What Does It Mean If You Dream About Someone You Don’t Like?

By on September 10, 2017

When you dream about someone you don’t like, it can be disconcerting. You know that dreaming about someone you like is because you hope that they could like you back. Dreaming about a dead relative or friend may show regret or a wish that they were still there. But what does it really mean when you dream about someone you don’t like?

The Answer Lies in Your Subconscious

Your dreams are created by the subconscious mind. When you are asleep, this part of your mind activates to create dreams based on your thoughts, feelings, memories and desires. Sometimes, these dreams are completely random as the mind sends through random images. Other times, the dreams have a deeper meaning. They may represent current difficulties in your life, your desires, warnings and relationships from your past.

Interpreting your dream is not always easy. Each person is highly subjective. They have unique memories and experiences that play a role in their dream. Because of this, it would be quite difficult to apply the same interpretation to every dream.

What Does It Mean When You Dream About Someone You Don’t Like?

There are many common interpretations for why you would dream about someone you don’t like. We will cover some of the most common meanings that occur in your dream.

1. You Really, Really Don’t Like Them

Strong feelings tend to appear in your dream. While you hate thinking about this person, they are firmly cemented into your subconscious mind. When you have strong feelings about anything, it basically creates a fixed, strong memory. Your constant thoughts about the person makes it more likely that you will dream about them. Even though you do not like that person, they are more likely to appear in your dreams because of your hatred. If you can learn to let your hatred go, then they are more likely to disappear from your dreams.

2. They Represent a Feeling

Think about the person who appeared in your dream. Even though you do not like them, they may represent a certain feeling or desire. You hate them, but that does not mean that they are not intelligent, cunning, hard-working or many other qualities. They may have appeared in your dream because you wish you had their focused ambition, workaholic nature or natural cunning. Think about what qualities they represent and figure out the feeling or desire that they might symbolize.

3. You Want to Heal the Relationship

People naturally want to be liked. It can be extremely difficult to constantly be around someone who does not like you. If you don’t like someone, there is an excellent chance that they do not like you as well. You may dream about someone you don’t like becoming your friend, talking to you or going to an event together. This may happen entirely because you don’t like them, but you wish that they would like you. You may want to heal the relationship and stop living with a constant, ongoing feud.

4. You Fear a Danger

There are a number of potential meanings behind this type of dream, but one common interpretation is danger. If you dream about someone you don’t like lurking nearby you, then it may mean that you feel like a danger is lurking nearby. You may feel like someone or something close to you could betray you or act maliciously.

5. It Shows How You Feel

Your subconscious mind often shows how you feel through symbols. For example, when you are happy, independent and feeling invincible, you dream of flying. Flying is the symbol of independence and invincibility, so your subconscious uses it in the dream to show how you feel.

In comparison, your more negative dreams may show different symbols. Think about what the person you don’t like represents. If you dislike their ethics or attitude, it may be this attribute that your subconscious may represent. Perhaps they seem like a traitor and someone who would betray a friend. In this scenario, your subconscious may use them to warn you that a traitor may lurk in your midst. This person might not be the same as the one in your dreams, so you may need to be especially careful in your waking life.

Interpreting Your Dreams

You are the person who would be best able to interpret your dreams. Your subconscious mind deliberately includes people, images and things from your present. These aspects are all designed to show your current life, thoughts, feelings and desires. Because of this, it is important for you to look at your dream and figure out how it could relate to your waking life.

While a dream about someone you don’t like can be unnerving, it happens all the time. Many people have experienced this type of dream, and it is nothing to worry about. All you need to do is figure out what it could mean, and then you can figure out the best way to use that type of information.

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    James

    March 19, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    I am dreaming of my ex girlfriends new man whom I’ve never quite liked and has betrayed me in many ways even getting my ex gf to leave me and get back with him. I have lots of hatred for this guy,what would you think the meaning is?thanks

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 19, 2019 at 10:49 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your feelings regarding your ex’s partner. You do not like this person, and you have allowed your thoughts to dwell on him. Ensure that you focus your emotional energy elsewhere, and allow thoughts of him to fade. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, James!

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    Amanda

    March 17, 2019 at 11:45 am

    i am having dreams about this guy that i dont like and dosent like me either. i want it to stop but i am curious on what this means…

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 17, 2019 at 10:12 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your social relationship with this person. You do not like him, so allow this dream to fade. However, it is certain that you will find benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Amanda!

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    Amanda

    March 17, 2019 at 11:41 am

    i had a dream about this guy that i don’t like and doesn’t like me either. i want it to stop but i am curious what it means…

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 17, 2019 at 10:09 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your social relationship with this person. You do not like him, so allow this dream to fade. However, it is certain that you will find benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Amanda!

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    Lily

    March 11, 2019 at 8:48 am

    I dreamed about my old cruah. I hate him so much that he rejected me but I keep dreaming about he contacted me back. I want to know why….

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 12, 2019 at 12:47 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional desires. It is likely that you still have feelings for him. It is possible that his feelings for you have frown since you shared yourself with him. If his behaviors during your waking life have changed, then you may want to attempt to nourish your relationship by spending additional time with him in person. If not, then focus your emotional energy elsewhere. Have a great day, Lily!

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    Nena

    February 17, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    I had two separate dreams back to back! After two years of a separation, I ran into my ex mistresses in my dress, but it was as if I just ran into them! One of them I’ve never met face to face but in my dream she was blind and I didn’t know until I walked up to her and started talking to her! In my dream it was as if I wanted to confront them in a political way but without them knowing! And in my second dream it was as if I saw her and gave her that hateful look and she felt pitted and small! I don’t get why I would dream of them, if I never think of them or ever see them! What does this mean? I do hate the one in the second dream very much cause she was my ex mistress for a long time and she knew about me the whole time . Why did I have this dream ?

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 18, 2019 at 9:52 pm

      Your dreams are reflections of your previous social relationships. Something in your life may have caused these people to appear in these dreams. They both seem to be out of your life, and you are not interested in maintaining a relationship with either of them at this time. Allow this dream to fade, and determine what you want for your future without them. Have a great day, Nena!

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    Mari

    February 10, 2019 at 8:21 am

    I have this friend who I care about as only a friend. (I think) I had a dream about him. He started dating someone and then I started getting upset and jealous. Then I kissed him.
    Does it mean I actually do like him somewhat orrrr?

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 11, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      This dream does not mean that you are interested in developing a romantic relationship with him, but it is likely that your feelings are growing. It is possible that he is interested in developing a relationship with you. You are aware that if the two of you do not maintain a romantic relationship, then it would be perfectly reasonable and likely that he will attempt to nourish a relationship with someone else in the future. Nourish this relationship by spending additional time with him in person. Have a great day, Mari!

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    Lynn

    February 4, 2019 at 11:51 am

    I have multiple dreams a week that involve my cousin who I don’t have a relationship with anymore. The dreams don’t center around her, but she always seems to be there. Not even for the full dream either. We used to be really close, but then she did something really bad. She’s always been a liar, and has serious mental health issues but this time she took it too far. So she cut off everyone on my side of the family…including me. I just don’t understand why she’s always there.

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 4, 2019 at 1:42 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your previous social and emotional relationship with your cousin. Because of her behaviors, you are no longer maintaining a relationship with her. It seems as though you will find benefit in allowing this dream to fade. If she reaches out to you in the future, then share your thoughts and feelings with her. Have a great day, Lynn!

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    Random Girl

    January 30, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    I had a dream about one of the teachers I hate the most!!! He found out that I thought he was cute and the beginning of the school year! He was flirting with me! Keep in mind,I HATE his guts!!! What does this mean!?!??!?!

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 30, 2019 at 7:06 pm

      Your dream may be a reflection of various influences in your life. It is clear that you have no interest in being hit on by your teacher. This is perfectly reasonable and acceptable. If your dream is a reflection of his behaviors in your waking life, then address with situation with a counselor or teacher that you trust. If this dream is not a reflection of reality, then allow this dream to fade. Have a great day, Random!

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    Redd

    January 28, 2019 at 5:34 am

    I keep having dreams of someone I really didn’t like in highschool. Been out of highschool for almost 10 years now and I never had a dream about them until now. Within two weeks I had at least 3 dreams about them and each dream we came closer to having sex. It’s weird to me because I never looked at them like that. So I was wonder what do this mean and are they having dreams about me as well?

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 28, 2019 at 7:14 pm

      Something in your life may have caused this person from your past to manifest in your dreams. The frequency of these dreams may be a sign that you are interested in maintaining a relationship with someone in your life. It is certainly possible that you are interested in reaching out to this specific person. It is possible that this person has dreamed about you as well. You may find benefit in speaking with this person about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Redd!

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    Snooky

    January 19, 2019 at 4:38 am

    I had a dream about this boy i really don’t like. In my dream he treated me differently, better. We fell in love. What could this mean? It bothers me I had this dream since I really don’t like him.

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 20, 2019 at 2:39 pm

      There may be various reasons for why you dreams of this person. It is likely that he was just a placeholder for someone in your life that you may want to develop a relationship with. It is possible that you want him to treat you better. Allow this dream to influence you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Snooky!

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    Nana

    January 14, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    I always have dreams about my ex boyfriend. But he hurt me so badly I could never forgive him, and if he ever wanted me back I would never take him back. And yet I still always many years after the relationship still have dreams about him. I even have a new relationship that I am very happy in and still can’t stop having dreams about my ex. What does it mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 14, 2019 at 7:10 pm

      Your ex has harmed you, so you should not attempt to maintain a relationship with him. You are unhappy in your current relationship, so decide if you want this relationship to continue. Allow thoughts of your ex to fade. If you end your current relationship, then decide what you want for your future without a relationship. When you are happy and healthy, then you may want to establish a new relationship. Have a great day, Nana!

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      Kris

      January 18, 2019 at 6:37 am

      Same sis

      • web admin

        web admin

        January 19, 2019 at 12:07 am

        Thank you for sharing your supporting comments. Please share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Kris!

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    Larry

    January 13, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    I like this girl and i thought her friend was trying to be the third wheel. She was basically trying to make her avoid me but,that friend came in my dream and we fought but then she sat we had a chat she told me to be more warm and friendly with women.what does this mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 14, 2019 at 6:34 pm

      Various social and emotional relationships have influenced this dream. Your crush came to you in your dream and informed you to be a nicer person. This is an excellent dream. This is an indication that you are aware that you should share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. It is certain that this will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Larry!

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    Marge

    January 11, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Hi! So I had a dream every night about him but in my dream, he is just looking at me like he wants to talk to me/wants to approach me, just like in real life when we saw each other…and we were friends before but one day he became shy and awkward around me and after weeks, I started dreaming about him, but I didn’t have a feelings for him though.. What does mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 12, 2019 at 7:13 pm

      Your dream may be a reflection of your social and emotional desires. It is possible that your interactions have manifested within these dreams. He is shy in your waking life. This may be a sign that he is uncertain about your feelings toward him. Determine what you want for the future of this relationship. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Marge!

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    Axel

    January 10, 2019 at 5:50 am

    I dreamt that the person I like was with someone I dislike in my room while I was in bed. They both left the house but before they left the person I dislike told me that he wanted to have sex with the person I like. Then they left in a car from my house. I don’t know what this could mean.

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 12, 2019 at 1:33 pm

      This dream may be a reflection of the social relationships that are in your life. You are aware that other people in your life have relationships as well. You know that people that you don’t like may have relationships with people that you do like. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Axel!

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    CJ

    January 9, 2019 at 4:00 am

    What does it mean when you dream about someone that used to be your friend but aren’t on speaking terms with?

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 9, 2019 at 1:47 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your previous social relationship with this person. Something in your life may have caused this dream to manifest. If you and this person are no longer maintaining a relationship, then do not reach out to that person. If this person reaches out to you in the future, then share your kindness and compassion with them. Have a great day, CJ!

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        Jess

        March 20, 2019 at 2:58 pm

        What in someone’s life could cause a dream like this to manifest?

        • web admin

          web admin

          March 20, 2019 at 10:33 pm

          There are many things that causes certain dreams to manifest. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will bring positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Jess!

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    Saniya

    January 7, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    I had a dream about someone I liked that we were dating but I am not very sure that he likes me and while in the dream he told me that he liked me then kissed me

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 8, 2019 at 6:34 pm

      This dream may be a reflection of your social and emotional desires. You may be interested in maintaining a romantic relationship. The person in your dream may have been a manifestation of the people who are in your life. Determine what you want for your future and take appropriate action. Ensure that you always share your kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Saniya!

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    Linda slattery

    January 6, 2019 at 1:29 am

    I fell out with a relative and now I keep dreaming about them taking my friends.

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 6, 2019 at 11:06 pm

      These dreams may be reflections of your knowledge of social relationships. It is possible that your relative will speak with your friends. You may be aware that they may have connections with people that you may have relationships with. Determine if you want to salvage this relationship or allow it to fade away. Have a great day, Linda!

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    Hannah

    December 31, 2018 at 10:42 am

    I had a dream that a guy I didn’t like had a crush on me and kept wanting to walk beside me even when id sprint away until i smacked his head with a chain and ran.

    • web admin

      web admin

      December 31, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      This dream may be a sign that you are aware that someone may have a crush on you. His following you may be an indication that you are not interested in being pursued. Your physical attack may be a reflection of your desire to remain safe and secure. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Ensure that you speak with people in your life about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Hannah!

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    Elle

    December 24, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Hey! So I had this dream about dating these guy, whom I don’t even like and I don’t even think about him,the dream was we both were dating and are happy with each other , we’re walking down street the in New York , and just came out together from a gym , I know it doesn’t mean anything but still I’m quiet confused , and the doesn’t even know ,and there’s another strange thing that i was watching myself and him in the dream , i hope you understand

    • web admin

      web admin

      December 24, 2018 at 5:03 pm

      This dream may be a reflection of your social and emotional desires. You may be interested in developing a relationship with someone that you share similar interests with. The gym may be a sign that you are interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Allow this dream to influence you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. This will draw positive people and energy toward you. Have a great day, Elle!

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