The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge
- long nails: emphasize sexuality.
- painting your own nails: the dreamer is emphasizing to others his own sexual attraction; the desire for a partner relationship.
- seeing others paint nails: the desire for a partner relationship.
- dirty nails (having or seeing on others): the result of moral impurities from waking consciousness.
- fear of having nails pulled out: subconscious fear of castration (see Castration).
- a broken nail: weakened sexuality.
- the dreamer cuts (files) his nails: active work in self-improvement increases the power of feeling in the consciousness at the expense of a weakened sexuality.