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

Whenever an interesting dream vision like smile is revealed in your dreams, it can have many different interpretations.

Below are three insightful explanations of dreams about your dream topic from our dream experts.

Which of these explanations best matches your dream?

What does smile 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 smiling or seeing someone else smile typically represents joy, contentment, and satisfaction in your waking life. The meaning isn't likely to be quite so simple, however.

It can also symbolize a desire for happiness and harmony. If you're the one smiling, it may indicate self-acceptance and gratitude. If you see someone else smiling, it could reflect your perception of that person's happiness or your wish for them to be happy. However, if the smile feels insincere or forced, it may suggest hidden discontent or deception. As with all dream interpretations, personal context is crucial.

Smile is a very rich and colorful dream object to to give you a single, definitive meaning for. To know for sure, I would need to get a deeper understanding of 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 smiling, in the Freudian sense, could be an expression of the pleasure principle, the instinctual seeking of pleasure and avoidance of pain.

But smile can say quite a few things — It may signify a gratification of libidinal desires or a resolution of psychic conflicts. If you're the one smiling, it could be a manifestation of your ego's satisfaction with your current life circumstances. Seeing someone else smile, on the other hand, might be a projection of your own feelings onto the other, or a reflection of your superego's approval of their behavior. However, if the smile appears forced or insincere, it could denote repression or denial of certain uncomfortable truths. As always, the individual's unique psychic dynamics and life experiences play a crucial role in interpretation.0

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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 of smiling or witnessing a smile signifies a spiritual awakening or enlightenment. If you're the one smiling, it indicates an inner peace, a sense of fulfillment, and a connection with the divine. It's a reflection of your soul's contentment and gratitude for the spiritual journey you're on. Seeing someone else smile in your dream, on the other hand, suggests that you're recognizing the divine light in others. It's a spiritual message of unity and interconnectedness. However, if the smile seems forced or fake, it could symbolize spiritual dissonance or a need for deeper self-reflection. As always, the dreamer's personal spiritual path and experiences are key to understanding these symbols.

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So whose dream interpretation works the best for you?

Which of the preceding explanations for smile fits with your your dream experience?

Only you can know for sure. It's worth noting that our higher mind can be a complex thing to understand. Any dream concept can symbolize multiple meanings — or symbolize multiple forces in our daily lives.

Have a slightly different interpretation on dreams about smile that you want to share? We'd love to hear your personal analysis in the comment area down below.

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