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      Being Someone Else in your Dream

      Hey all I'm new here. Just curious, is it odd for someone to have dreams where they become someone else or see the dream through someone else's eyes? I have had many dreams in the past where I feel as if I am playing a character or another person. Just curious if others have this sensation...

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      It happens to me occasionally. I find it very interesting that it's a frequent occurrence to you.

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      lol thats hilarious! Yeah its happened for me probably for a few years (that I can remember) and probably like once a month or so...

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      Yea this happens to me. About every 1 in 10 dreams I'd say

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      Yeah; usually the dreams where I am someone else are pretty vivid... They always feel like they mean more then my other dreams. Half the time, I don't even remember who I was in the dream, I just know I wasn't me. xD

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      It's a frequent occurrence to me. Sometimes I'm specific characters from tv-shows, books, etc., and sometimes I'm characters from my original stories. I've even developed an in-dream persona that can use powers and the like when I'm not lucid.

      Let's see... this last week I've been Vlad Masters (a cartoon character), an assassin, a pot, Dean Winchester, a trucker, and Lucifer.

      I think it's more rare for me to be me in dreams.
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      I had a dream I was a woman a couple of nights ago. It was a perfectly nice dream until I looked in a mirror and turned back in to my male self but was still, uh, dressed for the part...

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      Usually when I'm not me, I'm some video game character (not from any actual video games, though, just video games that I find in my dreams).
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      I don't know if I've ever had any dreams where I know I'm not myself.

      Sometimes I'll be taking on the persona of other people (historical figures, fictional characters, etc) but I don't think I ever believe I'm someone else.

      Hmm, I'll have to be more aware of this.
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      Wow! Thanks for all the replies everyone. This is fascinating. I'm glad to see there are plenty of other people this happens to.

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      Yeah, I've been someone else plenty of times in my dreams. What often happens is I realize that I'm not myself and I want to change back so I either come out of the persons body or just transform into myself. One time I was some Asian princess and I had some brother but then I realized that I didn't have a brother and I started explaining it to him :p and in a different dream I was the queen or goddess of some people who could turn into wolves (my name was Kaira :3).
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      I too have dreams where I am someone else. These are very vivid dreams and seem to center around a specific trauma in that person's life. It's as if I'm remembering in detail, the events leading up to an emotionally traumatic experience. In one of them, I was a teenager dealing with the alienation of her father who eventually divorces his wife and moves out. In a couple of others I was a married woman with young children. In one of them, the daughter died. I remember what the houses look like, the cars, my dress, the faces of myself, my mother or husband and/or father (depending which dream it was). In the dream where I was a teen whose father left, I dreamt about other events in her life where her father wasn't there for her. The breaking point, so to speak, was her father moving away.

      These dreams are as real as memories of my own life. The only weird thing is that the people I'm dreaming are not me. And their experiences are not experiences I've had.

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      I shapeshift a lot in dreams, but I always feel like I am me. Interesting.
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      In every dream that is a non lucid I am never my self so this accounts for about 80% of my dreams where I am always someone else and most of the time I am in 3rd pov in the dreams. I find it odd to have a dream where I am not someone else.

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      Add me to the fold. I actually experience emotion and thought like the character. It's really odd when I'm having conversations with me... jumping from one to the other. I've dreamt I was a slow witted big lumbering guy to a little girl in a sun dress.. Yea on the 3rd person front too. Usually pretty vivid and fun dreams.

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      This is the same for me!
      I am someone else completely in my dreams, at least weekly. I always have very clear dreams that I remember when they are like this too. I am usually the same person though, like I am following someone else's life. I dream that I am a young man, I feel like a young man too, with no understanding, until I wake, that I am me. I look in mirrors and see myself as a guy of about 15/16 with short dark hair.
      Its a bit strange, most ppl dont have this type of dream or at least dont remember it. I have never spoken to anyone who does before.

      Quote Originally Posted by ashani View Post
      I too have dreams where I am someone else. These are very vivid dreams and seem to center around a specific trauma in that person's life. It's as if I'm remembering in detail, the events leading up to an emotionally traumatic experience. In one of them, I was a teenager dealing with the alienation of her father who eventually divorces his wife and moves out. In a couple of others I was a married woman with young children. In one of them, the daughter died. I remember what the houses look like, the cars, my dress, the faces of myself, my mother or husband and/or father (depending which dream it was). In the dream where I was a teen whose father left, I dreamt about other events in her life where her father wasn't there for her. The breaking point, so to speak, was her father moving away.

      These dreams are as real as memories of my own life. The only weird thing is that the people I'm dreaming are not me. And their experiences are not experiences I've had.

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      A lot of people experience dreams with various perspectives. I don't know too many people who experience their dreams as someone else, but it has happened to me occasionally.

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      So strange! I had this last night. I was a guy (yes i checked! haha) and it was in the past. Even had memories of that life and everything. Not lucid but still amazing.
      I sometimes wonder if we have these kinds of dreams because of films 'cause we're all used to seeing through other peoples eyes that way.

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      As an add-on question, is there any way to force this? I'd like to try to be someone else in a dream. It'd be cool to experience life from another perspective (i.e., be different ages, different time periods, different gender, different race, etc.)

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      You're definitely not the only one. I often have dreams where I am some random character who is not really myself. And I also have a lot of "third-person" dreams where I'm just watching things happen but I'm not a part of it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Neoquestmoo View Post
      As an add-on question, is there any way to force this? I'd like to try to be someone else in a dream. It'd be cool to experience life from another perspective (i.e., be different ages, different time periods, different gender, different race, etc.)
      I'm not really a LD pro, but I have read quite a lot and these are probably your options: Dream incubation and transformation Dream Incubation Tutorial
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      I guess you people daydream about being someone else. I admire people and sometimes even mimic them but now that I think about it I've never dreamed I'm somebody else.

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      I can't believe I have never posted here before! I have these kinds of dreams now and then. A week or so ago I was with this guy and I told him I'm not really Brooke (the person's body in in apparently),but then that the way I act is true to the real me. Later, I am in my room looking in the mirror. I had blonder hair with a wide side part, and it was curly, like styled curls. My nose was the same, and my lips a little thinner! My boobs were the same size as far as I could tell, and I think my skin color was the same! My eyes were rhe biggest difference. i have large eyes, but my eyes on brooke were really slit like i was asian, but i wasnt. i then thought, how can i see as well like this? they are smaller thn when i squint. they were also more of a grayish blue color and not the blue green o have. It was crazy. So i go out and tell the guy that I'm different in the ways I listed.
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      I was a female in one dream. I was embarrassed about it for weeks.
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