In the most typical version of a dream about nudity in a public place, we suddenly realize that we are completely undressed.
We feel embarrassment and shame, we want to run away somewhere or get covered with something… the reaction to our nudity may be different – people may be not noticing it at all, or be pointing us out and berating our appearance.
In the other version of this dream, we may feel good being naked in public and not care about it at all.
How to interpret a dream about nudity in a public place?
Dreams about nudity in a public place appear first in puberty, when the emotional and hormonal storms begin. They may also return later – at the time of changes, decrease of self-esteem etc.
On the other hand, dreams about nudity may be the psychical discomfort, caused by the attention we get against our will – we can relay on this interpretation especially when we are pointed out etc in our dream. If nobody is noticing our nudity, it may mean that our insecurity in real life is totally unjustified.
A dream in which we feel good being naked may indicate that it is the highest time for the changes we are ready for, or that we feel good being ourselves.
The reaction to our nudity in the dream is also important. If people feel offended, it may mean that we have offended somebody in real life, or that we have said something inappropriate, which aroused somebody’s disgust…
How would Freud interpret a dream about nudity in a public place?
For Freud, a dream about nudity in a public place means that we dare to expose ourselves, that we want to break rules and to regain the childish freedom to bare our body unseemly.
How would Jung interpret a dream about nudity in a public place?
For Jung, clothes in our dreams are the symbols of the Persona or the self. We expose them to the world, so if we are naked in our dream, it may mean that we have learned something about ourselves which is not accepted by the society.