Anyone that watched Cersei’s walk of shame in Game of Thrones would have shared in her utter humiliation. If you don’t watch the show, Cersei had to walk naked through the crowds in the streets of King’s Landing. Luckily, this is a TV series, not real life. But what do dreams about being naked mean?
For the majority of us, being naked in real life would be absolutely horrifying. I am trying to picture how I would feel if I was naked in the middle of town with people walking past. There are a few emotions that instantly spring to mind; I would feel embarrassed, vulnerable, judged and I would worry that people were laughing at me.
So does this mean that if you are having dreams about being naked, you are worried about the same things in real life?
I often have recurring dreams in which I am naked, so I was particularly interested what could be causing them. When I started looking into the reasons, I found it all depends on how you feel about being naked, and the reactions of those around you.
5 Different Scenarios in Dreams about Being Naked
You were naked in the dream
Did being naked make you embarrassed? This is the most common reaction, so what does it mean?
Our clothes help to cover our bodies, they conceal our most intimate parts. Therefore, consider the following: Do you feel vulnerable about a part of your life? Are you hiding something that you fear others might find out?
Your dream might be telling you that you are hiding behind something, or that you’re trying to be something you’re not. You need to stop hiding behind this false façade and start being yourself.
One other explanation for those that feel embarrassment about their nakedness in a dream is a lack of self-esteem. Your dream is telling that you need to be more confident in real life. You have no need to hide behind your clothes.
You were surprised to be naked in the dream
Were you going about your normal business and suddenly realised you were naked? This suggests a change of some kind.
Being naked is connected to rebirth. When we are born, we are completely naked. So, if you are thinking about a new career or starting a new relationship, your dream is encouraging you to take the first steps.
If you suddenly found yourself naked in a public place, this means you are secretly afraid of revealing something to your nearest and dearest. You are feeling too self-conscious in real life. This is especially true if onlookers are pointing at you or recognise you.
You didn’t mind being naked in your dream
If being naked didn’t bother you, then this is a very positive sign. It suggests that you are confident in real life. You do not abide by the conventional rules of society. You don’t care what other people think of you.
You are also not bothered about looking foolish. In fact, you’ll quite often make yourself the butt of the joke and people love your self-deprecating humour.
However, if you were drawing a lot of attention to your nakedness in your dream, this could imply that you are becoming overconfident and a little attention-seeking.
Nakedness is connected to our sexuality. If you were happy to be naked in your dream, this indicates a healthy sex life.
You didn’t notice that you were naked
If you were simply wandering around naked and you didn’t realise, this is indicative of a yearning for more freedom in your life. Is there someone or something that is holding you back, for instance?
Children often run around naked and it doesn’t bother them, nor do they notice. Being naked is associated with innocence and purity. If you have been wronged, this is your dream telling you that you are not to blame.
Most dreams about being naked revolve around our fears of standing up in front of work colleagues, ready to deliver a presentation and then realising we have no clothes on. This suggests that you don’t feel prepared or that you are lacking confidence at work.
Were you going about your normal business and then noticed you were naked? Did you then try to hide? If so, this is an indication that you’re not happy in your current relationship. You have got into the habit of being in this relationship and something has jolted you into realising that it is not working.
If other people didn’t notice you were naked, this means that your worries are groundless. Be careful about making a big issue out of nothing.
If other people were naked in your dream
If seeing naked people makes you feel embarrassed, this points to issues in how you view your own confidence. Do you feel confident at work? Do you feel like people appreciate you?
Were naked people looking at you? Do you think you are not good enough? Perhaps you suffer from imposter syndrome.
Seeing other naked people is also an indication of temptation in your real life. What is making you stray off the right path? Your dream is warning you to be careful.
If you see a lot of naked people, this could be a hint that you need to wake up to the naked truth. Are you ignoring your gut feelings about a situation or person? Your subconscious is warning you to deal with it.
Remember, when examining your naked dreams, it is important to include your own feelings about being naked. Only then you can get the best interpretation.
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