DREAM DICTIONARY - Cringe :Try to think of something that would make you cringe. What happened the day before that made you feel very uncomfortable? What about the day to come - was the prospect of talking to someone or doing something making you cringe?
tone of voice, smiled, poisonous, meticulously, whinging, embarrassment, praising, awkwardly, difficult moment, ashamed of
Dreams make associations. Think of anything that comes to mind when you read through the list of word associations above. Dreams will especially link to recent thoughts and moods. If you can think of a way in which you might use one of these words then the dream may just capture that exact thought.
For instance if someone had just been thinking "He is so embarrassed when he sees me - he is ashamed of me". In such a case the word "ashamed" could be crucial in understanding a "cringing" dream.
EXAMPLE DREAMSExample dream : A dream where the dreamer wants to cringe mirrored a real life situation where he wanted to cringe. A woman was constantly trying too set him up with young women. She was very interfering and just made the dreamer feel awkward and embarrassed. Dreams will focus on particularly strong feelings. They come out in your dreams in the form of a different storyline which seems totally unrelated to real life. The meaning of the dream was easy to establish. The dreamer simply thought of a situation in real life where he would use the word cringe. He thought of something that he might write down in a diary, a key feeling. Its meaning was not complex - this women who was trying to set him up "made him want to cringe". The dream also deals with the theme of mismatched couples and so it hints at this feeling "the worst thing about it was that she totally misreads me. She doesn't know my personality so any dates she sets up will be complete disasters."
Example dream : A dream about the dreamer torturing a goldfish reminded the dreamer of when he was a child and did something similar. This story always makes the dreamer cringe with embarrassment. The dreams meaning revolved around this thought "I want to say something to my brother because he is really irritating me at the moment. However, I fear that if I say something he might embarrass me. I always hate it when he tells stories of when I tortured a goldfish."
Example dream : The dreamer was thinking about a situation which would make him cringe. He was going to have to discuss very personal matters with a counsellor the next day
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