow. You understand that during the dream there was no question of change in the personality, but only in the retrospect you feel that for no apparent reason there was an unusual change in the personality of R.

This is an example of the scenario I want to discuss and this happens with me in my dreams all the time and I do not know why. Your insights in this regard are most welcome.
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Posted 01/31/12 - 6:40 PM:

this happens to me all the time. pressed for time at the moment but i will definitely come back to this with some more comments. thumb up
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Posted 03/01/12 - 10:09 PM:

i have some theories about what you describe.

i assume that R and S are two different people that you know personally? you are saying that R mysteriously transforms into S during the course of the dream?

incidentally, i had a dream last night about someone i only know very casually, have only interacted with him periodically over the internet and never met. in the dream, he came over to my house (the house that often appears in my recurring dreams, not the place where i actually live). my sister and i were having friends over to play board games, and he came over and played board games with us. there was nothing particularly remarkable about the dream, except that i felt like he was a good friend and felt like i got to know him better, from hanging out and playing board games.

when i woke up this morning, i saw he had posted on google plus and i responded to his post in a way that reflected that feeling of friendship from my dream. hard to explain. it was like there was a greater degree of familiarity between us, for seemingly no other reason than the dream itself.

now, perhaps the potential for familiarity was already there, and my dream merely processed information that was already perceived from the situation, and just had not interpreted it yet.

i realize it is not the same as what you are describing, but it was a curious experience and it reminded me of this thread. i think it may be related.
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Posted 03/02/12 - 12:28 AM:

libertygrl wrote:
i have some theories about what you describe.

i assume that R and S are two different people that you know personally? you are saying that R mysteriously transforms into S during the course of the dream?

incidentally, i had a dream last night about someone i only know very casually, have only interacted with him periodically over the internet and never met. in the dream, he came over to my house (the house that often appears in my recurring dreams, not the place where i actually live). my sister and i were having friends over to play board games, and he came over and played board games with us. there was nothing particularly remarkable about the dream, except that i felt like he was a good friend and felt like i got to know him better, from hanging out and playing board games.

when i woke up this morning, i saw he had posted on google plus and i responded to his post in a way that reflected that feeling of friendship from my dream. hard to explain. it was like there was a greater degree of familiarity between us, for seemingly no other reason than the dream itself.

now, perhaps the potential for familiarity was already there, and my dream merely processed information that was already perceived from the situation, and just had not interpreted it yet.

i realize it is not the same as what you are describing, but it was a curious experience and it reminded me of this thread. i think it may be related.




Lib it was a great piece of information and now as I look back, I realize that it has happened to me as well. I don't think that anyone would believe this (or should believe this!) but after a few days since I had that dream that celebrity 'S' fell ill and had to undergo a surgery and I came to know about it very late. Strange but true! Once again proving that most lucid and vivid dreams have to convey something really important almost every time!
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