A characteristic of a person, place, thing, activity, etc., especially if it stands out or seems unusual, often shows an amplified version of your feelings or impression. For example, in a dream about a dog, what color was it? Did it look healthy? What was the dog doing, and how was he doing it? Was the dog's tail wagging? A mean or angry dog would mean something completely different than a happy or friendly dog. Pay attention to attributes, characteristics, and contexts for more detailed clues about a dream symbol's meaning.