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Mark Antalosky Freud Dream Quiz

The following quiz is an attempt to map out the particularity and the frequency of our dreams and our reflections on them to try and understand what deeper meanings they may be trying to reveal to us about our waking life. For the purpose of this quiz, I will be referencing Introductory Lectures on Psycho-analysis by Sigmund Freud. What is first important to know is that Freud suggests there is a very important difference between what we dream, and the wishes that drive us to have a certain dream. Symbols, according to Freud, occur from the need to distort what we are dreaming enough to keep us asleep by confusing us and cohesively create a natural separation between the actual content of the dream and the wish that drives it. The purpose of this quiz then becomes to create an imperfect but hopefully effective understanding of why the dreams we have occur, and what they may have to offer us by reflecting on them. The results will appear in the form of 4 potential archetype like descriptions to create a general placement for you based on the what you dream and the effect it has on you.

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  1. Generally speaking, which type of dream is the most recurrent for you on a monthly basis?

    These options describe in general the feeling that you experience upon waking up after a dream. The feeling may have a direct association with the content of the dream, but nonetheless is overwhelmingly your first reaction to that dream. Ultimately, their may be something to take from the fact that a certain type of dream continues to happen for you. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    These options describe in general the feeling that you experience upon waking up after a dream. The feeling may have a direct association with the content of the dream, but nonetheless is overwhelmingly your first reaction to that dream. Ultimately, their may be something to take from the fact that a certain type of dream continues to happen for you.

    Fearful Dream
    Motivating Dream
    The Alarmingly Urgent Dream
    No Dream
  2. Approximately how often do you experience the type of dream that occurs most often for you, per month?

    These are approximations for the amount of times per month you awake having an overwhelming feeling of either fear, motivation, or urgency when waking up from your most recurrent type of dream. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    These are approximations for the amount of times per month you awake having an overwhelming feeling of either fear, motivation, or urgency when waking up from your most recurrent type of dream.

    0-3
    3-7
    7-15
    15+
  3. In your most recurrent type of dream, which type of symbols are most often remembered from the dream?

    These options describe in general which sort of symbols are most distinguishable upon waking from your dream. It is important to remember that conclusions shouldn't be quickly drawn from these distorted images, but knowing which ones draw your attention while dreaming can nonetheless help us understand what is really important to us.
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    These options describe in general which sort of symbols are most distinguishable upon waking from your dream. It is important to remember that conclusions shouldn't be quickly drawn from these distorted images, but knowing which ones draw your attention while dreaming can nonetheless help us understand what is really important to us.

    Not sure, too random
    Frightful Symbols (may involve death, gore, disturbing images, frightful beings, etc.)
    Symbols that are impossible to ever distinguish
    Neutral Symbols (Symbols that usually do not evoke panic, but rather can be better understood after a long, thorough reflection)
  4. Is the presence of sexual symbols naturally involved in some portion of your most recurrent type of dream?

    Freud speaks a lot on the presence of sexual images in our dreams. However, he ultimately contends that there is a vast array of things that indirectly can be understood as extensions of sexual desires, like objects that penetrate or float, and objects that contain empty spaces or invaginations. These options cover how often sexuality is a distinctly notable element of your most recurrent type of dream. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    Freud speaks a lot on the presence of sexual images in our dreams. However, he ultimately contends that there is a vast array of things that indirectly can be understood as extensions of sexual desires, like objects that penetrate or float, and objects that contain empty spaces or invaginations. These options cover how often sexuality is a distinctly notable element of your most recurrent type of dream.

    Very often
    The whole dream was about sex
    I guess sometimes, since you asked
    N/A (usually can't tell)
  5. How often do you think over a dream, while awake, in order to try and understand why those particular symbols made an appearance in your most common type of dream?

    These options aren't as much concerned with the content of your dream, rather the behavior associated with what happens after your dream, which will contribute to you fitting into a certain category of dreamer. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    These options aren't as much concerned with the content of your dream, rather the behavior associated with what happens after your dream, which will contribute to you fitting into a certain category of dreamer.

    Never
    A Few Times
    Several Times, but only after you are reminded of something in the dream
    Several Times, without any stimulus to remind you of what happened in the dream

Mark Antalosky Freud Dream Quiz

You got: The Theoretical Dreamer

This type of person is the stereotypical Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Regardless of the hardships and negative deterrents that life gives them, this type of person maintains a steadiness of hope and continues to push forth in life and allow their hope to lead their daily action in an extremely passionate manner. However they do not think about their dreams specifically as often as the Misguided Dreamer, but rather their natural approach at life is one that holds much grandeur in the way they speculate on things.

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You got: The Complaisant Dreamer

This type of person shouldn't be entirely understood by the description of them as complaisant. Complaisant in this context describes the manner in which they reflect on symbols that occur in their dreams. They have a natural accepting nature in the way that they reflect on their dreams, and likely dismiss their significance quickly. They have little to no deep desire to understand their dreams, so this creates a potential for symbols to be hardest to understand. The result of this, then, is a person who lets their passions influence their action, but do not allow distorted thoughts (like dream symbols) to have critical meaning unless they truly understand why they are the way they are. This person is very good at maintaining focus and not allowing that which does not matter bother them.

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You got: The Misguided Dreamer

This type of person analyzes things in a way that may be excessive. The recurrences of their dreams and how often they think about them support the fact that they seek to attach meaning to things that may not have true importance. They have a well understood sense of passion, but the effort to understand all that passes them by leaves them in a world where their dreams may actually be working against them by drawing so much attention.

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You got: The Non- Dreamer

This is the type of person who fails to recall most of their dreams. It is a very general description, however it certainly describes many individuals, because scientifically speaking, some people simply do not experience dreams.

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