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Did You Dream About Hiding? Here's What It Means

So you dreamed about hiding? It's a memorable dream symbol that can have several possible interpretations.

Scroll down for 3 different perspectives from our dream guides on what it means to dream about hiding.

Which explanation makes the most sense for you?

What does hiding mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about hiding oneself often signifies feelings of insecurity or fear of revealing one's true self. But the interpretation can be more multifaceted than that.

It can also represent a desire to escape from a stressful situation or conflict. On the other hand, dreaming about someone else hiding can symbolize a sense of mistrust or suspicion towards that person. It may also reflect your own feelings of being left out or kept in the dark about something. Both scenarios suggest a need for open communication and self-confidence.

Hiding is often a complex dream concept to pin down. To really say for sure, I'd need to get more information about the dreamer's life story and mindset.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of oneself hiding can be seen as a manifestation of the ego's defense mechanisms, a Freudian concept.

Some additional thoughts on this: It may indicate repression or denial, where one is attempting to bury uncomfortable emotions or aspects of the self. Conversely, dreaming of another person hiding can be a projection of one's own insecurities or secrets onto another. This could be a displacement, another Freudian defense mechanism, where the dreamer is transferring feelings about themselves onto someone else. Both scenarios point towards an internal struggle with self-acceptance and honesty, suggesting a need for introspection and confrontation of one's own fears and insecurities.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming about hiding oneself can be a spiritual message about the need for self-discovery and authenticity. It may indicate that you are concealing your true spiritual nature or potential, perhaps due to fear or societal pressures. This dream calls for courage to embrace your true self and express it openly. Dreaming about someone else hiding, on the other hand, can symbolize a spiritual disconnect or misunderstanding with that person. It may suggest that you are not seeing their true spiritual essence or that they are withholding it. This dream invites you to foster deeper spiritual connections and understanding with others. Both dreams ultimately guide towards spiritual growth, authenticity, and connection.

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So whose dream interpretation makes the most sense for you?

Which interpretation above for hiding makes the most sense for your dream?

Only you can say for certain. Remember that our dreaming mind can be a multifaceted thing. Just about any dream concept can represent many different meanings — or result from multiple activities in our daily life.

Got a unique interpretation on dreams about hiding that you want to share? Chime in with your own thoughts to the comment section at the bottom of this page.

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