Essay on What Do Dreams Mean?
A few studies have tried to link people’s personality when they are awake with their dreams, but the results were not as extensive as thought to be, considering so much of ourselves appears in dreams. Type A personalities (driven people who experience almost constant inner pressure) have more disturbing dreams than type B personalities (calmer, relaxed individuals). People who report dreams in the "twilight" portion of sleep (as they are falling asleep) tend to be less anxious, more poised, self-accepting, and less conforming than people who do not remember such dreams. Those who do not recall "twilight" dreams have a tendency of being more authoritarian in waking life and also behave in a typically authoritarian way in their dreams. They conform to the group and condemn those who do not. Sensitizers, people who are aware of their anxiety and tend to feel it more strongly, usually dream more often of future events and of the past than people who repress their feelings when awake. Creative people place their dreams in unusual, varied settings unlike the frequent home dreams of less creative people. They usually have dreams of loss, children and obstacles in nature. The frequency