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What Does It Mean When You Meet Yourself in a Dream?

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You are wandering through the woods, and everything seems perfectly peaceful. Suddenly, you see a person in the distance. As you approach them, you realize that you are actually staring at yourself. What could this possibly mean?

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While it is a fairly common experience, meeting yourself in a dream can be disconcerting. To start with, it might be the first sign that you are actually dreaming. In addition, it feels like there has to be a deeper meaning to the experience. Other people might represent an attribute or feeling that you have, but what does your own person represent? How can you interpret the meaning of seeing yourself in a dream? Depending on the exact circumstances, location and situation in the dream, it could mean a number of different things.

According to some dream interpreters, seeing yourself in the dream is extremely important. Your true self appears in the dream to convey a specific message or meaning. Perhaps you are not listening to your intuition or inner wisdom in real life. In the hustle and bustle of the modern world, it is very easy to ignore these inner nudges and focus on the rest of your life. If you have ignored these inner nudges for too long, your soul or conscience may appear in the dream to guide you.

While it might feel alarming, it is nothing to worry about. Dreams are a representation of your subconscious thoughts, feelings and desires. If you have not been listening to your inner feelings and thoughts, then your subconscious may be trying to get your attention. It has gone out of its way to incorporate a person (you!) that you are more likely to focus on and listen to. Basically, it is like a wake up call. Now, you have to figure out what your inner self is trying to tell you.

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Other Interpretations

Other dream researchers think that seeing yourself is a reflection of your waking life. It may be a reflection of the way you act in reality or how you behave in your waking world. To really figure out what this type of dream means, you may need to look at what you are doing in the dream. For example, if the “you” that you see in the dream is running on an endless treadmill, it may signify that you feel like all of your work in your waking life is not getting you anywhere.

It is very easy to get focused on day-to-day activities and forget to really look at the world around you. In reality, we are the center of our own universes. This tendency to be self-focused is entirely understandable, but it can make it harder for you to move forward in life. When you are too close to a problem or a person, you are unable to see the problem for what it is and find a solution. You have to take a step back in order to see the totality of the problem and how your behavior can be changed.



When you dream that you meet yourself, it may be a reminder that you have to view the situation from the outside. If you can look at your life objectively, you can find new ways of living or existing. You can look for out-of-the-box solutions and discover a better way of thinking if you can view your life as an outsider.

In other cases, you see yourself in the dream because you no longer feel connected to yourself. You feel like you are already an outsider in your waking world. In the dream, you are again the outsider who just watches another “you” live your life. This type of feeling is fairly common, but it is something that you should work on in your waking life. You have to figure out why you feel so disconnected and find a way to enjoy your life again. You are the central figure in your own life, and you have the power to manifest your own reality. It just takes time and effort to figure out the changes that you want to make in your waking world.

To really figure out what is going on in your dream, you have to look at the dream itself. Where were you in the dream? Where you at a normal location in your waking life or where you at an unusual destination? Did you get a chance to talk to yourself in the dream? What did the other “you” say? What type of situation occurred in the dream and who else was there? By analzying everything that happened in your dream, you can start to understand the true meaning. If you have the same dream again, make sure to ask the other “you” what you want and why they are there in the dream.

173 COMMENTS

  1. I am a young girl. I saw my youngerself in my dream. I was this child, the real me when i was 8-10 years old. I used to be rather a serious and composed child. I saw this very much of myself, sitting there and lost in arranging my toys and playing with them. I wanted to stay there and observe myself. My youngerself was not aware of my presence at all. I was impressed and careful in my thoughts there while seeing myself, that if she happens to see me, i have to behave properly. What does it mean?

    • Your dream is a reflection of your desire to better understand yourself. The child aspect of your dream may be a sign that you will find benefit in looking into your memories. Take this time to look inward, and allow your new knowledge to guide you in a positive direction. Share your kindness and compassion with the world. Have a great day, Shomalia!

  2. Last night I had a dream that I switched bodies with a man (didn’t know who he was) Like I was still me but I was him. It was so weird, I had his voice and he had mine, it was so crazy seeing myself move and hearing myself speak, only it wasn’t me it was his thoughts and actions. I’ve never experienced a dream like that one before. I remember feeling sadness because I wanted to be back in my own body. I just didn’t know how. I’m putting it in the out of body experience category, I felt so different when I woke up.

    • Your dream may have been an out of body experience. You felt these thoughts and actions. If they make you feel negative, then allow them to fade. If there are things that you have learned in this dream, then ensure that you put them to good use in your waking life. Share your positive energy with the world, as this will ensure that positive people and energy enter into your life. Have a great day, Heidi!

  3. Had a dream that I saw myself and said “hey, you look just like me!” then the other me realized this as well and was as shocked as I was. The other ‘me’ made a face of surprise and said “hey, you are right!”, That was it. nothing further. any ideas here?

    • This dream is a reflection of your knowledge of yourself. Allow this dream to to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. You will find that similar dreams in the future will be positive and supportive. Have a great day, Rob!

  4. Last night I had a dream of looking at myself.The surrounding was nothing but just a white background.The thing is,what I saw was hard to tell whether it’s when I’m old in the future or young but that other me and myself was somehow feeling very dull,not happy nor sad.Then I started crying.

    • Your dream may be a reflection of your desire for peace in your life. You may feel as though you are at a point where something can develop. Determine what you want for your future. Decide if you want to create change or reduce stress in your life. There are benefits in taking either action. Have a great day, Ryan!

  5. I dreamed that a friend showed me a video of me just talking like I regularly talk to friends and stuff. What does it mean.?

    • This dream may be a reflection of your social connection with your friend. You may have been given an opportunity to reflect on your behavior and mannerisms. This dream was helping to look inward. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Tina!

  6. I had a dream of being in a room with myself, and i got hugged by me. I said to myself “Everything is gonna be okay”. Im confused.

    • Your dream is a reflection of your desire to feel secure. It is possible that your mind has supported itself. This dream is a manifestation of your knowledge that you can care for yourself. Allow this dream to guide you to reduce stress in your life. Share your positive energy with the world, as this will bring positive people into your life. Have a great day, Michaela!

  7. In my dream,I was about to enter my late dad’s room.as I opened the door,the room was filled with smoke of incense,suddenly,a voice shouted at me that I go out.then I saw myself walking away (looking hagar and unkempt)I started chasing myself and asking people to help stop my image.when I got to the spot the my image was standing,it had disappeared.I was confused and started wondering where my second self was

    • This dream may be a reflection of various influences in your life. It is possible that it a manifestation of a memory or influence from your relationship with your late father. If you are chased by something in the future, then attempt to learn about its purpose. Share your kindness and compassion with the world, as this will honor the memory of your father. Have a great day, Teedot!

  8. I had a dream me talking to myself like in an old teacher style like a master teaching his student type of scenario what does that mean?

    • This dream may be a sign that you are aware that you are in a process of growing. You have much to learn, to unlearn, and to teach. Ensure that this dream guides you to be more aware. Fill your actions with kindness and compassion. This is a positive path. Have a great day, Der!

  9. In my dream last night, there were two of me. I was on vacation with my sister and asleep in the hotel room when my other self woke me up by being annoying and playful. For some reason, my other self went to a different hotel room and I followed (which I felt totally comfortable doing) and it seems like she suddenly wasn’t there anymore, but I can’t remember that part exactly.

    • This dream may be a reflection of various influences and thoughts that you have in your life. You may feel a strong emotional connection with your sister. Your reflection of yourself may have manifested in your dream to influence your actions. Share your positive energy with the world, as this will bring positive energy into your life. Have a great day, Ann!

  10. I had a dream that I was at a hospital getting checked up for a unknown illness. My ex and my coworker were there. In that dream I began to hallucinate and saw myself sitting across the room looking so beautiful and glowy. I told my ex and coworker that I saw myself. Then my glowy self started to use sign language to communicate with me. I told her I did not understand sign. Then she began to speak and told me that my ex would try really hard to take care of my coworker. Then I just knew I was going to die in that hospital of whatever the illness was. Also, my ex and coworker just knew something was wrong with me at that point because I was seeing things. My coworker started asking for more tests. Then I woke up.

    • This dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. Your social and emotional relationships manifested in this dream. The manifestation of yourself may be a sign that you should look inward. The signing may have been an indication that you will find great benefit in keeping your thoughts to yourself until you make a final decision. Ensure that your actions are filled with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Krissy!

  11. I had a dream where there was other me and we were very close, like we would hug and cuddle every time and I didn’t want to leave her side (or my side, Idk it was very weird). But also we were in another house, a neighbor I suppose (but not a real one, I don’t know that man in real life) and that man was also very touchy with us… I don’t wanna go into details because it makes me uncomfortable, but I’m underaged and that man was being very inappropriate. I want to know what it means.

    • This dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. Your manifestation of yourself in your dream may be a sign that you are interested in looking inward. The older man in your dream may be a sign that you are aware that you are maturing. Ensure that this dream guides you to ensure that the people in your life respect you. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone who is in your life. Have a great day, Kay!

  12. I had a dream that I could see 3 other “me’s”. I could see that 2 of them were talking to each other. I could see them talking from an angle and had a clear view of one of them. I could see it was me in my early 20’s, couldn’t see the other me who was doing the talking. The one I could see clearly I yelled out, “Hey, Maggie!” and she looked at me and I said, “looking young!!” she looked at me and smiled. Then I saw the third me laying down but I couldn’t tell if I was sleeping or dead. Kind of like sleeping beauty.
    Then another part of them dream was someone throwing the “sleeping” me into the lake of death. and “Death” started to grab me (the dreaming me) into the lake as well but I had to yell out, “No. this is THE me from THIS time, I am ME” and Death didn’t throw me in the lake of death.

    What does this mean? Or does it not mean anything?

    • This dream may be a reflection of various influences in your life. Each of the you’s in your dream may have been manifestations of your behavior and character. Your interaction with death may have been a sign that you are willing to fight for your life. The sleeping you may have been a reflection of your real self while you are sleeping. Have a great day, Maggie!

  13. I had a dream that I was taking a dance class (I dance in real life too, it’s a hobby I’m striving to become very good at, or even make a career) but for some reason I couldn’t get any step right, I couldn’t focus and my whole dance was a complete mess. On the other hand, there was this girl right in front of me who only had to see a move once and she would reproduce it perfectly, she danced so well it was frustrating I couldn’t even do one move. I was so frustrated I felt like crying, I just wanted to leave as soon as possible. But before leaving the girl in front of me called me up on not paying any attention to the class, she made me repeat what the teacher said one minute before but I couldn’t remember anything at all. She then makes a fool out of myself by replicating what the teacher said word by word. The whole room looked at me in disappointment, I felt so embarrassed. But after taking a better look at the girl’s face I realize she looks exactly like me, she just was a lot more confident.

    What could this dream mean? I’d really appreciate some insight since I feel like it has a deeper meaning but can’t tell exactly what

    • Your dream is a reflection of your experience with dancing. You are aware that there are people who are better and worse at dancing. Your reflection of yourself may be a sign that you are improving and that you are aware that your dancing skill will increase as you practice. Allow this dream to guide you to double your efforts and further your dancing hobby. Have a great day, Suzi!

  14. I dreamt that I was walking through a supermarket. I noticed a woman standing there and just staring at the groceries. It was really colourfull. I look at her and she looked back and I realised it was me who I was looking at. I think she did to as she looked startled. Then I rapidly walked past her, looked back and saw her still looking at me with a dead look in her eyes. Then I woke up with a uncomfortable gut feeling which I still have throughout the day. How should I interpret this?

    • This dream may be a reflection of various influences in your life. It is possible that you have numerous social interactions that occur in the supermarket. It is possible that the look in this person’s eyes are manifestations of your knowledge that you were dreaming. The feeling that you experienced during your waking life may have been attached to feelings of uncertainty and confusion. Perhaps attempt to reach out to a stranger. Have a great day, Kristina!

  15. Last night I had a dream within my dream and I was at my aunts old house walking through the basement and my younger self (about 4years old) peaked in the door and as soon as i saw her i knew it was me when i was little. so i went outside and pivked her up ans brought her inside and at this point I realized I was dreaming so I tried to wake myself up and I did but was still in my first original dream

    • The presence of yourself as a child may be a reflection of your memories and previous influences. The setting of your aunt’s house may be a manifestation of your experiences at her house. You became aware of your dream while you were dreaming, which may be a sign that you will be better able to influence your future dreams. Perhaps reach out to those who manifest in your future dreams, as this may help guide your actions. Have a great day, Sarah!

  16. I just dream that my other “me” is staring at me and follow me wherever i go.and we end up in a bridge and i was there trying to hold on to the rails but she pushed me.and i was crying and askibg why she pushed me.

    • This dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. The manifestation of yourself may be a a sign of your inner confusions and uncertainties. The events in your dream may be a sign that you need to take this time to look inward. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will ensure that you will gain insight into this dream. Have a great day, Jo-Ann!

  17. I had a dream where i saw myself looking in the mirror and another me next to that person, but when I looked in the mirror i saw both of my selves, like 10 seconds after, i basically entered in my another body, I was like a soul and after i entered in my body I woke up..

    What that should mean? Usually I am working a lot, like up to 18 hours spending in front of PC.. That might be the alert for my body to take a rest or something?

    • Your dream is a reflection of influences in your life. You are aware that you have been working a lot, and perhaps this dream was a sign that you are changing. Look inward at this time, and learn what changes are occurring. Ensure that you fill your actions with kindness and compassion, as this will benefit you in the future. If able, you may want to reduce your work load and take some time to yourself. Have a great day, John!

  18. I dreamt i was walking down a school hallway. Im not currently in school but just re applied to college. The hall was not of the school I’m gojng to.. i saw myself walking towards me and the other me just barely glanced up as she turned the corner down another hall. It freaked me out and it jolted me awake. She was also wearing the same clothes as i was sleeping in.

    • This dream may have been a reflection of your knowledge of your self and of your plans for the future. You may feel that you experienced seeing yourself in school. It is often confusing to see copies of ourselves. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Abbie!

  19. I had a dream where I was in something like a concert; Very important with lots of attendance. And suddenly I saw exactly myself standing. I approach and grabbed him like he is a thief or he knows something, I didn’t want the crowd to know what was going on so I grabbed and sneakily took him to the restroom where I started to interrogate him and force words out of him. He never told me anything. I asked him what his name was after telling him what they call me, he spoke a name or so but wasn’t really clear and I can’t remember. I was trying to dig things out of him as I was explaining some circumstances of myself just couple of days and periods before that moment to him.. He seem to understand me a bit but was also nonchalant to open up. And then he fled. I tried to chase him I couldn’t know where he ran to as it was a bit dark around. I went out and told a couple of friends but they didn’t seem to follow correctly what it was. Meanwhile when I first saw him I was together with another friend, so we both only saw this; now while I was outside of the concert hall looking for him and speaking to the other friends. My friend who I was together with when I saw him came out and was asking me why is the guy now again looking for me inside the concert.. well I tried getting back to him but the dream faded away, I tried to capture it. But I woke up.
    This is my first time of seeing myself in a dream.

    • This dream is a reflection of your thoughts and feelings. It is possible that your behaviors in this dream are manifestations of how you behave in your waking life. You attempted to speak to yourself in this dream, and this is a positive action. However, in your future dreams, you may find benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with those who are in your dreams. This will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Lucky!

  20. I had a dream last night that I was walking in target and I turned the corner into an isle and I saw myself, and she saw me. We both gasped in horror of seeing another version of ourselves and I ended up waking in fright. What could this mean?

    • This dream could reflect how you feel about yourself right now. You may be undergoing transformations in your life that are making you different or transformed from the way you were before. You may not recognize or feel the same as your former self, which might be why you feel so shocked in the dream. Changes are normal in life though, so I wouldn’t worry about it too much. Good luck, Rebekah!

  21. It’s the second time I dream about seeing my other self.

    First- When I was younger, a lot of years back, I dreamt of fighting with my other self. The other me was trying to kill ME. As I woke up in real life, I was confused. When I went back to sleep, I was back in the dream… I started to look for my other self. When I entered my house, I could see that my siblings were slaughtered. And, as I reach to my mother, she was dead too.

    Second and most recent- I was in my house. I look around and someone pulled me to the room. It was me. I was confused, but I was aware that I had dreamt of seeing my other self. I was so amazed on who stunning my other self was. It was unrealistic beauty. I.. started to have sex with my own self. I was super confused in the dream, but my other self didn’t stopped. I personally am in a relationship. But it was so confusing and I can’t find the meaning anywhere..

    • These dreams are reflections of various influences and thoughts in your life. The media that you consume has also manifested as well. You will find benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. The first dream may be a sign of your frustrations in your close emotional relationships. The action between you and yourself may be an acknowledgment of your knowledge that you are an attractive person. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Moon!

  22. Last night i had a dream where i was sleeping on the floor in a room at my aunts house. when i woke up , i sat up and saw somebody sit up from the bed. but i knew there was no one in there. so i got my phone and tried turning on the flashlight but the person on the bed tried grabbing the phone from me. however , i finally got ahold of it and went to turn it on when i heard the person start to tell me not to turn on the light and not to flash it at them. but when i did , i saw that it was me. just sitting there in the bed staring at me. and when i tried screaming in the dream , the scream wouldn’t come out. i tried telling out “help me” but the words just wouldn’t come out. i woke up shortly after this. what does it mean ?

    • Your dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. You will find benefit in allowing the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. If you have future dreams where you are unable to scream, then focus on the moment. This will help bring you out of these dreams more swiftly. Have a great day, Madelyn!

  23. Last night I dreamt of my self as a child. I had time travelled and came across myself aged maybe 5. We held hands and were both very kind to each other. We swam together in a pool, my younger self wanted to touch the bottom of the deep end, I was too afraid but swam down to bring her back up. A man helped bring us back to the surface as we were struggling to get back to the top. I was lucid at this point as I noticed I was able to breath underwater.

    • Your dream is a reflection of your relationship with yourself. The younger version of you may ha e been teaching you something. Perhaps there is something in your life that you fear, and you are aware that you can relearn these concerns. Ensure that you do not allow your fears to cause you to behave in a negative manner. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Rosie!

  24. I saw myself in a dream it was a maze house with automatic doors open as I reach near ,There was king in unconscious condition his soldier’s attack on him and disappear, I was trying to help the king, king said his son is missing you go and find him plz he is wearing T-shirt and shorts, I said OK and come out of the house in search of kid, I saw a little boy standing near tree I call him to come inside suddenly he disapeared and all dark now I saw an old woman coming to me in a high speed asking for food and I got scared sawing her. I quickly ran towards in the house she was chasing me. I felt like she is evil spirit,with a terrifing voice, I was trying to reach king, I was worried for king and his son and scary also and my dream ends as I was still running, it’s a early morning dream I felt my heart is beating very fast and my body is shaking due to fear. I now understand it was a dream but was still shaking .what does it means?

    • This dream is a reflection of a variety of influences in your life. The media that you consume may have caused this negative spirit to manifest. Abstain from watching violent and dramatic shows, as this will cause these dreams to occur less frequently. The kind and prince may be signs of the people in your life that you care for. Ensure that the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Nisha!

  25. Hello, I keep meeting myself in my dreams almost daily. I always stand looking at myself in a black void. My otherself looks dead beat tired. Blackbags under eyes, yellow outlines around them, cracked skin, hollow eyes. He keeps faintly smiling while trying to say something, but barely moving his lips. It always the same dream, never something different.
    What does it mean?

    • This dream seems to reflect a sense of exhaustion or fatigue in your waking life. You may feel like your life is empty or like you are constantly drained from all of your work. The other self you see is just a reflection of how you feel in your waking life. Judging by your dreams, you may need a well-deserved break or a fun weekend away. Good luck, Aeq!

  26. I had this dream where I was sitting down in my living room and I stared at my other self the was the same age of me and I told other self that I just realized that I am beautiful and important

    • This is a positive dream. This dream was a introspection opportunity. Your self confidence and positive energy manifested in this dream. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. You will find that this will support your social and emotional development. Have a great day, Emily!

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