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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?

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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    Not sure, too random
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    Frightful Symbols (may involve death, gore, disturbing images, frightful beings, etc.)
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    Symbols that are impossible to ever distinguish
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    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?

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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.

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    Very often
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    The whole dream was about sex
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    I guess sometimes, since you asked
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    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?

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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.

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