The meaning of Doll in dream | Dream interpretation
Depending on doll: if cuddly means a need for love and nurturing; if Barbie or Ken type means you are playing a role and suppressing true self.
It is generally agreed that dolls, being a symbol
This dream (especially if a woman experiences it) represents childhood nostalgia, the desire to feel protected and cared for, and above all, the urge to avoid present responsibilities. Sometimes the dreams featuring dolls suggest that the dreamer faces overwhelming situations.
If the dreamer is a man, the dream may indicate in very scathing way that his attitude toward women is old-fashioned and immature. The dream could also refer to dreamer’s maternal instincts.
If you have your own children, maybe you should ask yourself if you behave maturely enough with them.
Dolls have played an important role in history. From Voodoo, in which they represent the enemy and are stuck with needles, to the image of a girl telling a doll about her problems. This dream expresses the same concept, our needs, fears, desires, and hopes to seek a way to be expressed.
During childhood, you have much more trust in a doll than in any adult. Perhaps, in the dream, you are telling your doll a big secret.
Dolls in dreams are lifeless images of real people. They are suggestive of a person that is not genuine and does not express her feelings. Most dreams are about our personal issues and concerns and not about others. Therefore, think about yourself and try to see if you have been behaving in such ways that have been less than “real.” Dolls as a dream symbol may represent the way you relate and interact with your internal and external environments.
If feelings of detachment and phoniness prevail in your daily life, then they may be reflected in this dream.
1- A doll can dcpict either how the dreamer felt as a child, or a need for comfort. It may also express an undeveloped part of the dreamer’s personality.
2- We tend to learn through play, and for a doll to appear in a dream usuallv indicates the need to relearn some childhood lessons which we have forgotten.
3- The doll can be a representation of the soul of a particular person who can be helped, or harmed, by sympathetic magic or witchcraft.
Dreaming of this pretend baby represents budding maternal instincts and desires. This could also be about idealizing someone or yourself. You are attempting to live up to an impossible standard of perfection. See Stepford Wife.
A child’s dream of a doll indicates loneliness.
For a grown-up it is a retrogression of the subconscious to be protected.
1. Escapism, to remove oneself from a situation (childhood fantasies).
2. Idyllic home life, great happiness.
3. Rehearsal for an adult stage of life.
4. Stand-in for the dreamer or another individual, their personality traits or behaviors.
To dream of seeing or playing with a doll could mean that someone is being dishonest with you in real life.
To dream about a talking doll - or a doll that comes to life - symbolizes your desire to be someone else and escape from your present problems and responsibilities. Dolls in dreams may also serve as a means to act out your wishes, and say/do things you are not comfortable saying/doing.
Vision: Women who see a doll want a child of their own. When men see a doll, it means they want to have an affair, which will happen, even if nothing much comes of it.
Depth Psychology: The dream expresses your deep affection for someone, and a need for tenderness.
Dolls in dreams may indicate children, childhood, or childlikeness. Depending on the dream, they sometimes embody either the persona or the shadow self. Dolls also indicate fashion (as in manikins), beauty (a “doll”), manipulation (as in puppets), and revenge (“voodoo dolls”).
The doll can be a representation of the soul of a particular person who can be helped, or harmed, by sympathetic magic or witchcraft.
The puppet, far from being malign, is a doll that is fashioned for a particular purpose. In dreams it serves as a focus of energy.
Psychological / emotional perspective: We tend to learn through play, and for a doll to appear in a dream usually indicates the need to relearn some childhood lessons that we have forgotten.
A puppet rather than a poppet can suggest that we are being manipulated.
Material aspects: A doll can depict either how we felt as a child, or a need for comfort. It may also express an undeveloped part of our personality. Consult the entry for puppet for additional information.
A person’s material creation, i.E.
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A doll is a representation of a child for an actual child to have an experience of his or her own maternal instincts, and this might be expressed by a doll appearing in a dream. Conversely, a doll could indicate an infantilization of impulses that relate to maternal feelings.
A doll as an outstanding symbol in a dream may be offered to stimulate a childhood memory about the style of mothering you received. It may comment that a woman is a doll, as in very attractive. It also may denote fragility.
Example: ‘She continues to attack him and, to my horror and feeling of helplessness, his head comes off. But the neck is made of some son of material with a string hanging off it, and I realise it is a doll’s head* (Mr RH). Many ‘doll’ dreams are, as the example, using the doll as a target for violence. This may refer to how the dreamer felt as a child when smacked or attacked emotionally—like a helpless doll. Also, in general, childhood states of feeling about ourself, a means of displacement for anger or feelings the dreamer would like to discharge on another, a feeling of wanting to be a precious ‘doll’ to someone, wanting to be loved. See also toy.