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.
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.
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.