Dream meaning

October 03
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I had a dream last night that someone was trying to break into my house. What does this mean from a psychological/science perspective?

6 Answers:

EnertaAllko avatar

Sometimes dreams can give a warning of future events, so always be alert to this possibility. However, also remember that dreams speak symbolically. In these terms, our houses/homes are representative of ourselves. We all use psychological defenses to protect this “inner space”. These defenses structure the way that we process (particularly sensitive) information in our world, and the goal is to keep us feeling as emotionally “safe” as possible. As a general principle this kind of “someone breaking into one’s house” dream can reflect the situation of someone or an event penetrating through these defenses to the very personal space beyond. This is not necessarily a “bad” thing. Defenses are “age appropriate”, and change from more robust - to more refined processes as we mature psychologically. Think of the young child who refuses to accept he/she lost at a game i.e. won’t accept someone being better than him/her. Later this can transform to “okay so Susie beat me at sport today, but I’m so much better than her in other things”,  etc. Look at other specifics of this dream content: can you identify people involved? What are your other associations? references to other people and situations? What are the specific feelings? This will help you to analyze the dream further.

thegeneral avatar

Dream interpretation is subjective, unscientific and highly personal. There is no specific evidence that your dreams determine your future. Most of the time if what you’ve dreamt of happen in real life, it is just mere coincidence.  And no one can know exactly what your dream means and sometimes it doesn’t really mean anything.

However, after searching the web for some possible interpretation, this one stands out from the rest. It might be that you have a dark side of yourself that’s trying to break into your consciousness. It may represent a feeling or attitude that you need to be conscious of. You may need to accept this side of yourself. I hope it helps.

brittanymed60 avatar

The subject of dream interpretation has been of interest for many years, and for good reason. Understanding the deeper meaning of dreams can bring about realizations about how you feel and think, which can be beneficial for providing personal insight. Famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud described dreams as the "royal road" to the unconscious and suggested that by studying the obvious content of dreams, we could bring to light the hidden and unconscious desires that lead to neurosis.

Judging by the dream symbolism, it may mean you feel someone is learning more than you wish they were about you, both positive things and negative things about your life, things you normally do not show to the world, and do, even. You may not trust the person, but here they are, knowing things you feel they should not. Researchers have found that the seven most common dreams involve being attacked or chased, being late, loved ones dying, falling, flying, school, and ***.

Alan Eiser, a psychologist and a clinical lecturer at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, says dreams can be “highly meaningful,” because they “deal with the sort of personal conflicts and emotional struggles that people are experiencing in their daily lives.” Not all dreams are meaningful, though! In fact, much of their content can be “trivial or circular or repetitive.” In that way, dreams can be similar to thoughts we have when we’re awake, which aren’t always meaningful, either.

Above all, you just need to be security conscious.


From a psychological perspective, dreams can be seen as a way for the mind to process and make sense of the events and emotions of the day. It is not uncommon for people to dream about situations that are related to their current concerns or worries, and these dreams can provide an opportunity for the mind to work through these issues.


Dreams are a series of thoughts, images, and sensations that occur in a person's mind during sleep. They can be vivid and realistic, or abstract and surreal. The exact function of dreams is not fully understood, but many scientists believe that they may help process emotions and memories, as well as consolidate new learning. Some people also believe that dreams can reveal deep-seated desires, anxieties, or repressed memories, and that they can be interpreted for insight into a person's subconscious mind.

In the case of a dream about someone breaking into your house, it's possible that this could be a manifestation of anxieties or fears you may have about your personal safety or the safety of your home. It's also possible that this dream could be related to broader anxieties about security or vulnerability in your life.

Another perspective would be that the dream is an expression of repressed feelings of anger, fear, or aggression that is directed at someone in your life in reality.

It is also worth noting that the meaning of a dream is not fixed and it's also possible that it could simply be the mind process the information encountered during the day or past experiences in a symbolic form.

It is hard to make assumptions about a dream without knowing more about your personal context and what you were going through before having the dream. If you're ever feeling disturbed or impacted by your dreams, I would recommend speaking to a therapist who can help you explore the meaning of your dream in the context of your life and help you make sense of your feelings.




This is often an inner psychological figure who may represent some unwanted part of ourself who is breaking into our consciousness. It is about to break into our awareness and then we will have to tackle this unwanted aspect of ourself.

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