There are almost as many reasons why you may dream about someone as there are dreams themselves. More often than not, dreams featuring specific people are your brain's way of letting you know they’re on your mind. On other occasions, the people you dream about may just be representing your own internal feelings, as your mind often needs to put faces on things for you to understand them.
Alternatively, when someone appears in your dreams, it may mean that they were thinking about you or miss you. While that can’t be proved or disproved, unfortunately, there are some pretty solid ideas about what specific people appearing in your dreams could represent. So, what does it mean when you dream about someone?
When you begin developing romantic feelings towards someone, your mind will spend a lot of energy dwelling on them. Your imagination may be running wild, you may be asking yourselves a lot of questions about your predicament and you’re probably putting a lot of thought into what you’ll say to your crush. These are the main reasons why someone you like is bound to turn up in your dreams. That said, if you have a crush on someone in a dream that you’ve never considered romantically in real life, you may want to start thinking about them more.
Chances are your other half will appear in your dreams quite regularly, especially if you see them every day. If you are in a happy relationship, chances are you will have romantic dreams where you are emotionally satisfied and maintain a strong bond. Alternatively, if things aren’t quite so peachy, you may have more negative dreams. For example, you may dream about being cheated on or arguing. If your partner’s presence in your dream makes no sense at all, they may simply represent an emotion or thought you're having, and your subconscious has simply chosen your partner to represent it.
Having someone you don’t even like pop up in your dream can be a real mood killer, but it happens a lot more often than you’d think. If you were bullied in the past, your bullies may interrupt your dreams even now as they have had a huge impact on your life. Someone who is just generally negative may represent insecurities you hold yourself. More often than not, if someone you don’t like makes an appearance, they actually symbolise something deeper happening within you. You should dig deep to find out what it is and no matter how dark it gets, remember: at least your dream doesn’t mean the person you dislike is going to turn back up.
Family is important, whether you’re in your waking life or simply dreaming. As dreaming about family members is so common, it’s best to consider the context of the dream rather than the specific family member. For example, if you dream about being separated from your family then chances are you feel disconnected from them or miss them terribly. Conversely, if you were brought up in a difficult household then dreams of your family as a child may represent childhood traumas and pain you still carry.
More often than not, if you dream about a work colleague, they actually represent an aspect of yourself rather than themselves. This is particularly true if you dream of a co-worker outside of typical work context. If your boss turns up at your mum's birthday party, that could mean a whole myriad of things that don’t actually have anything to do with your boss at all.
During your lifetime, you will interact with hundreds if not thousands of other people. From time to time, you may even form close emotional bonds with some of these people, whether you’re aware of it or not. Unfortunately, another fact of life is that some people won’t be around forever and may phase out of your life entirely. It’s not unusual to conjure up these long-gone individuals from your past in your dreams sometimes.
An event in your waking life may have triggered a memory that caused your subconscious to bring up a particular person. The individual you’re dreaming of may have had a huge impact on your life and so any reminder will be enough to have them appear in your dream.
Losing people you love is one of the hardest parts of life. Following their passing, you may be left with huge voids where they once stood and your subconscious often tries to make up for that. Anyone who has made an impact on you is going to stay alive in your mind, living on inside of you. If this a positive experience for you then try to be grateful that you remember them so well that they appear in your dreams. However, if you are unsure as to how you feel about them continually appearing, you may want to consult a Reader, who can help you make amends.
You don’t have to be a super fan to have dreams about celebrities, but it probably helps. If you do put a lot of thought and energy into one human being, then there should be no surprise when they turn up in your dreams.
Dreams are incredibly diverse and interesting, covering everything you can imagine and featuring hundreds of people you’ve met or even just glimpsed in your lifetime. Occasionally, there will be clear reasons why a particular person has appeared in your dreams. Other times, the dream may be completely baffling. Either way, dreams are a fascinating thing to explore.
Published: 3 Dec 2018