Identification (or ID) in a dream can be anything from a passport, a driver’s license, a student ID card, or anything which is proof of who you are.
Dreaming about identification usually points towards something much deeper within yourself. It can often mean there is a problem with your sense of identity in the waking world and can also point to issues with self-confidence and self-esteem.
Identification Dreams As a Warning
In some cases, dreaming of an ID could be a foreshadowing of something about to happen in your life. You may want to slow down on the roads or be a little more careful in your decisions if you don’t want to be showing your ID to anyone with an authority position if you can avoid it.
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Dreaming About Seeing Your Identification
If you see your personal identification appear in your dream, your self-confidence is the subject of the dream. Sometimes people see their ID left somewhere, and this can suggest a lack of confidence.
In other cases, you may not be able to find your ID anywhere, and this suggests that you are unclear about who you really are as a person. If you are having relationship problems and dream of this symbol, the message could be that you are in danger of losing your identity to this relationship.
Dreaming About Handing Your ID to Someone Else
You may see yourself giving your ID to someone such as a police officer or authority agent. If this is the case your dream may be manifesting fears of yours over struggles with the law, or simply handing your personal power to something or someone in your waking life.
Dreaming Of A Destroyed Identification
If you dream that your ID has been destroyed – such as ripped up, burned, or thrown in the mud – this is often a serious message from your subconscious that you are in danger of your sense of holding yourself back due to external situations in waking life.
You may be losing your sense of self through a relationship, career, friendship, ambition, or goal. It is important to analyze yourself in waking life to see where this identification dream may be pointing.
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