Does dreaming about someone mean they are thinking about you?

Dreaming about someone is just a side effect of our brain’s natural defense mechanism, which is meant to keep us safe.

You won’t see the person you are dreaming about in real life, and this prevents your subconscious from focusing on negative emotions.

Essentially, when you dream about them, it allows your brain to feel like they’re there with you, and that makes it feel safer.

Want to know more about dreaming about someone and its meaning? Let’s dive in!

Is it a positive sign?

When you dream of someone you like, it means that subconsciously you desire this person to be present in your life.

This is a good sign if you want them as a friend, partner, or companion.

In addition to that, it means that you are thinking positively of them and want them to be a part of your life in whichever way that may be.

When you dream about a person and see them in your dream but can’t communicate with them, it means that you are feeling lonely.

Your subconscious is trying to fill the void there is in your life by having this person around in your dreams.

This could work out well because it’s a sign that you need this person in your life. You’ll just have to see if it manifests itself in any other way as time goes on.

Another way dreaming about someone is a positive sign is if you are talking to them in your dream.

If you are discussing with the person you are dreaming about in your sleep, it means that you have recently thought about them, and it’s a sign that they are also thinking of you.

Some people also report knowing exactly what their subconscious is trying to tell them through their dreams, so if this happens, look past the obvious interpretation and try to see what else is being said.

What if I dream about someone who doesn’t like me?

Needless to say, thinking about someone we don’t like is unpleasant, let alone dreaming of them.

However, it is not that bad as you may think.

It’s a sign that you want to start something new with this person.

These people often hold influence in your life due to the past or what you thought that was as a couple.

This can tell you things like: they’ll move away eventually, they may come back into your life, and so on.

Dreaming about a particular person is also a sign that you have thought about them recently, and it’s good that this person is thinking of you.

It’s a positive sign if the thought of them enters your mind when you wake up.

Some people also tend to dream about the same people over and over again, so keep an eye out for how often that happens.

While it can mean a few different things, dreaming about someone one day after they passed away shows they are still with you in spirit.

They’re trying to guide you in some way, so it’s either a positive or negative sign depending on how you interact with them in your dreams.


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Does it mean they are thinking about me?

While dreaming about someone usually means they are thinking of you, dreaming of the same person over and over again could also mean that they have thought of you so much that when you dream about them, it’s just another instance where that thought enters your head.

If you dream about them often, it could mean that they’re thinking of you, but it’s really no different than if you were to think about them often.

Do common dreams with someone mean they are thinking about you?

Yes and no, it depends on the dream.

If you are dreaming of this person, but the scenario in your dream is not something that happened or isn’t related to an emotional event or situation, then they just happen to be in your dream, and they’re not thinking of you.

If the dream is related to an emotional event or situation that happened between you and the person you’re dreaming about, then there is a connection between your thoughts and their thoughts.

Your brain can infuse this feeling of them into a dream because it’s been in your mind lately.

What would a gifted advisor say? 

The ideas I’m sharing with you in this article will give you a good idea that someone you’re dreaming about is thinking of you.

But could you get even more clarity by speaking to a gifted advisor?

Clearly, you have to find someone you can trust. With so many fake experts out there, it’s important to have a pretty good BS detector. 

After going through a messy break up, I recently tried Psychic Source. They provided me with the guidance I needed in life, including who I am meant to be with. 

I was actually blown away by how kind, caring, and genuinely helpful they were.

Click here to get your own love reading.

A gifted advisor can not only tell you whether dreaming about someone means thinking about them, but they can also reveal all your love possibilities.

What if I have bad dreams about someone who annoys me?

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A bad dream is a sign that something unresolved is happening with this person in your life.

It’s a sign that you need to work on getting better relationships with them or solve an issue with them.

The problem could be they’re not getting along with you, they’re ignoring you, or they’re purposefully doing something that bothers you.

There are many different reasons why someone might be in your dreams, and when the events in your dream aren’t related to anything emotional, it’s just a coincidence.

Sometimes, we’ll dream about someone who annoys us in order to protect ourselves from our subconscious anger.

The brain will create this person where they are the problem, and you’re simply a bystander because you don’t want to face that it’s you who is the problem.

If this has happened to you and the dreams are extreme in their nature, then pay attention to what it is about yourself that is annoying them or causing this problem.

It’s also important to note that a bad dream about someone who annoys you can also mean that you are training your subconscious to deal with this person in a positive way.

If you’ve had a positive interaction with them before or after the dream, then it’s also likely that this was just your subconscious preparing you for something good.

What if I dream of cheating on someone?

Cheating on someone in your dreams is a sign of having doubts in real life.

It’s a sign you are feeling disloyal to this person or that you think they are being disloyal.

This can also mean that you have been unfaithful in the past, and your brain is reminding you of it.

It could also mean that the person you’re dreaming about is emotionally cheating in your relationship, and you need to confront them about it.

If this dream happens once, then chances are it’s just a coincidence and should be brushed off.

If it happens multiple times, then it’s important to look at the why and the how behind this.

Dreaming about cheating on someone could also mean that you have a dream reflection of yourself.

The reason is that dreams are usually symbolic and based on emotions that you have while you’re awake.

What if I dream about my ex?

Dreaming about your ex or someone who’s still in your life but not in your current relationship could be a sign that you want something new with this person.

It could also mean that you want to make up something that happened in the past or that you want to change something.

Some people also dream of their exes so they can come around and reconcile with them.

If you dream about your ex, it means that they’re still in your life, whether they’re in a romantic relationship or not.

It also means that this person is on your mind due to something unresolved between the two of you.

If you dream about your ex, it could be a sign that they are thinking of you by default.

Sometimes if we’re thinking of someone while we dream, they will appear in our dreams.

It’s then not related to thinking about them, but it’s just a coincidence.

If you have a recurring dream about your ex over and over again, though, then that’s when you should pay attention to it.

What if I dream the same dream over and over?

Dreaming the same dream over and over again is a sign of being stuck in life or not moving forward.

It can also mean that you’re afraid of something that might happen in your life.

It could also refer to thinking about something a lot, and it’s going to interfere with your sleep.

If this happens once or twice, then there is nothing to worry about.

If it happens more often, though, then you definitely need to pay attention to the recurring dreams and what they mean for your life.

Earlier, I mentioned how helpful the advisors at Psychic Source were when I was facing difficulties in life. 

Although there’s much we can learn about a situation from articles like this, nothing can truly compare to receiving a personalized reading from a gifted person.

From giving you clarity on the situation to supporting you as you make life-changing decisions, these advisors will empower you to make decisions with confidence.

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What if I’m unable to remember my dreams?

If you’re unable to remember your dreams, it means that something isn’t aligned in your life.

It could mean that you’re so focused on your waking life that you don’t stop to remember your dreams.

It could also mean that there is something going on in your life that is keeping you from sleeping properly.

It’s important to pay attention to the quality of sleep and rest you are getting.

If you’re exhausted from a stressful life, then you need to find new ways for stress management and sleep.

What if I dream about an ex who died?

If you dream about an ex who has died, it means that there is something unresolved in your relationship.

You probably haven’t processed their death, and the dreams are a way to deal with the pain their death caused.

Maybe you need to talk about the relationship you had with them and how it ended, or it could be because there is something unresolved from years ago that has been affecting your life today.

What if I dream of someone every night?

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Have you ever wondered why this happens?

Dreaming of someone every night is a sign that you are thinking about them a lot.

This can be an ex, or it could be someone you’re working with.

If this happens often, then it’s important to talk to the person in your dreams and ask them why they keep popping up into your head and what you can do about it.

What if I’ve been dreaming about something specific for a while?

If you’ve been dreaming about something specific for a long time, then it’s likely that there is something going on that is keeping you from sleeping well.

Pay attention to your dreams and find out what this is all about.

What if I had my first dream, but the next time I dream, it’s like a sequel?

First dreams are usually the easiest to remember because they’re the first dream we have, and they’re usually quite heavy in emotion or importance.

However, the dreams you have afterward could be just as important, and this is why it’s important that you write them down in your journal or keep a dream journal.

All you have to do is to keep it next to your bed, so you can write in it as soon as you wake up in the morning and then you’ll have all your dreams in one place.

It’s also important to write down your dreams throughout the day and not only at night before you go to sleep.

This way, when you read them, you will surely get a clear picture of the possible meaning and how you can apply the message to your life.

What are some red flags that I should pay attention to?

If you notice any of these signs within your dreams, it means that there is something going on in your life that you should deal with.

It can mean that there is something positive happening in your life, but also that there is something negative going on as well.

If you have too many dreams, it means that your mind is overloaded or working out something deep within yourself.

It could mean that someone is trying to get through to you with energy vibrations in order for you to remember them or their message.

Figure out the message that the Universe wants you to know, or someone with whom you’ve already crossed paths.

For example, if you dream about the person you’ve been in love with for years and never managed to tell them how you felt, then this might be a sign that they’re thinking of you too and want to reconnect.

If this person is an ex, then it might be because of unresolved feelings between the two of you.

If you dream about someone whom you still interact with, but aren’t in a romantic relationship with, then this could mean that you might redefine your relationship soon.

Maybe there is something that you need to tell them or something that they need to tell you.

You’ll know if it’s a positive dream from the way your feel in the morning.

If your mind is clear and your refreshed, then it’s a sign that the message was positive and everything is clear from your end.

You see a lot of dead people or animals in your dreams

This could be a sign that you’re feeling a lot of sadness and that you need to talk to someone about your feelings.

It’s also possible that you dreamed of these dead people because they died recently in real life, or they reminded you of something.

Sometimes when we dream, we are subconsciously looking into the future and direction we should take in life.

This can be good or bad, but it’s important to pay attention to each one and see if these intriguing dreams continue.

If you see animals in your dreams, it could be a sign that there is something going on in your life causing you to feel lonely.

It could also mean that people want to scare you away.

What if some characters or people in my dreams are unknown?

If you see characters or people in your dreams that you don’t know; it could mean that you are trying to find answers from the subconscious and you are getting closer to the solution.

It could also mean that something is bothering you, and you need to work on finding out who these characters are or what they represent.

Keep thinking about this issue in your life and the ways you can deal with it, or think about the secret that’s weighing on your mind that needs to addressed and delt with soon.

Final thoughts

The bottom line, dreams are the treasury that can help us discover something new about ourselves and our future.

Each dream you have can tell you something else, so think of it as a puzzle and put those pieces together carefully!

We cannot always know why some dreams come to our minds, but they never come without a good reason.

If you start dreaming about a person who means a lot to you, it can be because you are connected on the subconscious level, and this person can guide you through the emotional roller coaster called life.

Dreaming is a gift, and you should savor every moment of it.

Hopefully, you understand if someone is actually thinking about you while you’re dreaming about them. But if you want to get a completely personalized explanation of this situation and where it’ll lead you in the future, I recommend speaking to the folks over at Psychic Source

I mentioned them earlier on. When I got a reading from them, I was blown away by how kind and genuinely helpful they were. 

Not only can they give you more direction on your dreams, but they can advise you on what’s really in store for your future. 

Click here to get your own personal reading

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Azra Jovicic

I am Azra Jovicic and I love writing about psychology and wellness. I am just trying to make the sense of the world and share with others the things I’ve found out.

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