One of the most common dreams are the dreams about people you are familiar with. You might have a dream about your loved one or it could be about someone you just met last week. Because there are many different scenarios that feature people you know, we will break down some of the more common dreams about people that you might have.
Here are 10 dreams that you will have at some point in your life
#1. Dreaming About Someone From Your Past
Part of being human is the interactions that we have with other people throughout the course of our life. Everyone we meet along our journey has some sort of impact on us, whether we realize it or not. For better or for worse, your experiences over the course of your life with shape who you are.
Every once in a while you might dream about someone you know from the past that has crossed your path. It could be an old crush that you had in grade school or it could be a co-worker that you used to work with. There are thousands of different scenarios that feature people from our past so it is important to understand the context of the dream.
Sometimes events in our life can trigger old memories that will fire up neurons in our brain that remind us of people from the past. If an old memory suddenly becomes fresh in your mind, there is a good chance that your subconscious might activate that part of your brain.
Most of the time when we dream about someone from the past it is about a person who influenced us or someone who had a meaningful impact on our life positive or negative. If you were bullied by someone in your past, you might have a dream about that bully 20 years later.
#2. Dreaming About Someone You Are Currently Dating/Married
Dreaming about your current boyfriend/girlfriend or husband/wife is a very common dream for couples. The scenarios that you experience in the dream will vary depending on how strong your bond is with your significant other. If you feel loved and emotionally satisfied from your partner, you might have romantic dreams that involve being in love together.
Conversely, if you feel unsatisfied in your love life, you might have a dream about cheating on your spouse or you could see them cheating on you. (Cheating dreams don’t necessarily mean you are unsatisfied, they often represent our internal fears that we have inside of us).
In order to interpret dreams about people you are in a relationship with, you need to understand the context of the dream and how it makes you feel. It is quite common for our partners to show up in our dream as have completely different personalities. You might dream that your boyfriend is emotionally abusive, even though he is the complete opposite in your waking life.
Just because your partner is doing something inside of your dream, doesn’t necessarily mean that they are like that in your waking life.
#3. Dreaming About Someone You Have A Crush On
When you have a crush on someone your mind will spend a lot of energy thinking about your crush throughout the day. A million thoughts will go through your head as you imagine yourself being together with that person you like. Whether you are day dreaming or simply imagining different scenarios, these thoughts can have an impact on your brain.
The more focused energy you spend thinking about your crush, the more likely that person will show up in your dream. Your crush could appear in a million different scenarios, depending on a number of different factors.
These dreams can often represent wish fulfillment dreams, where your sub conscious is acting out something you truly desire. Crush dreams occur mostly among teens and young adults, but can occur at any age. You are never to old to dream about someone you like, especially if you are currently single and looking to get back into a relationship.
#4. Dreaming About Someone Famous
Celebrity dreams are very common among super fans. If you spend hours and hours every day watching your favorite star on YouTube and interacting with them, you are likely going to have your thoughts consumed by that person. Given the rise of social media, it is now possible for fans to get in direct touch with their favorite star.
Fans who are emotionally involved with their favorite stars are likely to see these famous people showing up in their dreams. When you spend a lot of your mental energy focusing on a celebrity, they can often make an appearance in your dream as someone you are very familiar with.
Unfortunately, dreaming about a celebrity does not mean you are going to start dating your crush. It simply means that you have spent a lot of time thinking about them, which has been reflected in your dream.
#5. Dreaming About A Family Member
Dreams about family members are very common among people who have close attachments to their family. You might dream about your family if you haven’t seen them for a long time and you can’t see them on a regular basis.
A mother who is always thinking about her children, is likely going to have dreams that incorporate her children inside of the dream. Conversely, a child is likely going to have dreaming scenarios that involve the whole family inside the dream.
You dream is a reflection of your reality. If your family is apart of your everyday life, you can expect them to make an appearance in your dream. If you came from a broken home and have emotional issues as a result of your upbringing, then you might have dreams that are a reflection of this pain inside of you.
#6. Dreaming About An Ex Lover
There is no denying that when we leave a relationship, a piece of that person still exists inside of us, whether we are conscious of that or not. Anytime you have an emotional attachment to someone it creates a strong memory of that person. Even when you break up from that person, the memories are still inside of your brain, locked away.
The emotional that you have with someone will often determine the likeliness that you dream about that person. If you were with someone for 10 years and have 3 kids together, that person is likely going to have a bigger emotional impact than a short fling you had for 2 weeks.
it is also important to know that the situations revolving around the breakup can also have an impact on your feelings towards someone. If someone dumped you and you never go to express your true feelings in the relationship, you are likely going to have unresolved issues inside of your mind.
Dreams are often a way to help the mind process hurt and losses that we have experienced in the past. Conversely, if you were the one who dumped someone you never loved, you are less likely to think about them or have a dream about them in the future.
#7. Dreaming About Someone Who Has Passed Away
If you lose someone who has been an important part of your life, that can often leave a big gap that is difficult to fill. When our loved ones pass away, it often leaves a hole inside our hearts that makes us feel empty.
It is very common to dream about lost loved ones or family members, especially if you never had a chance to say proper goodbyes to that person. Unresolved hurt and pain from the loss can result in your dreaming of that person.
Anyone who has ever had a positive impact on your life, is still going to be alive in your mind. Even that person isn’t alive in flesh, they can still live on inside of you.
#8. Dreaming About Someone You Don’t Like
A kid who is being bullied in school might have a dream where there bullies are harassing them or someone who went through an abusive relationship might have their abuser show up in a dream.
When you really don’t like someone, that person can be on your mind and occupy your subconscious thoughts. Once someone gets inside our head, it is quite often that they can show up in our dreams.
The best way to stop dreaming about someone you don’t like is to come to terms with that person inside of your mind. If someone hurt you in the past, forgive that person.
If you were bullied by someone, realize that people change and move past the hurt you experienced. By finding closure, you can help resolve conflicts that might still exist in your sub conscious mind.
#9. Dreaming About Someone In A Sexual Way
Sexual dreams about people you know are one of the most common dreams. If you have a sexual dream about someone who is close to you, it might be your subconscious mind living out your deep desires that you have. It is important to remember that there is a difference between desire and acting out on those desires. Just because you feel like doing something, doesn’t mean that you should do it.
Young teenagers are the most likely to have sexual dreams as they are developing and maturing. One of the great psychologists Sigmund Freud believed that all dreams were sexual in nature and were a result of sexual repression from the dreamer.
This theory has been largely disproved in modern society because our culture and society has changed since Freud was alive. In Freud’s time, society oppressed the sexuality of the people, which meant dreams were the only way to truly express yourself.
How to Interpret Dreams About Someone You Know
When it comes to interpreting dreams there is no hard science behind interpretations. True interpretations comes down to how you feel about the dream. If you think a dream has meaning, then you should dig deeper into your mind and start asking yourself what are aspects of your life that are reflected into the dream.
Some dreams are the result of our wish fulfillment, while others are the result of our brains processing pain that we have experienced throughout our life. The dreamer is the only person who can truly understand what their dream means. A good dream interpreter can help you search for the right answers inside of you, but at the end of the day you have the final say on the meaning of your dream.