Refusal Dream Symbol


Refusal – Dreaming that you refuse to do something that someone else requests or orders you to do is a signal of your feelings of personal autonomy. If the other person accepts your refusal, this indicates that you feel in control of your actions. You feel respected, both within yourself and by others outside yourself. If the other person refuses to accept your refusal and attempts to coerce you, whether they succeed or not, this indicates that you feel your decisions are not your own to make, and that someone else has control over the actions you take in your life.

If you dream that someone else refuses to do something you ask them to, this indicates a feeling of insecurity in the relationship. It could also indicate that you feel you lack authority, are not respected, or feel helpless.

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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. I dreamed that someone has given I and my friends some money to share among ourselves but I angrily rejected my share of the money because I was cheated

  2. I dreamt I won some money in a gaming company. The shop manager gave me my winnings but it wasn’t complete so I rejected the money. He told me there’s no money left but I insisted I collect all the money. So I didn’t get to collect any money before I woke up. I don’t really know the meaning.

  3. I had a dream of going to an event (marriage) with a car but could not drive it.. I asked everyone that i saw to help me by driving me home once they see the car they wow and left. One man said his brother can be of help to me. I promised myself in the dream that i must learn how to drive…

  4. Jansni glory on

    Dreams, really help me to understand what I am.
    * Deep hidden meanings of your inner self.
    * A person becoming aware of some things he/she is going to face etc.

  5. My girlfr had a dream where she is pregnant and she said i denied that am not the father. This is a girl i have proposed to you and we have planning to settled down together. Please help me interpret this dream . So i will know wether is she truely mine or not. Thanks

  6. I had a dream 2 girls disturbed by few guys and the asked me to help them from bad people and I refused it and I called police for help and again he said go fight with them I ll arrive soon……what does this mean

  7. i had a dream where to complete a course the last test is to literally walk down a vertical wall with few stone protrusions here and there.. so at the tip of the wall i see a man trying to walk and he falls down from such height and breaks his head and dies. People are walking down this vertical wall facing outward. as if the wall is a stair. Few of them misses the steps and fall down .. and the wall was pretty high…
    so i get scared and i refuse to walk down the wall.. the authority said if i dont walk down i wont complete my education… but still i do not walk .. what does this mean?

  8. I dreamt of a colleague. In my dream I asked my colleague to help me with a school programme and she refused in a harsh manner and I remained calm in the dream. I woke up and was asking myself about the dream. The next day in the afternoon I was talking to her in passing about my children and she gave her opinion on what we were discussing. Suddenly she started shouting, scolding and sending me out of her room but I remained calm. I only smiled because I didn’t get angry at all.

  9. I had a dream that I accepted the work but I didn’t know I will work as a housemaid above the mountain hahaha and I have co-workers I’m having arguments with them because they didn’t told me a complete details about what my worked is, so I refuse the work and my boss respected my decision and while talking with my boss I have a cold sore, someone please explain 🙂

  10. Randie Parra on

    I have been having this reoccurring dream where my exes are in my house and no matter how much I tell them to leave they just ignore me and continue to torment me throughout my dream, none of my family members acknowledge my stress in my dream and don’t bother to kick them out even though they can see me suffering. I don’t know why this is, but it’s worrying.

    • are they bothering u in real life? do u feel u did something wrong to them that u fear they may cause u trouble? in that case u just need to forgive urself and then just speak out into the air that okay girls i forgive u all…thanks for forgiving me too.. now i let u all go.. u may go…
      try this out.. wat if it works! 🙂

  11. I dreamt my x refused to give me my bluetooth music/phone enabling headset back to me, despite me asking him congenially several times. in the end I just prised them from off his head. he looked sneaky, smug an a little cheesed off, as if to say why the f..k shouldn’t I wear them whenever or for how long he likes to.

    in real life I’ve just starting talking to him after a longish hiatus, which I instigated.

    I thought we were getting along well.

    he also has a new partner, which I feel happy about. tbh I feel relived that he has started afresh. the onus is no longer on me.

  12. I’ve been having the same dream for about 8 months now. I’m in New Orleans searching for a beignet shop. I either never find the shop, or when I do, something always happens and I’m never allowed to purchase my beignet. In all these months not one time have I been able to be served. I’ve done research & have asked people their advice and I have no answers. I’m not the type of person that remembers their dreams very often so for this to happen constantly is not normal for me and I would love to know what this dream means.
    Thank You

  13. In my dream I was shopping at a store and a show/play was going to be showing that night. My boyfriend wasn’t sure if he was going to be able to go or not, but I wanted to attend even if he didn’t go. At the store I met a lady (who I don’t know in real life) and found out that she was going to that play as well and that she didn’t have anyone to go with. The tickets cost less if bought in pairs so I said that we could split the ticket cost if my boyfriend did not end up going. She agreed and I gave her $200, the total was $500, but I said I would pay her the rest once I found out if my bf was going or not. Some time passed and my bf called and said that he was going to be able to go. I then let the woman know and asked her for my money back. She REFUSED to give the money back and held on to it for dear life. She did not want to give it back no matter how much I asked. I had to restrain her and told her I would call the police. She Still refused. She even tried to sneak away a couple of times. At some point while she was trying to sneak away I called the police and told them what happened. They said they were on their way and then I woke up. This was a very odd dream and wonder what her refusal to give me back my money is trying to say to me, if anything. Thanks

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