A hedgehog represents something or someone that’s difficult to approach, so perhaps you come across like this to others and it’s affecting your relationships, both in a professional and personal sense.
Are you driving these people away with your demeanor? Are you deliberately distancing yourself from others? Your character might seem abrasive to other people so it may be time to think about the way you conduct yourself in company. Is there a deeper reason for you acting like this that you could address?
Or maybe you have encountered someone lately whom you find difficult to interact with and you're trying to find some common ground.
If the hedgehog turned into a ball in you dream, it’s possible you are shielding or protecting yourself from something in your waking hours. This self-preservation might be appropriate right now or you might be taking an overly cautious attitude towards someone or something when there is no real reason to.
You may be in the middle of a decidedly prickly situation at present and you’ve had to handle it delicately or people could end up getting hurt- including you.
Hedgehogs can also signify the vulnerable part of you. Perhaps you prefer to withdraw when you anticipate complications. The dream could be telling you to put yourself out there more rather than shying away. If you are hiding then you could be making yourself feel lonely and secluded from your loved ones when perhaps all they want is to be closer to you.
Another interpretation is that you are being overly sensitive to people and their words. Perhaps you are reacting this way due some past hurt or memories. It might be wise to tackle the underlying issue so you can take what others say at face value rather than reading too deeply and overanalyzing the dialogue you have with them.
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