The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge
- reflects the dreamer's opinions (usually political views are the target of dream satire).
- of political or social relations: works to rectify the dreamer's misguided attitude in waking consciousness.
- the unconscious humorously exaggerates mistakes and imperfections of characters and acts so that the dreamer avoids them in waking consciousness.
- the dreamer's attempt to be admired by others: a target of satire and ridicule from the unconscious since similar efforts only intensify the ego to the detriment of the dreamer's true individuality.