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

    By on September 4, 2017

    When you dream about someone you know, you have a place to start interpreting the dream. They may have appeared because you like them or because they represent a certain kind of quality that you want to have in your waking life. When you do not know the person who appears in your dream, it can be extremely disconcerting. You see them in your dreams, but you can’t tell what they mean because you have never met them in real life. There are a few reasons why you may have an unknown person appear in your dreams though.

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    Your subconscious creates the dreams that you have each night. Currently, neurologists believe that the neurons in your mind fire at random. The images, memories and thoughts that are released are jumbled and completely random. The story in your dreams is put together by the rest of your mind when you wake up and the mind tries to make sense of your dreams.

    This is one possible reason why random people appear in your dream. You may have seen them on television or in line behind you at Starbucks. You never consciously noticed them or thought about them, but their image was imprinted into your memory. Because of this, you dreamed about them and your mind just tried to make sense of the memories later on.

    Filling a Void

    If the neurologists are wrong, your dreams have a subconscious meaning of some sort. If they do, then perhaps your mind is trying to fill some subconscious need, desire or fear. If the person is positive in your dream, you may want to have someone happy and supportive in your real life. If they are chasing you, you may fear that an unknown force or person is working against you. If you dream about an unknown person being your lover, it may represent a desire to have a new romance or increased passion in your life.

    It is very easy to believe that the person you see in your dreams is real. It is actually possible that they could be real because you may have seen them at random in your real life. At the same time, they are not someone with a deeper meaning. They give the meaning to the dream, but they themselves mean very little. If you dream of falling in love with an unknown person, it is highly unlikely that you will ever meet them in real life. Instead, they are just someone your subconscious chose to use to represent a feeling, situation, person or something else.

    Aspects of Yourself

    Sometimes, the people who show up in your dream just represent one of your personality traits or an aspect that you want in your life. For example, you may feel like the entire world is out to get you. Nothing seems to go right. Friends and family members you once trusted have betrayed you, and you are constantly criticized at work. In this scenario, you may dream that an unknown stranger arrives to help you and protect you. This is not because that stranger is actually going to appear in your life. Instead, it is just a sign that you want someone who will help or protect you. Your subconscious was unable to choose someone else to fill the role because you do not have someone like that in your present environment.

    In other cases, the dream represents an aspect that you would like to have. Perhaps you are the type of person who works 9 to 5 at a respectable, stable job. You are a dutiful spouse and parent, and you are always on top of things at home. You may dream that a fun, playful person appears in your dreams. This may happen as a representation of the qualities you want in your waking life. You want to have spontaneous experiences and fun, so your subconscious mind lets you experience things in your dreams.

    There are times when a stranger appears in your dreams to make you question your waking existence once again. It can be extremely hard to analyze your own thoughts and habits. Sometimes, the only way to gain perspective is when someone else does or thinks the same things. The person in your dream may be a mirror reflection of yourself. It may be a chance for you to wake up, realize the changes that you want and go for them.

    Dreams can be extremely, extremely subjective. Because of this, it is important to look at your own dreams and analyze the feelings, people and experiences that occur. By analyzing your dream, you can figure out how it reflects on your own life and subconscious mind. With that knowledge, you can decide what it means when you dream about someone you don’t know.

    110 Comments

    1. Bianca

      June 22, 2018 at 6:54 pm

      My mom told me her dream from last night and it is really bothering me. She said the dream was that we were at home and then out of no where I called out my husband’s name and pointed outside at someone, whom she thought was him, standing in our backyard (my husband is in mexico awaiting immigration status so this worries me). She said she opened the door and our dog ran outside and started barking at other dogs down the street who looked like they were going to hurt him. I ran after my dog to try to save him from the other dogs. While this is happening my mom walked towards the person in the backyard but when she got closer she said it was an older man smiling at her and it wasn’t my husband. It was some guy she never met before. This is where her dream ended. Please help me make sense of this. Thanks!

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 22, 2018 at 9:43 pm

        Your mother’s dream is a reflection of her influences and thoughts that she has in her life. It is possible that he wants your husband to be home with you. She may feel as though there is someone else who is able to care for you. She may feel concerned for your safety. She will find great benefit in allowing this dream to guide her to share her kindness and compassion with everyone in her life. Have a great day, Bianca!

    2. Loren

      June 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm

      I had a dream that I was with my two best friends (but I’ve never met or seen these girls before) and one of my friends had a brother (ive never seen him before either) and my friends mom told my friend that her brother just died then I suddenly started remembering that her brother was my boyfriend but we never told anyone we were dating so can you please explain the dream to me

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 22, 2018 at 9:40 pm

        Your dream is a reflection of various social and emotional influences that you have in your life. Each person in your dream is someone that you do not know. These people may be amalgamations or reflections of various people in your life. Allow these dreams to fade. Determine what you want for your waking life. Share your positive energy with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Loren!

    3. Loren

      June 22, 2018 at 2:58 pm

      I had a dream that I was with my two best friends (but I’ve never met or seen these girls before) and one of my friends had a brother (ive never seen him before either) and my friends mom told my friend that her brother just died then I suddenly started remembering that her brother was my boyfriend but we never told anyone we were dating so can someone explain the dream to me

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 22, 2018 at 9:38 pm

        Your dream is a reflection of various social and emotional influences that you have in your life. Each person in your dream is someone that you do not know. These people may be amalgamations or reflections of various people in your life. Allow these dreams to fade. Determine what you want for your waking life. Share your positive energy with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Loren!

    4. taco

      June 22, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      i had a dream that i was in my older brothers car with my mom (near where my closets cousins live) and it was midnight-3 in the morning. she had been driving recklessly (which she never does in real life). and i felt unsafe, i looked out the window and the front tire was on fire. my mom pulled up to a random house and parked the car in the driveway. by the time we went to leave the car, the fire had created a ring around the car. my mom easily jumped over it, where i took sometime. we ran a few lawns down and when i looked back at the car i heard screaming and crying. just above the hood of the car, there was a cage for large dogs. there had been a 7 year old boy and his baby brother (both which i don’t know in real life). and they were trapped in the cage and the fire was getting close to them. i somehow knew besides it being super dark and impossible to see in the dream. so i got up and ran towards them, saving them. that’s were the dream ended. also it had been extremely dark except for the huge fire. pleaseeee telll me what this means, i had this dream like 2 months ago and i still remeber everything. help!!!!

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 22, 2018 at 2:38 pm

        This dream is a reflection of a wide variety of influences that you have in your life. You will find great benefit in reducing your stresses and influences at this time. The behaviors of the people in your dream are reflections of the situation of that dream. Your thoughts and feelings manifested this dream. You may be aware of an uncertainty in your future. Determine what you want for your future. Remove things from your life that are harmful to you. Have a great day, Taco!

    5. Christin Sparks

      June 22, 2018 at 9:23 am

      I had a dream last night that me and my big sister was at our grandparents house. Now in reality there is no neighbors but in my dream, I dreamed some family lived beside us. There was a mom and 2 younger children and there was a boy my age. He was very cute, nice, etc. Well he liked me, but in my dream I was afraid to give him a chance. Well it hurt his feelings. Well later on I told him I would go out with him because I did like him. My dream felt like it went on for days because In the dream I saw him everyday. We held hands, kissed. But sometimes he was shy around me. Anyway, I have nerver met this boy in my entire life and I have never seen him Anywhere. I don’t know if he is real or just made up in my dream. It’s really bothering me.

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 22, 2018 at 11:33 am

        The manifestation of your neighbors may have been caused by influenced, desires, or concerns that you have in your life. It is possible that you are interested in developing a new social or emotional relationship. The length of your dream may be a sign that you want to develop a long term relationship. Allow this dream to guide you to act with kindness and compassion. This will bring positive people and events into your life. Have a great day, Christin!

    6. violet Murillo

      June 22, 2018 at 9:03 am

      please please help me understand this. i’m 14 years old and i dreamt about something very weird. the whole thing was in the form of a child’s cartoon: like how all the shows on Cartoon Network are. (no i didn’t fall asleep watching Cartoon Network lol) anyway. it takes place in a house of girls. like a big house, i don’t know the owner of this house i don’t know why she and the other girl are there. there is this girl about my age or younger and she’s being threatened and watched. around the same time each night her tv screen says “warning you might be being watched” so she goes to her mothers room (which happens to be one of the only adults there) and her screens say the same. so she runs and she keeps running. idk if she’s being chased or if she’s just running because she scared. but she always ends up back in the house. that is a reoccurring theme in all the dreams i remember, trying to escape but always end up back in the bad situation. this girl has reason to believe that she’s gonna be molested, she gets notes about it and it’s by someone she knows. PLEASE help me, give me something!

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 22, 2018 at 11:31 am

        This dream is a reflection of a wide variety of influences that you have in your life. The media that you consume is causing this dream to manifest in this way. It is possible that you are aware of someone in your life who has been sexually or physically abused. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will help bring positive people and energy into the world. Have a great day, Violet!

    7. Seeker

      June 18, 2018 at 11:49 am

      Hello can someone help. I had a dream last few days. In my dream, i was working in a big shop as cashier. At that time i was introduced by my boss to a new worker in the shop. I’m a girl and the new worker is girl too(she is unpopular actress in my country lol). In my dream, what i thought about the new worker at a first sight was , “Oh she is arrogant and not so kind” (because the way she look at me make me feel she is like that).
      But suddenly when i have problem with work at that time, she came and help me (like she is the older worker than me). I start to feeling that she is very kind. We develop our relationship into a very good friend. I really love her as my bestfriend in the dream. We walk together , helping each other, laugh together, and i really hope she’ll be my bestfriend forever in the dream. But then i wake up, i feel so sad ( i knew that i feel lonely and need a very good friend beside me because all my old friends are far from me). I always thinking of my new bestfriend in the dream 🙁 . I try to comment on ‘my bestfriend’s intagram’ in reality world(the unpopular actress that dont even know me lol). I saw that she’s quite friendly and reply to all of her fans comment. So i leave a comment below her picture and hope i can start the realtionship with her as friend. My question is, can she really be someone with a deep meaning in my life? Could she be my real bestfriend like my dream one day?? FYI, i keep praying and hope that i can be friend with her even i’m just ordinary people and not famous actress(but unfamous compare to other actress lol) like her. How can i turn that dream into reality??

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 18, 2018 at 11:32 pm

        You feel an appreciation for this famous person. This dream may be a sign that you want to work toward a goal. This person may have been a place holder for someone else in your dream. It is possible that you will become friends with this person. Determine what you want for your future and take appropriate action. You will draw positive people into your life by sharing your kindness and compassion with the world. Have a great day, Seeker!

    8. Robin

      June 18, 2018 at 9:05 am

      So…a few nights ago I had this really weird dream. I don’t remember all of it, just some parts. It was…like a bunch of flashbacks and old camera videos all jumbled together. But it felt real, not like a dream, and yes most dreams do feel relatively real but this one was more like memories than a dream. It was from someone’s(probably my) perspective so I couldn’t see them, but that’s not really important. The main thing was my history with who was apparently a friend (or maybe a lover) or mine. A transsexual guy(Just adding, he had blond/light brown hair and blue eyes so definitely not me, besides I’m a girl). In the beginning it was all fun and games – us bonding: playing playing cricket, going to the amusement park, just some fun moments. But then I saw his back to me, him looking at a mirror with a bunch of bandages wrapped around his chest. He looked sad and I tried to approach him and I think he was about to turn to me when the scene changed. The last scene was him standind on what I’m pretty sure was a roof of some tall building. There was wind blowing. I tried to reach him, but he smiled, the scene became a close-up on his face, black and white, and then he told me something, which I couldn’t hear. Then he jumped off. And I woke up. I’d honestly appreciate if you could help me figure out what this meant, since I’m totally freaked out. Thank you in advance.

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 18, 2018 at 11:29 pm

        This dream is a reflection of your influences, memories, and concerns regarding your emotional relationship with someone in your life. This person is a reflection of a social and emotional relationship. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with the world. If someone in your life is depressed, then reach out to them and support them. Have a great day, Robin!

    9. Lisa

      June 16, 2018 at 1:01 am

      I have known a guy online for 3 years,having met on a game. I know most of his life story , saw pics of his daughter and even met a friend of his.

      The one thing i dont know,is what he looks like( though i do imagine him a certain way in my head😂) , but a few times i have dreamt about him

      I use to have a huge crush on him and we use to talk all the time but now its just here and there.

      Last night ,i dreamt we were driving around and rest is fuzzy and too hard to explain.

      Its probably just me being curious to know what he looks like😂 Why does his face change in my dream, last night he had glasses for a bit but then later,he didnt but i knew it was him

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 17, 2018 at 10:44 pm

        It is possible that you are interested in developing a relationship with him. Your less frequent communications are reflections of the reality of the distance between the two of you. Your fuzzy dream is a sign that you have not met this person, and you may be confused or uncertain about the future of this relationship. Perhaps speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him a chance to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Lisa!

    10. Yanela

      June 15, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      I just woke up and i’m curious.
      In my dream I was in a Convinience Store and bought some foods(Forgot what I bought).When i got to the cashier the girl in the cashier look at me and ask the boy beside him wearing a earphones and playing games in the cellphone. she said”hey there’s a beatuiful girl here, you haven’t been in a relation right?”
      But when the boy turn’s around and looked at me I saw half of its face.
      He has a long hair and a eyes which is emotionless, And I felt a heart then BOOM!! I was woken up by my brother.I kept thingking it. that’s why i Search it.Do anyone know’s why did I felt the heartbeat sound if i don’t even know the guy in my dream?

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 17, 2018 at 10:34 pm

        The person in your dream was likely a reflection of various people who are in your life. It is possible that your social and emotional desires were manifested in this dream. Your emotional reaction may have been caused by this feeling. It may have happened due to the sudden appearance of your brother in your waking life. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Yanela!

    11. Yuan

      June 13, 2018 at 4:53 pm

      I had a dream of someone I don’t know. This guy was courting me on my dream and I said yes. We were walking on the hallways of my school from grade school while I am wearing my toga(I’m still in college and still has 2 years before I graduate.) and the people on my school from grade school were people from my college life.

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 14, 2018 at 12:35 am

        This dream is a reflection of your various social and emotional influences and desires. You may be interested in developing a new relationship. Determine what you want for your future at this time. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. If you want to nourish a relationship with someone, then share your thoughts and feelings with that person. Have a great day, Yuan!

    12. Nathan

      June 13, 2018 at 2:17 am

      I’m sorry I’m gonna try to keep this as ph as possible! So I have a girlfriend I have been dating almost 9 months. Just recently I had this dream that there was this random girl sitting on my lap while I was laying in my bed. No clothes were off but I don’t remember the full dream because I usually forget the whole dream. But I only remember small key details. I noticed she had black hair and she was short so it definitely wasn’t my girlfriend. I don’t know what this means because I don’t know this girl. What could this mean?

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 14, 2018 at 12:03 am

        This dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. Allow thoughts of this other person to fade. Share your emotional energy with your current partner. Attempt to spend additional time with her, as this will strengthen your relationship. Ensure that you continue to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Nathan!

    13. Eryn Thomas

      June 12, 2018 at 4:36 pm

      I had a dream once that i was taken to this big castle and 2 men brought me to this big door with chains. Intead if them Opening it, I did, and then the I was in this huge room with a table with food and candles on it. There was a guy with jet black hair and I had this strong feeling that he had blue eyes. We chatted, I don’t know what we talked about, but I do remember saying that “sorry, I couldn’t see.” And I do remember that it was dark but everything was still very visible. That part if the dream ended, and I was in this room eating at a table with my family all around me and the handsome guy beside me wearing a hoodie. A few seconds later he put his head in my shoulders and started to breathe heavily. He breathed into my ears, which is the most ticklish place on my body. I kept quite and waited for him to stop, but he didn’t, so I wrapped my arms around him and left the table without anyone noticing us. I took him to the kitchen and took of his hoodie and shirt, because he was all sweaty, and wrapped my arms around him again. He had a really gorgeous body. It was built and he was taller than me. He then wrapped his arms around me. I put my face up to his collar bones. I started to breathe heavily myself, and the man started to chuckle. I then went for the kiss. That part of the dream ended before I actually kissed him and I was in another place outside frantically searching for the man, but when I asked people if they saw him, they said he was on duty. it was hot outside. I then walked up to this woman and we had a nice conversation. I forgot about the man and went to a public bath. While I was there, I talked to a few women, and I found my mother at the bathhouse too. I told her about the man, and she gave me some love advice and left. After taking a shower, my brother came into the bathouse, and I asked what he was doing. He said that he was shaving his legs, and I laughed and left. The dream ended and I woke up speaking the man’s name, but I don’t remember his name anymore. I know we were in love, and I wished it was real. I have had many other dreams about the man, and just last night I had one about him. We were cuddling and he was gaming. We were both happy, and he told me that he was looking for me and that he loved me. I did too. It all felt too real. What do these dreams mean?

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 13, 2018 at 11:12 pm

        This dream is a reflection of your social and emotional influences and desires. You may be interested in developing a new relationship. The behaviors of your family members may have caused them to manifest in your dream in a certain way. Ensure that this dream guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Eryn!

    14. Lanie

      June 11, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      The reason why I opened this page today because I had a dream last night of a guy whom I haven’t met in real life yet. The dream was so good that I got to feel a spark of falling inlove again.. I’ve been thinking about that dream the whole day asking where I have seen the guy or have I seen him probably elsewhere in the past as the guy’s face looks too ordinary that I might’ve encountered bumping into him before.. The feeling was so good and he even talked to me asking if I can go with him in a very nice place that I’ve visited in the past.

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 13, 2018 at 10:11 pm

        This dream is a reflection of your social and emotional desires and influences. It is possible that you want to develop a relationship with someone in your life. The person in your dream may have been someone that you have crossed paths with or an amalgamation of various people in your life. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with the the world. Have a great day, Lanie!

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