Being teased in dreams may reveal a fear of becoming a laughing stock.
If we are being physically tortured in dreams, we need to look at the other images and personalities in the dream to discover what significance such action has in our everyday life.
It may be that we tend to put ourselves in the position of victim without realizing it.
Torment has a hugely emotional charge behind it and reveals an element of sadism in our dream tormentor.
This can amount to persecution and is the sort of dream that will surface in post-traumatic stress disorder.