you are going about your normal routine - going to school, waiting for the bus,
shopping at the store or
just walking down
the street - when you suddenly realize that you have forgotten to wear pants or
that you are, gasp, buck naked! Dreaming that
you are completely or partially naked may be alarming, but is very common. Nudity
a variety of things depending on your real life situation.
you are without your clothes, you are also most vulnerable. There is absolutely
nothing that you can hide behind. Thus the dream may parallel a waking situation
where you feel helpless or where you have completely let your guard down.
Perhaps you are in a relationship where you have opened yourself up at the risk
of getting rejected.
indicates fear of exposure:
Becoming mortified at the realization that you are naked in a public place may
your fear of being exposed and feelings of shame. You may be hiding something and
are afraid that others can see right through you. Hence, you dream of yourself
Metaphorically, clothes are a
means of concealment. And depending on the type of clothes you wear, you can hide
your identity or be someone else. But without your clothes, everything is hanging out
for all to see. You are exposed and stripped of your defenses. Thus your naked
dream may be telling you that you are trying to be someone who you really are
not. You are afraid of being exposed as a fraud or phony. Such anxieties are
elevated especially in situations where you are trying to impress others.
Perhaps you are in a new work environment or
in a new relationship.
You may be apprehensive in revealing your true feelings in these situations and are afraid of being ridiculed or disgraced.
Your naked dream may also point to insecurity issues. You feel that all eyes
are always on you - laughing at you, judging you or criticizing you. Being
naked magnifies the notion that everyone is pointing at you and laughing. Most
of the time, it's all on your head.
indicates feeling unprepared:
Nudity also symbolizes being
caught off guard, not measuring up or not being ready for some important task. Finding yourself naked at work or in a classroom suggests
that you feel unprepared for a project at work or school. You fear that some flaw will be brought to public
attention. Dreaming of being naked is also an indication that you have set
unrealistic goals where you have no way of meeting them.
Some dreams where you find yourself naked may be pointing to your arrogance in
some waking situation. Perhaps you have a tendency to look down on people or
think that you are better than others. By stripping you down to your birthday
suit, the dream may serve to humble you.
indicates freedom of expression:
If you dream that you are proud of your nakedness and show
embarrassment or shame, then it symbolizes your unrestricted sense of freedom. You have
nothing to hide and are proud of who you are. You
are trying to get to the "bare facts." The
dream relates to your honesty, openness, and
In some cases, dreaming of being in the nude implies that you are looking for
attention. You want to get noticed, but are going about it the wrong way. You
are drawing the wrong attention to yourself.
Often times, when you realize that you are naked in your dream, no one else
seems to notice. Everyone else in the dream is going about
their business without giving a second look at your nakedness. It just
reiterates that your concerns or anxieties are your own projections; no one will notice
except you. You may be magnifying the situation and making an issue out of nothing.
common dream themes: chase