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What Does It Mean If I Keep Seeing the Same Person in My Dreams Every Day?

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When you keep seeing the same person in your dream every day, it can be disconcerting at first. Initially, you might think that it is nothing, but then it happens again and again every night. Depending on how you view dreams, you may view this as a sign or nothing at all.

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Does It Mean Anything If You Keep Seeing the Same Person in Your Dreams?

In some cases, it may mean nothing if you see the same person every night. At their most basic level, dreams are just electrical brain impulses that occur at random. Random images and thoughts are pulled out of your memories to construct a dream story. According to one theory, these random thoughts don’t even make a dream: you do. In this theory, humans create the dream story when they wake up as a way of making sense of their dreams.

Some psychologists do believe that dreams may indicate things. Since a dream is made by your subconscious mind, it could indicate your thoughts, feelings or desires. In many cases, a dream shows that you are focusing on something for one reason or another. If you keep dreaming about the same person every night, it may be because you are concerned about them or worried.

Often, you will dream about the things that you think about the most. Some people try to think about the same thing (like a crush) every night before they go to sleep because they want to dream about them. Even though you may have never dreamed or thought about the person before, you had a random dream with them in it. Because of this dream, you wake up thinking about them and continue thinking about the dream the next day. Because of these thoughts, you end up dreaming about them over and over again, even though they may not have been someone you ever really thought about that often.

What Do They Mean?

There may be a reason why that person came up in your dream initially. Think back to when they were in your life. What did they represent? Did you tend to feel safe, angry or happy around them? In some cases, the person represents a feeling that you want or had in your life. You may keep dreaming about them because your subconscious wants you to have that feeling again.



In other cases, the person represents a quality you want in your life. For example, imagine that you continue to dream about a former crush. You don’t like the crush or think about them anymore, but you keep having these dreams. In this scenario, your subconscious mind may have chosen that crush as a placeholder for someone you would like to meet. You may want a romance in your life or love and affection. Your subconscious chose the crush at random to fill this role because you do not have someone else in your life that could fill it.

You May Just See That Person a Lot

Dreams are pulled from your thoughts and memories, so you are more likely to dream about a place or a person that you encounter frequently. If you normally spend your day at school, many of your dreams will probably be located in a school or a school-like setting. If you see someone frequently, then they are more likely to be in your dreams. If this is the case, there is no reason to read too much into your dream because it may just be because of your daily life that it occurred.

According to noted psychologist Carl Jung, dreams are a window into the unconscious mind. In this theory, the dreams are a symbolic form of what is going on in the unconscious. If you are obsessing about something in your normal life, you may have dreams about the same topic. For example, if you are worried about getting fired or not being good at your job, you may dream about successful friends and feel envious about them. If you want to get a promotion, you may dream that your boss asks to talk to you.

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What Should You Do If You See the Same Person in Your Dreams Every Day?

If you keep seeing the same person in your dreams every day, stop to think about how you see them. Do they represent a certain feeling or event? What happens in the dream? What was going on in your life when you originally met that person? Is there a normal time when you see that person in your dreams?

What If the Person Is a Stranger?



During your REM dreams, you will often see two or three different people in your dream. Up to half of these people may be unfamiliar to you. Sometimes, you will see the same stranger in your dreams over and over again. Statistically, strangers in a dream are more likely to be male and they are more likely to behave aggressively. Often, strangers in a dream turn out to be enemies or threatening characters.

If you keep seeing a threatening stranger in your dreams, you may be worried about something. Perhaps you feel like there is some threat to yourself or your family nearby. You may feel like you need to escape from that situation or person in real life, so you keep dreaming about a threatening stranger every night.

It is important to look at the situation that develops in the dream. A threatening stranger has a far different significance than a reoccurring dream about a kind grandmother. Look at what happens in the dream. Are you running from the person or greeting them openly? Do they bring you a message or protect your from harm? The circumstances of the dream and what happens are often just as important as who is in it. By looking at what occurs in your dream, you will be better able to interpret its true meaning. In the end, a dream’s meaning is what you decide it should be.

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  1. So a family member(my grandmother) passed away. So the day of the viewing the family got together(of course) but that night I went to sleep and I had a dream that she took me back to the day she passed away and the day of the viewing. I saw everything in her perspective. She stood right next to me showing me everything she saw. Like she had taken me back to those moments and When I woke up, I didn’t understand what it meant. I told my mother and all she told me was that I was very lucky that she had chosen me to experience that. I want to know and understand what it meant. What can you tell me.

    • Your dream is an experience that you shared with your late grandmother. She showed you how it is important to treat the dead with respect. You felt as though you were close with her, and this dream is a reflection of that emotional connection. Your mother has supported you in a positive manner. Ensure that your actions are filled with kindness and compassion, as this will honor the memory of your grandmother. Have a great day, Reina!

  2. I have dreams about my school mate 4r5 time in month she comes to my dreams has my lover and let me thing about her it is disturbing that she really love me or not in real life what to do. help please

    • This dream is a reflection of various social and emotional influences in your life. If either of you are in a relationship in your waking life, then allow thoughts of her to fade. If both of you are single, then determine what you want for the future of this relationship. Speak with her about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Syed!

  3. I have been dreaming about an ex for over a month. Different everyday situations like taking groceries to a house we shared (innthe dream), going to a spa/jacuzzi together, etc. we were together for 7 years and ended in bad terms. We talked about getting back together a few years ago but I said no cause we were both married to other people already. Now I have an overwhelming feeling to reach out and apologize to her for how things went down and it gets worse with every dream.

    • These dreams are reflections of your previous emotional connection with your ex. The two of you are married. Each of you are in a committed relationship, so allow these dreams to fade. Learn from the lessons of your memories and dreams. Ensure that you focus your emotional energy on your current partner. If your ex manifests into your life, then share your apologies with her at that time. Have a great day, Samuel!

  4. I keep seeing a girl I knew 4 years ago. I’ve been having her in my dreams for the past 6 years. She was a kind girl and definitely made me happier than I am now. I don’t live near her anymore but I enjoy going to bed as I know what the dream will be. She’s literally stuck in my head.

    • These thoughts are reflections of your social and emotional connection with this person. Something in your life may have caused these dreams to manifest. Determine what you want for your future. Decide what you believe is appropriate. Perhaps speak with her about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Aaron!

  5. For the pasta 4 weeks I kept seeying this woman who has long black wavy hair, a black coat that covers the neck,black long jeans,and black boots. She also wears a dark . On her head she has a bird skull covering half her face only seeying a bit of her nose and her smile. First week she kept asking questions about me and the other weeks I see her and she just wave she and says hi or how r u?
    First I don’t know this person because I never saw her anywhere and second she calls herself crow woman and third every Wednesday I dream of her she kills my family in a fire

    • This dream may be a reflection of various influences in your life. Abstain from consuming violent and dramatic media. Perhaps attempt to speak with this person during your next dream. This will help reduce the negative aspects of this dream. This dream is not a reflection of the future. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, May!

  6. i have the same person in my dreams for almost 2 weeks now. He’s my bestfriend since childhood. lately i’ve been dreaming of him since his departure to other country to pursue his study. why am i still dreaming about him when we won’t be seeing eachother in the near future?

    • Your dreams are reflections of your strong social and emotional connection with your best friend. He may be having similar thoughts about you. Determine what you want for your future. Decide what you believe is appropriate. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Felicia!

  7. Recently my partners dad severed ties between us and cut off our communication. And lately he is all I have been able to think of. He and I have a strong connection and really care a lot for eachtoher. His dad isn’t letting him speak to me or see me and it’s been like this for more than a week now. He and I have been able to speak a couple times since the incident (via a friends phone) and things between us seem well and alright. I’m not too sure what we are at the moment. In between times when he has to sneak a conversation with me I go a few days of not talking to him and in those few days I always dream about him. He is always there but it is a different dream every time, every night. I’m not saying I want these to end but I don’t know what this means.

    • Your partner’s father has decided that this relationship is not acceptable. It does not seem as though your partner is willing to choose you over his father. This may be for a variety of reasons. Continue to share your kindness and compassion with him. Decide if you believe that this relationship is viable. Have a great day, Alex!

  8. My bf and me have been in a relationship for more than two years. There was a time when he had a crush on a girl in high school. I know that girl but haven’t ever been in contact with her personally. Lately I’ve been dreaming about that girl a lot. In the dreams she’s very friendly and acts as if we’re friends. I’m confused as I’ve been having these dreams for quite sometime and it’s really bothering me since I’ve never even talked to her in reality

    • Your dreams are reflections of various social influences in your life. Her manifestation in your dreams are likely placeholders for someone else. You may be interested in developing a new social relationship. You are aware that your partner also has people in his memories. Allow these dreams to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Nini!

  9. I have dreamed about my friend continously for more than two weeks, most of times it may be like talking each other, travelling or sometimes it may be like a situation that going to happen some years later…why always i see my friend in my dream

    • Your dreams are reflections of your social and emotional connection with your friend. You may feel as though this relationship could be strengthened. Determine what you want for your future. If you want to nourish this relationship, then attempt to spend additional time with your friend in person. Have a great day, Vij!

  10. My friend kept on dreaming about the same person. And the person is our classmate… she would dream about the person inviting her to a family party, or just simply talk to her on a super friendly manner. She kept on asking me why but I can’t understand either.

    • A part of her subconscious may just think that this classmate is interesting and want to get to know him/her better. She may also just want extra advice or someone else to bounce ideas off of. This type of dream could also be completely random, so I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Your subconscious mind creates your dreams from all of the people and places you have ever interacted with at random, so there isn’t always a deeper significance. If the dream was romantic in any way, then the person may have just been randomly selected as a placeholder for the type of partner she would like to meet someday.

  11. I had a crush on a guy, but nothing happend ever. I found out he’s married now. I dream about him for a couple of years now. Sitting on a bench together, or he’s in a place were i am. Last night i dreamt that we were intimate. Pff that feeling when i woke up. I don’t know if i should tell him how i feel. Because he is married, but i wanna let go of the “what if”.

    • “What ifs” have a lasting impact on the subconscious mind, so it makes sense that you would keep having these dreams. While it is frustrating to never know what could have been possible, you should not act on your feelings. He is happily married, and doing anything will only hurt him. If he turns you down, you will face rejection. If he does not turn you down, you will know that he is a cheater and willingly has an affair–which is not something you want in a relationship. People rarely leave their spouses anyway, so the best case scenario that you are strung along as the other woman. While it is hard to never find out what a relationship could have been, a real relationship is just not possible with him.

    • These dreams are reflections of various influences in your life. Your social and emotional connection with your partner manifested in these dreams. The negative aspects of your dreams may be influenced by the media that you consume. Continue to spend additional time with your partner in person, as this will strengthen your relationship. Have a great day, Chahat!

  12. I keep having this romantic dream about someone from my job, this is the third night in a row and when i see the person in person i cant stop looking at them but i dont feel emotions, it’s very weird

    • Your dreams may be reflections of your physical attraction to this person. You may be interested in developing a new social or emotional relationship, but you may not feel a strong emotional connection with this person. Determine what you want for your future. If you want to develop a relationship with him, then speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Princess!

  13. I had a dream every week for the past 3 weeks about a guy I only dated for 2 months. In real life, I found out he had a son he never told me about. He and his ex were also not in a relationship when we dated. In the first dream, his son’s mother and I tagged team and beat him up. The second dream, he used my identity on a store card for a store I never shop at and then had sex with my best friend in a limo right in front of me in a really fancy downtown area. In the third dream, the setting was a cafeteria and when he saw me, he tried to hide his son and his son’s mother from me even though I had already saw them and he didn’t see me. After a vicious verbal argument, I tucked his baby away to safety and then proceeded to beat the guy up again and cut him somewhere above his waist. What stood out to me is that he was wearing a yellow polo shirt. I just want to stop thinking about someone who isn’t thinking about me. Can you please tell me what’s happening here?

    • Your dreams are reflections of your interactions with your ex. His lies may have caused these dreams to manifest. The media that you consume has appeared in your dreams as well. You will find benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. You will find that you will think and dream of him less often. Have a great day, Blkbeauty!

  14. I keep having romantic dream with a girl. I don’t even know her. Sometimes, I remember her face, sometimes, not. In my dream, we’re happy and inlove and sweet. It’s like a happy couple. But I’m in a relationship with a girl right now. What does it mean?

    • Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional connections. The person in your dream may be a manifestation of your current partner, but in different form. You are currently in a relationship, so allow thoughts of other similar relationships to fade. Ensure that you spend additional time with your partner, as this will strengthen your relationship. Have a great day, Anne!

  15. The past 3 nights, I have dreamed of a boy I use to have a crush on in year 8 and now I’m in year 12 happily moved on. In my dreams, one was about a day at intermediate surrounded by friends laughing and smiling. I forgot what happened in the end and with the other two. After I dreamed of him, I instantly woke up to remembering it being about him and kind of seeing his face. I want to know why I’ve been dreaming of him, like is it a good thing or bad thing? Why after all these year have I started to dream of him? Before I started to dream of him, I was thinking of about him like how has been? Could that have triggered my dreams of him or some other reason?

    • You are in a strong relationship at this time. Something in your life may have reminded you of this person. Allow these dreams to guide your actions in a variety of positive ways. Spend additional time with your partner, as this will strengthen your relationship. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will honor the memories and relationships that you have nourished in your life. Have a great day, Gemima!

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