Elevator and Strangers Laughing at You – Answered

Part of: Elevator Dream Meaning


Hey Jennifer,
Would love to get your opinion about my recent dream. There was an elevator in it and I was very happy to stumble upon your article.

My background:

35-year-old female. I am a mom of 3 beautiful children and have a happy marriage. I don’t recall any traumatic events from my childhood. By no means, I had the perfect one, but I think my childhood was quite calm and happy. My parents loved me and had a good amount of friends.

I’m not into great shape physically. I used to be a gym rat, but after kids, I find less and less time to workout. Even eating healthy has become almost impossible, because my kids don’t touch anything that has vegetable without being forced. So, with all the stress of being a parent and working full-time, I let my weight go up more than I wanted to.
Socially I also became detached from the other people. Although I’m fine having two good friends and spending a lot of time with my husband’s family. I mention this because a few days ago I actually felt a little bit blue for not having as many interesting people around me as before.

My dream:

I was in an elevator that was going down. I had no idea where I was before, but the building was a busy place. There were 5 strangers in it. Suddenly the elevator stopped and those strangers started laughing at me. They were laughing hysterically and it made me feel terrible. I was so ashamed of myself, but I had no idea why. Suddenly I looked at myself in the mirror and I was almost naked. I started covering myself and the strangers were still making fun of me. It was embarrassing to be there. That was pretty much it. It was nothing serious, but I still think it has something to do about my self-confidence. I really want the answer, so please find the time to let me know the meaning behind my dream.

Thank you so much!

Sending you love – Mary


Hey Mary,

Thank you for the detailed information. Having the background info helps me a lot with interpreting the dreams of my readers.
It absolutely has to do something about your self-confidence and the body image you have. Lots of parents in their 30s experience the same thing. It is common to gain weight after having kids and not be able to find time for exercise or for friends. The contrast is so big between the 20s and the 30s in terms of self-care, that the people start developing insecurities. I think you already answered your question and all I can do is confirm it. It is crucial for your happiness to start finding the time to take care of yourself. If it is difficult to manage your time, I recommend reading books about productivity and time management.

Wish you all the best!

 Jennifer Smith