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If You Had a Dream of Someone, Is It Because They Think of You?

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You keep dreaming about the same person every night. Even though you deliberately try to think of anything else before bed, they continue to show up in your dreams. If you had a dream of someone, is it because they think of you? Are your minds subconsciously linked in some way?

If You Had a Dream of Someone, Is It Because They Think of You?

Currently, science generally believes that dreams are caused by random electrical firings in your mind. These images, memories and thoughts are completely random, but your mind attempts to assemble them into some type of plot line when you wake up. Because of this, your dreams most likely just represent the people, images and things that you interact with or think about in real life.

Some people also believe that dreams can represent your psychological state. For example, if you think about a yellow room before bed every night, you are more likely to dream about it. If you have been stressed out from school, you may dream that you are at school or that you are in some type of stressful situation.

Often, you can figure out what is going on in your subconscious by analyzing your dreams. Your dreams can show the topics, feelings and people that keep coming up in your mind over and over again. Sometimes, these figures represent a feeling or another idea. Other times, they appear because you interact or think about that person a lot in real life. This is one of the reasons why your dreams tend to include people, thoughts and locations that you are at a lot in your real life.

There is an old superstition that people dream about someone because that someone is thinking about them. For example, you dream about your crush. According to the superstition, your crush must be thinking about you. Unfortunately, this is just not true.

The reason this superstition most likely developed is because of the odds. You are more likely to dream about someone you interact with a lot or think about a lot. That person also interacts with you a lot, so they are more likely to dream about you. Because of this, it is entirely possible that you would have a dream when that person is thinking about you. This is only because the situation makes your dreams and thoughts more likely to be about the other person; it is not because that person is thinking of you. Basically, we are looking at an example of correlation and not causation. These two experiences (the thinking and the dreaming) might occur at the same time, but they are not actually correlated to each other.

You could easily test this theory on anyone who has had a crush on a celebrity. Because of this crush, you are more likely to dream about the celebrity. Since that rock star or actor does not actually know you, it is next to impossible for them to actually be thinking about you.



If You Had a Dream of Someone

Dreams Reflect Your Own Thoughts

What your dreams really show is that you are thinking about this person a lot. You might have a crush on them, or they might annoy you significantly. Whatever the reason, it seems like they are on your mind a lot.

Now, your goal is to figure out why they are on your mind. There may be an obvious reason like how you feel about them. If not, you have to look at the role they play in your life. Do they represent a certain feeling? If you feel protected around them, their appearance in your dream might show that you want someone to love, nurture and protect you. If you feel afraid or intimidated by them, then it might mean that you feel that way in real life, so they appeared in your dream.

In some cases, people appear in your dreams completely randomly. You have memories of people from your entire life. Even though you may not think about these people anymore, they can still be pulled into your dream from time to time. Something you saw may have reminded you of them, or their appearance in your dream could have been completely random.

Ultimately, you are the best person for deciding what your dream truly means. If the person likes you back or is close to you in real life, then it is always possible that they were thinking about you at the same time as your dream. With that said, it is just as likely that they thought about you on any other day, whether you dreamed about them or not. To really figure out the exact meaning behind your dream, you have to look at exactly what happened in the dream, how you felt, where you were and how you acted.

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  1. I had a dream of my boss that we had sort of made love however not fully, like my dream was very vivid but we never kissed in the dream or had sex and it was only grinding and nibbling and groping. The only thing is that when he first hired me I was admiring him or so, I am in a relationship and he’s married and I’m very respectful and never cheated on anyone I have been a relationship with, even the one I am now. But of course we all look at other people and think ‘man they’re really handsome’ or ‘wow she’s hot’ and don’t do any further actions. A few days ago I lost that little crush however I got this dream and it freaked me out. Idk what it means…

    • Allow this dream to fade. It is a reflection of your social connection with this person. The two of you are in relationships. Focus your emotional energy on your current partner. Attempt to spend additional time with your partner in person, as this will strengthen your relationship. Have a great day, Little!

  2. I have been dreaming about an ex boyfriend that I have seen in over 20 years, but I don’t even think about him anymore and even when I was married to my husband, from time to time I would still dream about this ex BF. Now that I am going through a separation with my husband, this same ex BF is now in my dreams almost everyday. He lives in another state, we don’t communicate in anyway whatsoever. We don’t have the same friends or anything in connection with the ex. Why am I constantly dreaming about him? How I can I make it stop?

    • These dreams are reflections of your previous emotional connection with this person. Allow thoughts of this person to fade. You are in a relationship. Focus your emotional energy on your current partner. Spend additional time with your partner, as this will strengthen your relationship. Have a great day, Lara!

  3. Over the last couple of days I’ve had weird dreams of about 5 guys and they all have liked me or I have liked them. I have had two dreams about my ex and in both dreams he seems interested in me but I don’t know what this means….

    • These dreams are reflections of your social and emotional desires and connections. Allow these dreams to influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. This will ensure that positive people and energy will enter into your life. Have a great day, Smiles!

  4. This is the second time a had a dream about my neighbor. In the first one, we kissed. We hardly talked for 5 minutes, he has a girlfriend. But for some reason, the way he interacts with me from his eyes feels like we are having another conversation in our eyes. I wish dreams felt like just dreams only. I wake up and I can remember everything like It really happened! It feels so real that I analyse the situation in which we actually met was even real or I was dreaming.

    • Your dreams are made of your subconscious thoughts, fears and desires. In this case, it is your crush on him that most likely caused the dream to happen. Since he returned your affection in the dream, it shows that you feel confident in real life that he could like you back if he really gave you a chance. There is no way to know how he actually feels in real life though unless you actually know how he feels. You can always hope though! Good luck, Baxter!

  5. I dreamed of my boyfriend last night. Actually I broke up with him… But he was so sweet and caring in my dream. While he couldn’t even brought me to the hospital in real life. I was even with his sisters when I know his elder sister don’t even like me because her elder sister wants her bestfriend to be with his brother (my now ex boyfriend)

    • This dream is a reflection of your emotional connection with your ex. Allow these thoughts to fade. Allow these dreams to influence you to treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. There is no reason to reach out to your ex. If he reaches out to you, then share your thoughts and feelings with him. Have a great day, Gracia!

  6. I keep having a dream about this guy that goes to my school but I’m pretty sure he likes this other girl and we’re just friends I think I’m really confused

    • It is possible that he is interested in developing a relationship with you. He may be maintaining a relationship with someone else. Determine what you want for your future. If he is in a relationship, then do not attempt to nourish a relationship with him. If he is available, then speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Morgan!

  7. So I even having a dream(three time already) with this boy who’s in my English class, who used to be my crush(now he’s not anymore). Every time I wake up I’m like kinda of mad and confused but at the same time like a little bit happy(I don’t know why). I stop liking him ‘cuz I thought that if I had continuing having a crush on him and get to something like a relationship with him, it was going to be a burden for me and him. I had only talk to him once, I stopped talking to him long time ago, we only have been making eye contact, but every time I see him or he sees me, we avoid each other eyes. It’s really annoying me because I been dreaming with him three times and in all of those dreams we seem to be like together, or like trying to talk to each other. I’m still in High School, and this is the first time this happened to me, I’m confused.

    • These dreams may be reflections of your previous emotional and social connection with this person. Take this time to determine what you want for your future. If you do not want to develop a relationship with this person, then allow these thoughts to fade. If you want to develop a relationship with him, then speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Jandy!

  8. I dreamt of this guy who goes to my school,but I never personally met him. I dreamt that we were a couple,but I don’t think I like him. We’ve glanced at each other in the hall,I almost ran into him once on accident but that’s it. I’ve never talked to him,so I don’t understand why he was in my dream. I just can’t make sense of it,this has been bothering me for awhile now.

    • This dream may be a reflection of your emotional influences and desires. You may have feelings for this person. This person may be a reflection or placeholder. Determine what you want for your future. Decide if this relationship is viable. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Lana!

  9. Recently, i have been dreaming about a friend of mine. In my dream, i was there as her friend supporting her and we then hugged for a few minutes. For some time we’re not on good terms, i think. I’m not sure as to why we are not on speaking terms as of the moment.

    • This dream is a reflection of your social connection with this person. The two of you are not currently speaking, so this dream is likely a manifestation of that fact. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Allow this dream to influence you to treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. If you want to nourish a relationship with her, then speak directly and honestly with her about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Unknown!

  10. I’ve recently had this vivid dream of this guy I use to be very intimate with. It’s been a year or so since I’ve contacted, talked or even spoken to this guy. What could this dream mean?

    • This dream is a reflection of your previous emotional connection with this person. There may have been an event or person who reminded you of this person. Determine what you want for your future. If you believe it is viable and appropriate, then reach out to him. Share your thoughts and feelings with him. If not, then allow these thoughts to fade. Have a great day, Alice!

  11. I had a dream about this boy I kinda hate in real life. The thing is, I was dancing with him, and I wished that it would never stop. My reaction when I w9ke up, was: EW! When I went back to sleep, I had another dream about him, and we were having dinner with our families. I had the same reaction! Also, in the first dream, I was jealous about him dancing with a good friend of mine in the real world. What does this dream even mean?! I’m so confused…

    • This dream is a reflection of your various social and emotional influences and desires. Allow any negative aspects of this dream to fade. Allow this dream to influence you to treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. If you want to develop a relationship with someone, then speak directly and honestly with that person about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, M!

  12. I had a dream about this guy I used to like but I haven’t thought about him for a while or had dreams at all for a while and he happened to appear in my dream. But all I remember was that we were sitting in class together (he already graduated in real life) and he kept looking at me and making sexual faces and I felt a connection when we made eye contact it was weird and I don’t remember what happened after or before that. What could this be trying to tell me?

    • This dream may be a reflection of your emotional and social relationship with this person. The faces that are made in this dream may be a manifestation of your thoughts and feelings. If you do not want to develop a relationship with him, then allow this dream to fade. If you want to develop a relationship with him, then reach out to him. Have a great day, A!

  13. Justin Bieber keeps showing up in my dreams every now and again and has done for a few years now. He isn’t a celebrity crush, nor have I thought of the singer at any point until after my dream as to why I dreamt of him. Odd.

    • It is possible that you appreciated his artwork during a formative time in your life. You may find yourself attracted to him. He may be famous and influential in your social circles. You will find benefit in focusing your thoughts on productive ventures. Have a great day, Lauren!

  14. I like this person. There are times that he’s confusing me by giving some weird and confusing signs. He’s getting shy whenever they start teasing me to him. But lately I didn’t think of him at night. But sometimes he randomly appears on my mind. I dreamed about him last night. It’s like he’s trying to talk to me. We were having a lunch together with friends and he’s there too. We were facing each other. I forgot the whole dream. But what i know is my dream focuses on him.

    • This dream is a reflection of your social and emotional connection with your crush. The fact that this dream was focused on your crush means that you should determine what you want for your future. If you want to develop a relationship with this person, then reach out to him. If you are uncertain or confused, then ensure that you share your positive energy with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Riri!

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