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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.

1145 COMMENTS

  1. I keep on dreaming about this friend of mine every now and then, in my dream it’s like we have special feelings for each other but in real life we’re just totally good friends. I don’t even see her as my girl nor have special feelings towards her, so it’s making me anxious because I keep on dreaming about her with this kind of setting. That dream happens once in a while like i dream about her last month and would appear again after a few weeks and it’s crazy because in my dream it’s always like we’re flirting and being all clingy with each other.

    • Sometimes, your mind uses someone from your waking life as a placeholder for the kind of person you would like to meet. In this case, you may want to have a romantic relationship in your waking life. Since you haven’t found anyone to play that role yet, your subconscious mind chose your friend to play that role. Most likely, your friend was chosen because you are close to her and not because you have romantic feelings for her.

  2. I dont know what this is but im asolutely terrified. I looked for an article and this is close but not quite, and something weird is happening. I would have back to back weird dreams and each time I do, I end up seeing this one man. They are all different, and the amount of glasses he wears make me feel he is a supernatural being. In my most recent of today (back to back as in i dont wake up and the dream changes) I was in my living room. My cousin was playing in the living room and there was a huge mess. I got up saying that I would clean it but first let me dump. I go to the bathroom and I hear my grandparents shouting. “He said he doesnt even care about this mess and went straight downstairs.” “Really? I think we need to kick him out, because this is out of control.” Then this same character walks in saying “This is quite fun.” I dont know how, but I got a feeling of recognition in my dream as if I had seen him before, wjich I have in my dreams (and I think dream-me realized this somehow) and said “You. You have something to do with this, dont you.” This part terrified me more: he says “Relax, you dont know who I am, but I do know who YOU are.”

    • Dreams are often related to our subconscious thoughts, fears and desires. You said the dream terrified you, but what aspect of it actually terrified you? The dream reflects what is going on in your subconscious mind and the fears you deal with in daily life. By better understanding what scares you in the dream and why, you can learn how to confront problems in your waking life.

  3. I keep having a dream about this boy I used to mess around with and he is in every one of my dreams but instead of us interacting with each other we just never talk in the dream whether he is just walking past me or something we still don’t talk. I was thinking that maybe it’s because that’s how we are in real life because we walk past eachother and Is always making eye contact eachother but we never converse

    • I think your interpretation is probably spot on. You feel as if you ignore each other and never converse in your waking life, so you dreamed that the same thing was happening.

  4. My girl friend is coming in my dream almost everyday..she is with me we love each other but she do not get any dreams of me what does it mean..she does not love me or I’m loving her more..

    • Some people just don’t dream that often, and other people dream every night. How often she dreams of you is not a reflection about how much she loves you or not. I wouldn’t read too much into it because there are happily married spouses who never dream about each other.

  5. So I recently completed watching this Spanish telenovela and there was this male character I really liked. From the actor’s looks to how passionate,loving,caring and a good father to his kids he portrayed his character I really liked the character.But now the problem is he is coming in my dreams too often as the character. I see myself in the place of his SO in the novela. It started with a school dream where we were school sweethearts to other dreams of kissing and stuff . But last night’s dreams takes the cake. I saw that we were getting married. Couldn’t see it completely(saw till before the ring exchange) and in my waking life I really dont like the idea of me getting married. Is something wrong with me and that I see this character too often ? In my waking life I don’t think about these things at all,so why am I having these dreams ?

    • There is nothing wrong with you. When you watch a show frequently, it is fairly normal to suddenly dream that you are a part of it. The dream may mean that you want to find some sort of love or romance, so you played the role of the significant other. It is also possible that the dream means nothing more significant than the fact that you have been watching that telenovela frequently enough for it to appear in your dream.

  6. Why do I keep dreaming about the same person a month apart from each other I try reaching out to him no reply and I don’t be thinking about him so I’m always happy when he comes to my dream.

    • These dreams may be indications of your social and emotional desires. You may be interested in maintaining a relationship with him. You have attempted to reach out to him, but he has not replied to you. It is clear that this relationship is not viable at this time. Determine what you want for your future without him, and focus your attention elsewhere.

  7. I keep getting recurring dreams of a person I liked very much since my young age. He didn’t reciprocate my love. We both are married to different people now and are in touch with each other once in a blue moon or so. As accquaintances. I don’t understand why I keep dreaming about him so often. And it’s mostly the same dream. Both of us looking at each other. Setting might change. Other characters in the dream might change. But we both end up looking at each other.

    • Often, the mind experiments with what you want out of life and what life could have been like if you made other decisions. While experimenting with these “what-ifs” can be healthy, it can also be destabilizing and unhealthy if you take them too seriously. Your mind is replaying these memories because he was once a part of your life and it is experimenting with the what-ifs. It is unlikely that these dreams are anything more serious than that.

  8. I’ve met a guy who lives down my street I’ve met him because he gave me a ride to class while on his way to work and it happen for
    a few times then suddenly I got a dream about him, then after having the dream I realized that Everytime he would pass on the road while driving I would try to get his attention but then it had one day he would pass and give me another ride this time I’m on my way to work and he asked me if I knew of anyone who can help him do stuff like cleaning at his home because his mom is sick, so after going for a couple of time I got even closer to him, I began to like him alot the way he treats me and do things for me, then after time pass I realize I have been getting dreams of him everyday, and I can’t stop thinkin about him not even until today, I even get dreams still about him what you think this may be any advice? Thanks 🌻

    • Your dreams may be related to your growing feelings for him. It is possible that you are interested in maintaining a relationship with him. Make a decision about what you want for your future, and speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well.

  9. I keep dreaming about a female friend of mine and usually those dreams turn into romantic or sexual situations. We have been friends for 20 years. Both of us are married, have children, houses, careers, mutual friends, etc. I have always been attracted to her, but never let her know and never pursued anything even before we were ever married. Actually got to know her through her now husband who I am good friends with also. I am guessing this is my minds way of making up for the needs of the flesh so to speak. There are times that she will brush up against me, put her hand on my back or arm. I’ll catch her out of the corner of my eye looking at me while I am taking to someone else. Other people have noticed this when I asked them, as to not think I’m losing my mind. So it makes wonder if she has ever had those same thoughts and this is a way of our spirits connecting and letting us know. Could just be my crazy mind looking way too far into things! These have been happening a few times a week for months now.

    • You are married and you are aware that she is married. Allow these thoughts to fade, and focus your emotional energy on your family. If she reaches out to you in the future, then explain that this relationship is not viable.

  10. I dont know how to start, my dreams usually dont reflect anything good as lots of bad things I dont even understand took place in my dreams when I was young that I couldn’t feel before but now are more aware of. But I’ve had reoccurring dreams of a heavy group of friends, as in a lot of different people, always the same but different life events in my dreams throughout my life not every night or every month and not often..just throughout my life…I feel I have actual close friends but we never hang out..the dreams are usually brief of being with this group of people, different events or places though every time…last dream they were part of my problems and attacked but we escaped on boat, and I woke up wondering if that last part was wishful thinking but Im also afraid of being on the boat since I dont like the ocean but that was it. It felt like there was a long journey ahead of us really.

    • You are concerned about your social relationships, and these concerns are certainly influencing your life. If there is someone that you want to spend additional time with, then do so. Regardless, you will draw positive people and energy into your life by sharing your kindness and compassion at all times.

  11. I keep dreaming about this guy i went to school with, i didn’t have any feelings for him, i hardly even noticed the guy. But now suddenly, 15years later, i see him in my dream almost all the time and we have this intimate relationship.

    • You are dreaming about him and you have an intimate relationship together. This is perfectly reasonable. Nourish your relationship by spending additional time together with him in person.

  12. Ah..I’m new here. I’ve been looking everywhere for weeks to figure this out but it’s nowhere to be found. Basically, I dream of the same stranger over and over. I’ve never met him or seen him before. He’s tall, has dark hair, has light skin, dark eyes, nice pink lips. His body is fit but more on the slender side. He only shows up when things go wrong (I tend to have nightmares) and he defends me everytime. There were some dreams where he would sacrifice himself for me. He made me feel safe and cared for. I don’t have any crushes so it can’t be that. I just wanna know why I keep seeing this guy. By the way, I’m a young female if that helps idk.

    • The dreams may reflect a desire to have someone like him in your life to protect you from harm and provide you with support. It seems like your subconscious may have brought him into your dreams as a way of giving you the support you want when you needed it the most.

  13. Ok so I had a dream about my girlfriend leaving for another man before and then we broke up and now I had a dream about her dying and it felt so real and when I woke up I cried and I’m 13

    • Don’t worry–these dreams are surprisingly common, and it is unlikely that it means anything about your girlfriend actually dying. It is normal to fear what could happen to a loved one, so many people dream about family members dying or moving on. It only shows how much you care about her, and it doesn’t reflect on what can or will happen in real life.

  14. I keep having this dream about a guy from my past. We were doing things together for about 3 years, but I recently stopped talking to him because I thought he couldn’t commit to me when he said he could. I have a dream about him at least once and week. Is it a sign? That I may still have feelings for him. Should I be with him instead of my current boyfriend? At times I hate the guy, but then I feel upset because he was my firsts for everything and I miss talking to him. What should I do?

    • You have memories of him in your subconscious mind, so it only makes sense that he would appear in your dreams from time to time. It is entirely possible that he is appearing at random because you have memories of him. People also appear in dreams because they represent a certain trait or quality that you want in your life.

  15. I keep dreaming about my crush and its getting kind of creepy because it happens almost every night.Each dream is pretty different, except for the fact that he is in them, and we interact in some way that wouldn’t happen on a normal day. Like in one dream we were on a class field trip at a hotel for some reason and he kept poking me in the back and it was really weird. Then the rest of our group left us and we were lost in this giant, really old, empty hotel. So we started looking for the rest of the group and we were running up a staircase when he said he wanted to talk to me. I opened a nearby door and found our group, but when I turned around, he was gone. It was really weird and confusing, and kinda crazy.I really like him and care about him, but I don’t think about him right before I sleep or anything.

    • You has strong feelings for your crush, and these dreams are likely manifestations of those feelings. Make a decision about what you want for your future, and speak with your crush about your thoughts and feelings.

  16. every time i decided to forget him about him and move on, he will appear in my dream, last night again i dream about him with his younger sister, i really wanted to stop thinking about him.. but in my dream still there is awkwardness but every time we look each other we felt that love in our eyes… im must admit i m still in love with him but there are some issues that i afraid to pursue this feeling and im willing to let go.

    • You are ready to allow him to fade from your life. Determine what you want for your future without him, and focus your emotional energy elsewhere. If you dream about him in the future, then address him within the dream regarding his purpose.

  17. Hi there,
    I keep having dreams of this guy I’ve never met in person but we had on a crush on each other before. I dreamt about him one night and the next day he messaged me and since then he’s been messaging me. We don’t talk about anything crazy. However I keep having dreams about him when I don’t feel any romantic feelings towards him and each dream is about us being together and it being amazing. It’s just weird how it’s all out of the blue, consistent and vivid.

    • This person may have been an amalgamation of various qualities that you find attractive in a partner. It is possible that he may appear in your life in the future.

  18. Hey I don’t want to make this long. But maybe you can shed light on it. I keep on dreaming about this faceless guy I can see his bodybuild and everything how tall he is. But where his face is is just blank space or let me say a warped face. The faceless man dream didn’t come as often. Maybe once every 3 or 4 months. But now its very often. And everytime I wake up from this dream I’m dazed for an hour or so and feel confusion. It feels like the dream I had about my father passing exactly two months before his death I dreamt exactly how my father had died and that my bestfriend would be the one telling me via WhatsApp he died cause she couldn’t get hold of me via call after that dream I felt dazed for hours confuse when I woke up. And two moths after that dream to the day my dad died exactly as I dreamt and my told me via WhatsApp. What does this all mean????

    • Your dream seems to be an indication of various social and emotional aspects of your life. The faceless person may have been a manifestation of someone in your life who causes you to feel confused or uncertain. The dreams and the death of you father may be related, though it is difficult to determine the reason. Regardless, you had this experience, so allow it to guide you to share your positive energy with the world, as this will honor the memory of your father.

  19. I keep having dreams about a female friend of mine. Both of us are married with kids, houses, careers, etc. But whenever we are in a group of people, we always seem to get drawn in together. Sometimes she’ll move over my way, other times I’ll move her way. Kind of like we are each others comfortable spot. There are times, I can be across the room talking to someone and I’ll feel someone looking at me, so I’ll glance up and there she is looking at my. I often wonder if she has similar feelings or dreams like I do. Some weeks the dreams come more often than others and they are some times. Is it possible that we are connecting subconsciously because we cannot do it physically or is it just my mind tempting me with something that I cannot have?

    • Your mind is definitely tempting you with something you can’t have, but she may also like you. There’s no way to know for sure, and you really shouldn’t try to find out because this type of thing can end up destroying lives if you let it.

  20. Hello and thank you for the answer. Maybe if we were 20 years younger without children and marriages it might have been worth exploring the option but I never took the chance then and it is not wise to do it now. I’d love to know the answer from her side, but not worth risking it all just to know. Maybe in another life I’ll find the answers.

    • You have reached a mature and reasonable conclusion. Focus your energy on the people who are in your life and who you are maintaining relationships with.

  21. I keep having this dream about a best friend I’m no longer friends with. And in the dream it’s either like we continued being friends after we stopped or it’s a blatant point made in every instance that we are not friends and we will never be friends again no matter how much I may want to. I’m trying to move on from this person but it’s proven difficult when I keep seeing them in my dreams.

    • You keep seeing him in your dreams because your mind feels like you lack closure about where things ended. When a friendship ends, it is emotionally difficult. Your subconscious mind ends up with complex feelings to sort through, and this process can take time.

  22. Hi, so I would like to tell my stories. But actually there is two.
    First, 6 months ago I saw a person(celebrity) on my phone . First I really liked everything and even appreciate that person. But aftertowards within some days that person keep coming to my mind every time. Being obbssed with it I stop watching every details, ever related contains. But the biggest problem was I saw that person every where. Things related to that person even, I saw some people look alike. being tennesd with I decided to go shopping but, the worst part was .

    • When you see someone in your waking life, it brings them up in your subconscious mind. Then, each time you see them in the dream, it brings up the thought of them in your subconscious mind and cements them in your dreams. Most likely, this is why you keep dreaming of them over and over.

  23. Hi, i dream of the same guy now and then. We go to the same school. I think he likes me. I don’t know whether i have feelings for him or not and i hardly even think of him, yet he seems to be appearing in my dreams every now and then. It’s confusing

    • You can be attracted to someone without liking them. Perhaps your dreams are happening because you are simply physically attracted to this guy in your waking life, or they could be entirely random. Either way, it is easy to confuse dream feelings with real feelings, so I would be careful to figure out how you really feel before you make a move. Best of luck!

  24. I’m having a dream of this guy in my class I don’t like him nor talk to him but I always keep dreaming of him and whenever he’s in my dream we’re always flirting,dating or messing with each other ? Please any advice to stop this dream or any explanation why I keep getting this dreams?

    • Sometimes, your subconscious mind picks a guy to serve as a placeholder for the kind of guy or relationship you would like to meet or have. Once you meet a guy who could actually play your love interest in your waking life, he will most likely replace the dream guy. Judging by the dream, it seems like you may want to have a relationship or someone who is attracted to you in your waking life.

  25. I am absolutely terrified. My dream isn’t scary or anything, but I’ve had this dream for about a year and it’s still going. The first time it happened, it took place in my point of view, on the streets, and I would just walk a few steps before looking to my right, and there was this girl walking beside me. She turns towards me and smiles, and I can feel myself smiling back. Then I wake up. It happens almost every 2 weeks, and most times she’s by my side, but sometimes she’s in front of me, I’m carrying her, or she carries me. It’s always the same street, same shops, same people that pass by me. I don’t know what to do about this dream. Can I stop it, or is it dejavú?

    • These dreams may be indications of a strong connection between you and the woman who appears in your dream. She may have been part of your distant past or she may arrive in your future. It seems that your interactions are positive, so avoid allows your thoughts to dwell on negative emotions. If you have similar dreams in the future, then address her within the dream regarding her purpose.

  26. HI. Please help, I kinda cannot affort mental health system. I just split up with a friend who is more than horrible but still insanely important in an obsessive way to me. I hate him but try my best to be with him. But suddenly, he block me out of his life. In some way I feel really relieve cuz now I got out of that frustrating exhausting stupid friendship. Right after that, I do everything to make sure he cannot reach me ever again. But ever since the night of that day, I keep dreaming about us being normal, we’re back together and once I told him everything makes me so tired ’bout us, he was mad at me. And today, I deamt I smelt him thinking this is in case I can’t see him again. Somehow, I realize I was afraid that our friendship was going to end. I desperately want to cry but there’s no tears coming the hell out.
    This never happened to me before. I hate it. I’m afraid of it. I-m going to trz some sleeping pills and aspirin hoping that-s gonna help.

    • Your ex friend has made it clear that you are no longer part of his life. Focus your emotional energy elsewhere, as it is clear that this relationship is no viable. Determine what you want for your life without him. Nourish your social relationships with other people. If you think about him in the future, then focus your thoughts elsewhere.

  27. Hi. I am divorced for 6 years & I am always having dreams about him. Never anything romantic or closeness he is just there with other people & I am there too. He has remarried but she is never there. Could you tell me what this could mean if anything?
    Thank you.

    • Your dreams are reflections of your previous emotional relationship with your ex. There may be various reasons for why these dreams appear. There may be something in your life that is a constant reminder of him. Since he has remarried in your waking life, you should allow thoughts of him to fade. You will draw positive people and energy into your life by sharing your kindness and compassion at all times.

  28. I keep having dreams about a guy friend. We used to go to college together and were often in the same class/projects. He used to like me and i liked him too but because of our different beliefs we decided not to do anything about our crush. That happened like 5 years ago, but we remained on good terms until now. Right now we each have happy relationships with our own partners. But every now and then I have dreams where he and I are flirting with each other and have feelings for each other, but in my dreams it’s always in the situation of right now (where we’re both in relationships with our own partners). I’m just confused of why i keep dreaming of him, because I don’t think I still have feelings for him and neither does he have feelings for me. Any thoughts?

    • You are in a happy relationship, so allow these dreams to fade. It is possible that these dreams are appearing do to your previous relationship with this person from your past. Nourish your relationship with your partner by spending additional time together in person.

  29. So I had a boyfriend about 7-8 months ago he was my first real one and I haven’t felt the same way about anything since we broke up but he is constantly showing up in my dreams and we always end up fixing our conflict but when I wake up I know that didn’t actually happen but it’s too late to reach out to him because he hates me I know that and he has moved on and I thought I did to but I constantly see him in my dreams why? Am I not over him or something? Is it random? I don’t understand

    • Your dreams are reflections of your previous social and emotional relationship with him. It seems that you are not over him. However, the two of you made the decision to conclude your relationship for a reason. Take this time to determine what you want for your future. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life.

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