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What Does It Mean to Dream About Someone You Hate?


When you feel strongly about anything, you are more likely to dream about it. Your dreams are populated by your subconscious thoughts, feelings and memories. If you have more memories of someone or deeper feelings about them, you are more likely to dream about them. When you dream about someone you hate, it is often these strong feelings that cause the dream to happen. dreaming of someone who doesn't like you

To really figure out what this dream means, you have to look at exactly what happens in the dream. For example, you dream that you argue with the person you hate and beat them up. In this case, the dream may show your desire to fight back and stop letting the hated person control your life. It shows your subconscious desire to speak your mind and break free of their influence.

In other cases, you might have a dream that you don’t do anything as the hated individual bosses you around or makes life difficult. A dream like this may show how you feel you are treated in real life. It may also show that you feel like you lack the strength or ability to speak your mind.

Before you can really decide what the dream means, you have to look at everything that happens in it. Think about who was present in the dream, how they acted and how you felt. Then, you can compare this to how you feel in your waking life to see what the deeper meaning is behind your dream.

1 You Really Hate Them

This is the most obvious and the most common reason why you had a dream about someone you hate. Your strongest feelings are the ones that are most likely to appear in your subconscious mind. Even though you hate thinking about them or being around them, the strength of your feelings remains cemented within your mind. Unfortunately, this creates a strong, fixed memory. You are more likely to dream about them again and again just because you hate them so much. If you can learn how to forgive and forget about them, your dreams may gradually stop.

2. You Wish You Could Heal the Problem

No one wants to be disliked. Even when you hate someone, a part of you wonders how they could possibly not like you. Even if you can never imagine yourself as being their friend or even an acquaintance, a part of you may wish that you could heal the relationship. You may also want the relationship to heal for other reasons. Having someone hate you can make hanging out in a group of friends or working with that person difficult. If you dream that you are trying to talk to the person, then your subconscious mind may just be reflecting your desire to heal the rift between you.

3. They Represent Something

Our subconscious minds are quite amazing. Sometimes, the people or things that appear in our dreams are actually a metaphor for something that is entirely different. For example, dreaming about a bird flying free through the sky could represent a desire for liberation or freedom in your own life.

Your dream about someone you hate might not be caused by your hatred. Even though you hate them, there might be something about them that you admire. The boss you hate so much may have an amazing family life or unbelievable ambition. You may hate them for the rest of their personality, but you admire their commitment to family or their ambition. If your dreams tends to involve more positive aspects of the hated individual, then it might mean that they are actually serving as a metaphor for another quality or feeling.


I have dreams that I'm friends with someone I hate

4. Danger

Hatred is often caused by emotions like fear. You may hate someone because of who they are, but you may also be afraid that they could hurt you. People generally hate someone who hates them, so it is logical to assume that this person might not like you either. If this is the case, it seems very rational to be afraid that they could impact your life or hurt you in some way. If your dream involves them fighting with you, arguing or actually hurting you, then this might be the interpretation of your dream.

Your dreams are made in the subconscious mind. Each night, your subconscious pulls the memories, thoughts and feelings that you have to create your dreams. Normally, the subconscious choose the memories and feelings that are the strongest. If you think about something or someone repeatedly, you are more likely to dream about them. In this case, your dream about someone you hate may be entirely because you hate them. They hold an out-side presence in your subconscious, so you dream about them more often. If you can learn to let go of your hatred, your dreams may gradually start to go away.


  1. I think I posted on this and got an answer for another dream but this one is different and has a different person in it. This one is about my ex boyfriend I didn’t exactly break up with him for a God’s reason rather a nieve stupid one. I have never regretted it because I knew we probably weren’t going to get serious and I couldn’t se a future further than maybe a month but this was about 2 years ago now and well I haven’t had another boyfriend since. Not because I still like him in that way or anything but just because I can’t find anyone I like. After we broke up we weren’t the best of friends after a while we tried to patch things up but it became a bit awkward and he got a bit weird and then out of the blue he asks me out again i kinda felt sorry for him but I wasn’t ready to have a relationship at the time then things become even more awkward and we drifted apart more I missed it before we began dating and we were just best friends. Anyway about in the middle of last year he moved away and about a 3 days ago now I dreamt that he was back in my school and we were friends again nothing more and I really enjoyed it and his company and I missed it. I woke up and I kinda miss him now you know as a friend. What does this all mean? And what should I do? I want to contact him but I can’t I don’t have his number and I don’t have any type of social media. My friends do but the only ones of my friends that do used to date him (before we become friends but we found out we were his exes after we became friends) and it’s just awkward but I miss him help me please…?

    • The two of you chose to end your relationship. This dream is a reflection of your previous emotional and social connection with him. You do not have a way to contact him. Allow thoughts of him to fade. Focus your emotional energy elsewhere. If the two of you meet again in the future, then speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. You may want to attempt to nourish a romantic relationship with someone else. Have a great day, Aaliyah!

  2. Thank you, but I do have another query…
    You said to let it fade it has been ages since the dream and whenever I am alone I reimagin the dream again and again and I can’t get it out of my head, what am I supposed to do I try thinking about something else but my brain won’t let me..! Again what am I supposed to do?

    • You continue to have these dreams. There may be various reasons for them. It seems as though you feel that these dreams are attempting to guide your actions. Since that is the case, you should think about taking action. If you want to speak with him about your thoughts and feelings, then do so. For now, determine what you believe is most appropriate. Have a great day, Aaliyah!

  3. I had a dream about an ex who I have a child with and in the dream he was in my house and asking me why I was still there. I couldn’t bring myself to answer him out loud but in my mind I was letting him know he could get out. The dream transitioned to us outside and an anaconda came out of no where. I grabbed our daughter and ran to the back screened area and he followed. The snake kept trying to get in and we tried everything to stop it. I woke up before I could find another solution to stopping the snake from getting in and attacking us but the snake was making its way through. How can I interpret this dream?

    • This dream is a reflection of your previous emotional relationship with your ex. The snake may have been a reflection of his behaviors during your relationship. It is possible that you have other concerns in your life which have manifested in this dream. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Gigi!


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