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DREAM DICTIONARY - Intruder :

Intruder dreams will often be triggered by feelings of "intrusion". Try to think how you would use the word "intrusive" right now. An intruder could show that you tend to have your own way of doing things. You like to be settled and have a routine and maybe someone has upset this routine and unsettled you.

Alternatively someone perhaps behaved in a very odd way yesterday which really unsettled you. Maybe they acted in a very bizarre way.

An intruder could also symbolise someone who is very forward and a little too much for you to cope with. They maybe more outgoing than you like or they maybe talking about things which you find uncomfortable. Or you simply do not trust them.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Did someone upset your routine yesterday?
- Were you been very personally criticised yesterday?
- Have you been particularly worried about burglars recently?
- Has someone acted in a very intrusive way?

KEY WORDS : Burglars, intrusive, personal criticism, disruptions, inappropriate

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "upset my routine"
- "really DISRUPTED everything"
- "feeling very uncomfortable"
- "unwelcome thoughts creeping into your head"
- "very INTRUSIVE and personal"
- "going beyond someone's personal boundaries" "thinking in inappropriate ways"
- "getting inside his mind and knowing exactly why he thought"
- "very PERSONAL CRITICISM"
- "a real fear of burglars"

EXAMPLE DREAMS

Example dream : An intruder in his house symbolised a man who had been shouting at him for no reason in a park and elsewhere . The intruder represented this very unsettling incident.
Example dream : An intruder in the dreamers house linked to an incident the day before when the dreamer nearly looked someone in the eye who he always tried to avoid. He did this by accident. The intruder symbolised this very unsettling moment.
Example dream : A fear that his home was open for all to come in (including intruders) was linked to an incident that had happened the day before. The dreamer had always felt at home on an internet forum but the day before the dreamer was disturbed by someone making some very personal comments.
Example dream : An intruder represented a woman the dreamer talked to before going to bed. She talked in a very friendly way yet the dreamer knew she gossiped about her. So the dreamer just did not trust her and hated talking to her. The intruder represented this woman whose presence unsettled her.
Example dream : An intruder dream linked to the dreamer opening his windows during the night. It was getting really hot but he did not like to open windows because of the fear of burglary.
Example dream : An intruder in the house dream linked to the dreamer being paranoid about burglary. He had real hallucinations after he woke. Nothing happened but it was the fear and paranoia of burglary that caused the dream.
Example dream : An intruder dream linked to the dreamer becoming unemployed. It symbolised the feeling that everything was disrupted in his life.
Example dream : An intruder dream linked to the dreamer making eye contact with someone she really did not like the previous day. He makes her feel very uncomfortable. He did not talk but this close encounter with someone she really did not like really unsettled her.
Example dream : An intruder dream linked to the dreamer thinking in strange new ways. Bad little thoughts kept creeping into her mind.
Example dream : A dream about intruding in a bedroom linked to the dreamer having some sexual thoughts about a woman he was attracted to. He felt quite guilty about these sexual feelings which were inappropriate.
Example dream : An intruder dream linked to the dreamers friend asking about a guy. These questions were very intrusive and personal and the dreamer felt uneasy going into such detail about him.
Example dream : An intruder dream where the intruder did not steal linked to the dreamer feeling uncomfortable about how someone had acted the previous day. He was starting to understand why this person reacted in such a way - it was all in the heat of the moment.
Example dream : intruders having every right to be there symbolised the dreamers fears that he was getting really ill and would have to be taken into care. He realised this would be much more intrusive - he was used to his own independence
Example dream : A man who just walks into the dreamers home symbolised the dreamers wish for privacy. He was very odd and liked everything to be done in 'his own way'.
Example dream : An intruder in the dreamers bedroom symbolised the dreamers attitude towards her son who had just moved back in. She felt intruded upon and had got used to her personal space . She had been used to living on her own and it felt very strange having people in the house.
Example dream : An intruder dream symbolised a very intrusive moment the next day. A drunken neighbour had really shaken him up. The intruder was a feeling for this very unsettling incident.
Example dream : A dream about feeling that she was intruding linked to worries that she was intruding if she spoke to a former teacher. He was sat at the next table and she was in a dilemma whether to talk to him or not.
Example dream : Breaking into a man's house symbolised the dreamers thoughts about a man who the dreamer thought was too good for her. She had been asking all sorts of personal questions about him and these were really quite intrusive
Example dream : An intruder in a dream linked to the dreamer hearing noises whilst asleep. We often monitor noise around us and we will wake up if we hear anything suspicious. The noise from the dreamers neighbour was particularly loud and unsettling.
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