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Dream symbols - intruder

How would you have used the word "intrusive" yesterday to describe your feelings?

INTRUDERS IN DREAMS: Understanding dreams is not so difficult. In practice dream symbols translate into certain words within the English language. For instance a dream about an intruder translated into the words "unable to trust" and the dream captured the dreamers dislike of someone who was a gossip. She did not trust this woman who had phoned her up before she went to bed. This conversation left the dreamer feeling unsettled. The intruder dream drew on the emotions we feel with an intruder - we do not like their presence because we are unable to trust the person.

In practice intruders have several symbolic meanings. Here is the full list.
- "liking your own personal space" (if you like your own personal space then you will often find people intrusive for very little reason)
- "an unsettling moment" (The key feeling you feel with an intruder is an inability to relax - its very unsettling. So if you had any feeling which was similar then its possible that the dream links to that feeling. Its just the minds way of saying "I felt unsettled yesterday")
- "a personal comment" (An intruder crosses into your own personal space and in dreams this can represent any intrusive actions especially intrusive comments)
- "wishing for privacy" (People who like their privacy can have a higher percentage of intruder dreams. If you do like your privacy then you often like to be by yourself. You like things done your own way! You take offence at what people say! So your dream may connect to any thoughts about your own privacy such as "I really do not like people interfering in my life")
- "unable to trust someone" (If someone walks into your house without saying then we immediately think it suspicious as we do not like to come into contact with people who we do not trust. Were you unable to trust someone yesterday? Do you not like talking to them as they do not respect you? Has someone been gossiping about you?)
- "personal questions" (Did someone ask a lot of personal questions yesterday? Its easy to see how intruders are symbolic of intrusive questions.)
- "worries that you were intruding" (Did you feel like an intruder yesterday? Did you feel out of place? Did you worry that you approached someone at an inappropriate moment?)
- "unsettling incident" (if someone intrudes we feel very unsettled so an intruder dream maybe say that you felt very unsettled the day before. )
To understand a dream symbol try to make associations with it. The word "intruder" is associated with words such as "unsettled", "disruptive", "inappropriate", and obviously "intrusive". How would you use these words right now?

- "bad thoughts" (often bad thoughts creep into our minds and this can result in an intruder dream. This probably means that you are realising these changes in yourself an you are starting to see that this may not be healthy)
- "a disrupted life" (If someone intrudes then it causes a disruption. Dreams work in this reverse way - your dream maybe saying that you felt things were very disrupted yesterday)
- "fantasies" (If you have a fantasy it often involves thoughts which would be quite inappropriate in normal life. We may see ourselves mixing with the rich and famous. Our dreams may try to balance things up by showing a more realistic picture. If we had fantasised about the rich and famous then our dreams will show us intruding upon these people. We maybe realising that we have no rightful place amongst such people)
- "inappropriate sexual feelings" (If you have inappropriate feelings for someone or those feelings are not returned then an intruder dream may suggest that you realise this is not healthy. For instance you may dream of being in a man house whom you are attracted too. You are realising that your presence is not wanted)
- "intrusive" (Of course think about the word intrusive as this may give you obvious clues as to the dreams meanings. Did someone act in an intrusive way yesterday?)

Its a fallacy that dreams capture unconscious thoughts - dreams represent thoughts that we are all too aware of. A typical dream would translate into the types of thoughts that we might write down in a diary or tell a best friend. Dreams represent your key thoughts which pinpoint the problems right now. Try to write down some quotes which capture your feelings right now and try to include the words and phrases above. If something important happened yesterday then its probably linked to that. One dreamer liked his privacy and always tended to do things his own way. So a dream of an intruder who just walks into his home linked to this continual need for privacy. Anyone who interfered in his slightly autistic lifestyle was being "intrusive".Dreams can capture some very sophisticated thoughts. One dreamer had a dream where intruders have every right to walk into the dreamers house. In real life he was becoming very ill and was starting to worry that he might have to be taken into care by the authorities. He liked his own independence and so the thought of him living in a home where staff could walk into his room without asking unsettled him. Staff having every right to enter his room was something which he found intrusive (hence the intruder dream).