Subconscious vs. Unconscious

Subconscious vs. Unconscious

Subconscious (noun) regards

1. the part of the mind which is below the level of awareness, but influences a person's feelings and actions, also

2. (adjective) describing a state of mind below the level of awareness.

3. (adv.) [subconsciously]


1. "A psychologist called Freud believed that a person's subconscious desires motivated their actions."

2. "My friend likely knew subconsciously that what he did was rude because he ended up apologizing."

Unconscious (adjective) describes

1. a state of lack of sensory awareness, also

2. (noun) In psychology, the part of the mind containing feelings, thoughts, and desires that are repressed from awareness.


1. "After the hard fall at practice, Jeremy was completely unconscious."

2. "A psychic may be able to understand even a person's unconscious motivations so that he can reveal them to someone."

Let's use both subconscious and unconscious together in a sentence:

"While the patient lay unconscious after the accident, he dreamt that all of his subconscious desires came true; then, when he woke up, he had the motivation to make them a reality."

Circle the Correct Answer:

1. A person's unconscious/ subconscious will always end up revealing itself.

2. A coma is not always the result of a person falling unconscious / subconscious.

Answers: subconscious, unconscious

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