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Taking an Exam or Test in a Dream

Taking an Exam or Test in a Dream

To dream that you are taking an exam indicates that
you are being put to the test or being scrutinized in some
way. Such dreams highlight your feelings of being anxious
and agitated. You may find that you cannot answer any of
the questions on the test or that the test is in some foreign
Is time running out and you find that you can not
complete the exam in the allowed time? Or are you late to
the exam? Does your pencil keep breaking during the
exam? Such factors contribute to you failing this test.
These dreams usually have to do with your self-
esteem and confidence or your lack of. You are worried that
you are not making the grade and measuring up to other
people's expectations of you. You may also experience the
fear of not being accepted, not being prepared, or not
being good enough. You feel nervous, insecure and tend to
believe the worst about yourself.

These dreams also suggest that you may feel
unprepared for a challenge. Rarely, are these dreams about
the content of the test, but rather the process and how you
are feeling during the exam taking process. Generally, you
feel distressed and frustrated. These feelings may parallel
how you are feeling in a particular challenge or situation in
your waking like.

Dreams of this nature are also an indication that
you are being judged and this dream is a signal for you to
examine an aspect of yourself that you may have been
neglecting and need to pay attention to. You may harbor
some guilt because of your neglect in preparation for a
school exam, meeting, business project, or some challenge.
Most of the time people who have such dreams are unlikely
to fail a test in real life. This dream goes back to their fear
and own anxiety that they may not meet other's standards
of them. They are afraid to let others down.
Now let’s look at some specific symbols that appear in
dreams and what they might mean.

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