Shield

In myths and legends the amazonian woman is shown carrying a shield. This symbolizes woman’s ability to be both protective and assertive.

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Entrepreneur

If you dreamed of starting or owning your own business, this represents the assertive and authoritative side of your personality. This dream may also reveal creative ideas, or highlight your issues with control and authority. Also see “Boss” and “Work”

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Martyr

Actually experiencing ourselves in dreams as playing the martyr highlights our tendency to do things without being sufficiently assertive to say no, and to act from a sense of duty. When we are aware of someone else being a martyr we may have too high expectations of that person.

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Microphone

To see a microphone in your dream suggests that you need to make be more assertive. Voice your opinions more strongly and make your views known. The microphone may also be a pun on someone in your life who is named “Mike.”

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Tug Of War

In both men’s and women’s dreams a tug of war may represent a degree of tension between the more assertive side of the personality and the more passive. Much information can be gained by noting whether the two teams are male, female or mixed. You might also like to consult the entries for balance, conflict, […]

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Follow / Follower

In previous times and in many cultures the woman generally followed the man. When this image surfaces in a woman’s dream she must look at how she feels subservient. In a man’s dream he will become aware that he is adopting a protective, more assertive role.

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Aeroplane

In some cases the aeroplane can suggest a phallic symbol or the assertive masculine. A man may choose this interpretation at the beginning of a new relationship, whereas a woman is more likely to use this interpretation as she progresses further into the relationship and understands her partner’s ambition and drive.

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Harass / Harassment

To be harassed in a dream by the opposite sex suggests that a man must pay attention to his softer side and a woman to her more assertive aspects. By a figure of the same sex suggests that a better balance needs to be established between the archetypes. The dream character will usually indicate what […]

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Groom

To dream about a groom (or that you are a groom), represents your commitment to a relationship or situation. You may be teaming up with someone for a fruitful project. This dream can also suggest that your strong, assertive side is getting ready to merge with your intuitive, nurturing side.

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Bull

To see a bull in your dream, symbolizes stubbornness, strong will, strength, and power. It is time for you to take some action and be more assertive. Alternatively, it may indicate that you are “being bull-headed”. May you need to make a little compromise in a situation. To see an untamed, raging bull represents that […]

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