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Dream symbols - actor

Actors in dreams could be your minds way of saying "Doing that does not come naturally to me" - because if something does not come naturally you have to pretend (act) in order to convince others.

ACTORS IN DREAMS:Understanding dreams is not so difficult. In practice dream symbols translate into certain words within the English language. For instance an "actor" dream may simply capture an everyday thought such as "I really did not believe in what I was saying yesterday. I hope I convinced them". In that way your dream picks out one features of acting - trying to genuinely convince someone. You could even translate the actors symbolic meaning into the word "convince".

In practice actors have several symbolic meanings. Here is the full list. Try to see how these phrases apply in your life right now. Write down some sentences which feature these keywords and pinpoint your key feelings right now.
- "wanting romance" (if the actor in your dream was a handsome man that you are attracted too then the dream probably just links to your fantasies for romance)
- "wanting to keep your options open" (Occasionally we will have several options and we can only fulfil one E.G. you might be offered two jobs and you say yes to both to keep your options open. You maybe trying to convince the employer that you are still interested in order to leave that option open)
- "pretending" (Was someone pretending yesterday?)
- "trying to convince people" (Were you trying to convince people of some idea which you do not really believe in yourself?)
- "trying to put on a real show" (was someone really trying to impress you yesterday? Did they put on a real show?)
- "something which does not come naturally" (Were you doing something which you lacked confidence in yesterday? Are you having to do something at work which you do not feel very comfortable with? You are maybe trying to act the part - its not really something which you feel totally able to do with ease)
- "engrossed in a TV program last night" (often we can get very involved in a film or TV program. This can carry over into dreams. The dream probably just shows that the film or TV show has helped take our minds off things)

Its a fallacy that dreams capture unconscious thoughts - dreams represent thoughts that we are all too aware of. A typical dream would translate into the types of thoughts that we might write down in a diary or tell a best friend. Dreams represent your key thoughts which pinpoint the problems right now. Try to write down some quotes which capture your feelings right now and try to include the words and phrases above. For instance, one dream in our database featured an actor. In real life the dreamer had the chance of more than one job. She wanted to keep her options open so she was trying to convince both that she wanted the job. She wanted one job in particular but convinced the other employer that she wanted the job. So several key words come up such as "pretending", "convincing", and even "keeping her options open" which are all listed under actors above. In truth she was realising how she was "acting" - she was pretending that she really wanted the job because this suited her purpose.