What does a man in dreams mean?

What does a man in dreams mean?

The symbol of a man in the dream is about your own character, I’m sure you will agree that we all show male and female aspects when we navigate life. A man can be featured in many ways during the dream. The man could be someone you know, someone you don't a stranger but regardless seeing men in dreams can indicate your own masculine energy which I will explain about. 

If the man was a threat or challenged you in some way then this can be connected to your father and the energy that maybe you are struggling with being controlled. To dream of an unknown man (stranger)  indicates that a decision needs to be made, if you know the man in your dream then this can suggest that you need to learn something new. There is a sense of “learning what areas of your life need improvement” when you have this dream. Is it considered that a man's appearance in dreams (from my dream dictionaries) is often triggered by a sense of depression? This dream also suggests that a friend may appear in your life and be a source of inspiration if it is an unknown man.

  • Unknown Man - Our minds are crazy sometimes in dreams, and often create scenarios that may not have any logical explanation. However, there is still real meaning to these dreams. When you dream of an unknown man, it usually can suggest your inner self trying to communicate with you, and decisions have to be made as I mentioned above. This stranger appearing in the dream represents the masculine side of your subconscious mind, which is associated with strength, power, and assertiveness. It could also suggest qualities or traits that you admire or seek in someone else. In my experience, an unknown man can often mean you have to make a decision in life.
  • Father/Dad - Dreaming of your father may represent the qualities that he carries - these could be: guidance, protection, and support as you navigate through life. It could also mean any unresolved issues or emotions you have towards him, if your father has passed and you dream of him it can be a visitation dream and I have written quite a bit about that dream here.
  • Brother - A dream about a brother often signifies the bond between siblings or even aspects of yourself that are similar to him. It might also reflect any conflicts or challenges in your relationship with him, if you don’t have a sibling but still dream of an unknown brother it can be connected to your own masculine energy.
  • Father-in-law - Seeing a father-in-law (maybe real, maybe not)  in a dream could indicate feelings of acceptance and approval from him. Alternatively, it might highlight any underlying tensions or differences between you two.
  • Boyfriend - This type of dream can signify both positive and negative emotions towards your significant other if of course, they are still your boyfriend. If you're currently single, it could represent a desire for love and companionship, if it is your current boyfriend then this dream can mean that your love will grow stronger.
  • Husband - For those who are married dreams about your husband typically reflect current reality. However, if there are any negative emotions attached to this dream, it could point out issues within the marriage that need to be addressed.
  • Friend - Dreams involving friends usually reveal the importance of your social life and other significant individuals in your life. They might serve as guides or mirrors to help us see ourselves more clearly.
  • Co-worker - A co-worker appearing in a dream can indicate aspects related to work such as competition or collaboration. It may also represent traits that this person possesses that we admire or dislike. If you had problems with a male co-worker in a dream (such as conflict or someone doing your job) then this can suggest struggles at work for a short period of time.
  • Boss - This is a bit of a crazy dream, I remember I kept dreaming of my boss. Dreaming of a boss can reflect feelings towards authority figures in our lives- whether we feel supported by them or intimidated by their power over us. Or, there is something “unsaid” if it is a previous boss.
  • Grandfather - To dream of your grandfather or grandad can suggest wisdom and guidance from our ancestors. If your grandad has passed then this dream holds a special place in your heart, and his presence in your dream signifies the lessons he has imparted to you during his lifetime. It could also signify an important message or advice that he wants to convey to you. If your grandad is still living this dream can imply that other people will become more important to you going forward.

What does a man in dreams mean?

To dream of a man showing affection in a dream means that you need constant reassurance from a male in waking life. Sometimes a simple hug from a male in your life is needed. This is not an outward expression of affection but rather an important sign of the relationship between you and a male in waking life. The dream can mean that you might have a partner (maybe a husband or boyfriend) who is not touchy-feely. And, I feel it may point to a lack of love from someone who is masculine in life (females included). Most often, these dreams happen when you are wanting something “emotional” from another man. To dream of a known man in your life that I have not mentioned above --- can indicate new beginnings. Dreaming of a man who is silent and not speaking to you means great things that are about to happen. Such a dream can also signal a willingness to succeed.

The message of this dream is not to lose yourself too much in your world, and consider others to the point of appreciating that other people in this world do not have the same thoughts as yourself. The Eastern tradition suggests that to dream of an unknown man holds a negative meaning. If you dream of a fat man this means that you may fall prey to a difficult decision. To encounter a naked man indicates that you will be afraid of something.

The Persian dream dictionaries suggest that a bearded man is associated with difficulties in waking life. In everyday life, you may find yourself being prosecuted and persecuted at home or work. To see an old man indicates that you may experience strong jealousy.

Dream experts in my dream books denote that men who appear in the dreams of women have an erotic significance in most cases. A more recent European interpretation of this dream indicates that seeing a man is a good sign, as it provides security and strength to the woman who had the dream, and therefore she will know how to fight and fulfill her desires.

A rich man in your dream indicates confidence and a very old man is a sign of happiness. If the man is blonde, this is a sign of arrogance. A man with dark hair means flattery. A handsome man foretells contentment and fulfilled hopes. A fat man means abundance and a tall man means jealousy.

If you trust a man in your dream, it indicates that you risk a lot in your waking life and that you have to release tension. A young man means triumph and a mature man is the sign of protection. Lots of men in your dream are the sign of glory and honor.

Seeing a dead man suggests that you can cope with life’s difficulties. An honest man indicates that you will enjoy good things at work. An oppressed man means you need to take advantage of a favorable opportunity coming your way. Dreaming of a strong man is the omen of many ambitions and dashed hopes. A healthy man indicates you will have a special career filled with satisfaction.

What do dreams about a man mean - psychology-wise?

Turning to dream psychology, Carl Jung (the famous dream psychologist) believed we were all facing archetypes in dreams. The male archetypal energy of the archetype is assertive and deliberate. Female archetypal energy is passive and receptive. Both energies are present in our inner male/female traits, but depending on our upbringing, one may dominate the other. We may play with different gender roles in the dream world. This could also apply to the body. A man featured in a dream you do not know may be connected to being submissive. Rebalancing is often necessary during times of active change in your life. This may lead to dreams of this type. The psyche may be telling you, "This is what one needs - forbidden or allowed!" from your masculine side. The dream is a sign that you need to think of new ways of connecting with males in life.

What does it mean to dream of a handsome man?

Dreaming about a handsome man can be quite a cool experience. It might just mean that you've seen someone really attractive lately, and your brain is reimagining them in your sleep, or maybe you are going to meet someone like this in real life, if the handsome man was a stranger then this dream can reflect your admiration for certain qualities that this person has, kind of like the way you'd look up to a celeb or a character in a movie. Also, I feel it is super normal for us to dream about the things or people we find beautiful — it's our mind's way of enjoying those moments even more. If the handsome man is unknown in a dream then this can be connected to something “unknown” that is going to occur a few days after having this dream. People often appear in dreams when we need guidance and a part of me thinks the handsome man is your spirit guide.

What does it mean to dream of a man while in a relationship?

If you dream of a strange man (maybe you are lovers) in a dream this can signal there is something you are missing from your relationship. It's not uncommon to dream of past flames for instance. Pay attention to any changes in the appearance of the man during your dreams. For example, perhaps he looks like someone you know, or you are with another for example. 

What does it mean to dream of a man with a hat?

Sometimes, people dream that a mentor figure or higher enters their dreams to impart some wisdom. Sometimes words relate to puns with double meanings. The man with the hat or top hat appears when you need wisdom from a psychic perspective. A tall man, bowler hat, or large jacket man is quite common. There is a feeling that this man is a danger in a dream. Many people report dreaming of this shadow man.

These are known as shadow people.

The dream can be so real that you feel there is a presence in the room. A dark figure of a man is a haunting vision from many people's dreams. This man is known as the "hat man." to have a dream of someone in a dark hat can indicate that you are feeling terrified. When I was 10 years old my Mother (real life) and I walked home from my gymnastics club and we were chased by a man with a top hat and coat. I never forget the mist and terror of that night. We managed to run into an old people's home. This was not a dream but real life. That is why it resonated with me to write this dream meaning. The top hat man is known as a danger in dreams and it has been reported that he is a demon. 

You might not see any face or eyes, just a shadow. If you are threatened by the shadow man then this can indicate you are feeling negative energy around those around you. Using the stage or burning a white candle after such a dream is important. It is a dream of connecting to interdimensional dimensions and the hat man is a psychic being. You are not alone, many people have this common dream.

What does the dream of the shadow man mean?

We often see strange beings, spirits, and entities in our dream state. Our dreams are hidden behind a veil in my view, and we are not always allowed to see things sometimes. This dream can mean something more. How does the hat man make you feel? Although you may know your unconscious mind is almost ready to reveal something to yourself, your waking self feels unprepared and unable to handle the revelation. It's okay to follow your gut instincts. This will help you get closer to your dream. I also believe you need to keep in mind that associations with a shadow man can help you to see the bigger picture when you're stuck, and it is important to cleanse all the negative energies.

What does a dream of a man cheating with another man mean?

This is a strange dream. That a man is cheating on a relationship with another man can be unsettling. This is not an uncommon dream and can indicate a spiritual awakening. The dream can also present itself as a nightmare! This dream is a reminder of the relationship that you have with the man. Perhaps your efforts in the relationship need consideration. You will often find the underlying message to help you move forward if you can remember the other man that a man was cheating on. It is important to understand your unconscious. Is there a reason you had such a dream? Try to think back to your childhood or times when you were experiencing difficulties with males in life. Some dream theorists even believe that every character in a dream is a different aspect of our personality.

What can you learn from the dream of a man?

The man can be divided into a man you know or an unknown man in a dream. Dreaming of an unknown man, or someone of threat can be your inner fear. It is often true that the things we find annoying in others are often things we want to ignore in our personalities. Freud called it projection because undesirable behaviors are projected onto others. These characters in our dreams can be a way for us to process information.

For example, I had a dream that I went on a safari and met a guide. I then proceeded to speak to him, people were speaking to the guide and I left him behind on a mountain, above the safari car. I did not know who the man was but it is important to think about the context of the dream. The dream might be showing how I felt about others or myself. Sometimes a dream like this may be pointing out the aspects of our personality: what we feel is lacking what we want to forget in life for instance. What I am trying to say is the man displays character in myself whereby I wanted to be left alone, on the mountain. Think about how the man was demonstrated in your dream and relate this to your life and feelings.

What type of dreams of a man can occur?

  • Seen an old man.
  • Seen a blond man.
  • Seen a handsome man.
  • Encountered an unknown fat, tall, mature or bearded man.
  • Seen lots of men.
  • Noticed a dead man.
  • Encountered a good man.

What are the positive aspects of a dream of a man

  • The man in your dream was good.
  • Your dream was positive.

What feelings occurred when dreaming of a man?

Astonished. Confident. Happy. Proud. Upset. Surprised. Content.

By Florance Saul
Oct 12, 2012