To dream of searching something represents a need to find something missing or needed in your life. A reflection of your waking life search for love, spiritual enlightenment, peace, or a solution to a problem. Looking for a hidden meaning to something or trying to find a quality you want in your life that is not currently present.
To dream of being searched may reflect your concern about someone else discovering a secret or personal information about you. Feeling that you can't hide anything from someone.
To dream of performing a search on someone may reflect your interest in discovering a secret or finding the truth. Examining a person or situation. Having high standards.
To dream of searching yourself may represent your feelings of being on the spot or looking to do whatever you can for the moment. Alternatively, it may reflect your attempt to prove yourself to someone.
To dream of searching for someone may represent waking life feelings about an aspect of your personality that no longer works socially. Trying to find out why certain behaviors or social skills aren't helping you anymore. Trying to find out why someone is mad at you or you are unexpectedly experiencing bad luck. Wondering why you can't do something anymore that you are used to or confident about.
Example: A woman dreamed of being nervous that she might be searched. In waking life she was nervous about her boyfriend finding out that she was going to a concert on her own.
Example 2: A man dreamed of searching through the clothes in his closet for the perfect outfit. In waking life he was trying to discover how he could appear more intelligent to others.
Example 3: A man dreamed of searching out all the exits of a building. In waking life he was trying his hardest to be prepared for any criticism he may get. The searching reflected his wish to discover handy excuses for criticism he got or to avoid the people who were giving it to him.
Example 4: A man dreamed of searching for underwater treasure. In waking life he was in therapy trying to understand why he was so anti-social. He felt that if he learned about himself more that he might find a way to improve his social skills.
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