Dreams About Intruders

Dreaming of an intruder is a negative symbol that represents an infringement from both our inner and outer worlds. Since our house is often represented as the mind (psyche) of the dreamer, the intruder is often disguised as someone or something that is infringing on your personal boundaries.

This so called “break in” warns the dreamer that they need to protect themselves in the areas they might not be secure in. Once the intruder has entered your house it tells the dreamer about a threat has now barged into you mental state of being. The emotions that are expressed while you are experiencing this invasion will mirror how you will react to this personal violation.

The main purpose of your dream is not only to inform you of this threat but also how to remove it from you house (mind). In most cases when the intruder in your dream remains faceless this often points the dreamer in direction of what is hidden or unconscous – emotional states, intrusive thoughts, repressed feelings or behaviours that disrupting your peace of mind.

How To Understand The Intruder

These intruders are known to uses knives & guns as clues, or perhaps you turned the tables and killed or attacked the intruder. Regardless if you’re hiding or confronting the attacker head on will change the meaning of your dream.

Did you know that most break in or intruder dreams happen during sleep paralysis? The dreamer must decipher if this was a dream or related to sleep paralysis; occurring before sleep or waking up, an episode consists of not being able to move, speak or hallucinate. In some rare cases dreaming of an intruder might be a precognitive dream warning you of such an event.

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Intruder Dream Meaning

Your dream should be nice enough “if you remember” to provide you with clues to understand the meaning of your intruder dream. How the intruder enters and how you react reveals the level of threat, or how defenceless you are against this unwanted trespassing.

  • locations of the intrusion; window or door
  • how many people appeared breaking in?
  • what weapons did the intruder use?
  • were they trying to kill or attack you
  • did you defend yourself or was hiding?

Intruder dreams encourages the dreamer to investigate their own personal boundaries or privacy around other people, relationships, work environments that need to be secured. People who have an agreeable disposition often have dreams about people breaking into their houses as they are unable to set limitation between you and the other people.

These people who are known to take advantage of nice people also have the ability to morph in your dream as an intruder. The intruder in your dream has more to do with setting up your own personal protection so you learn not to be taken advantage of in the future. But how do you do it?

How To Stop Intruder Dreams

By finding out in which aspects in your life you are “allowing in” the wrong set of people in your personal space that are taken you for granted. If you have exhausted this option you will then want to look into your inner world by examining your beliefs, ideas, behaviors or emotions that are causing stress in your life.

Home invasion dreams are very vivid and feels almost like a nightmare, however they contain a very important message that still remains unconscious to the dreamer. Whenever we secure doors or windows it tells us about the safety in our own home. Unfortunately someone has pushed their way into the comfort of your mind. Who could this be referring too?

Dreaming Of An Intruder With A Knife

To dream of an intruder with a knife represents an invasion of your personal space with aggressive force and hostility. Knives in dreams are symbolic in the sense they have the ability to “remove” or “cut” away things from the dreamer; the attacker may be related your unconscious emotional side, situations or people in your life that have hostility against you.

According to some theories the knife might be related to painful penetration that might be reflected a painful sexual undertone. Alternatively, these dreams might be related to unconscious fears of being attacked as nightmares serve as a benefit for the dreamer.

Dreaming Of An Intruder With A Gun

Dreaming with an intruder with a gun symbolizes hostility, aggression or an urge to forcefully hurt someone. If they are in your home with a gun it tells you about a “direct attack” that will result in a inner conflict. Guns in dreams often point to power and strength that a person, feeling or situation has control over you.

If the dreamer was shot by the gun indicates the emotional upheaval they will endure when this metaphorically attack occurs. Alternatively, theses dreams might be a result of unconscious fears of this event actually occuring in your life.

Fighting or Killing An Intruder In Your Dreams

Whenever the dreamer confronts an intruder in their dreams either by attacking or killing, represents removing or challenging this destructive threat. When this negative element gets too close to comfort (home), these aggressive behaviours or defensive action is required to handle this situation. Often times these emotions are unconscious and hidden within the dreamer.

Intruder Dream: Psychic Warning

In rare cases dreaming of a break in might be related to an actual house invasion. Dreams that predict life changing events tend to be more vibrant or vivid that resonates days after the dream – a gut or intuitive feeling that something is not right. If this is the case you would want to always secure the doors and windows in your house “just in case” this was a psychic dream. Find out how your dream will come true the next day.

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Cece
Cece
1 month ago

I had a dream where I was at work and a coworker who isn’t actually a coworker irl just someone I went to school with offered to bleach my hair. So he walks off and I eventually follow. My cousin kind of just appears and we walk out of the store where I work and into some type of park carnival. We’re walking around the rides looking for him and see this sketchy cholo dude. He comes up to me with a gun and puts it to my head and asks what hotel is the weekend concert being held at.… Read more »

James
James
1 month ago

I had a dream that I was laying in bed and heard sounds of people having sex. Someone threw water on me aiming for my feet. The water covered everything on the floor. I hit up and chased the person out of the house, which wasn’t mine. It appeared to be a cousin I hadn’t seen in a long time. He drove away in a very loud car. After he left, I felt a presence in the home with me. I tried to turn on a light but none worked. I felt someone or something grabbing at my neck. I… Read more »

Cemi
Cemi
2 months ago

I just has a dream where my husband had just left for work and i stepped out back for a cigarette. Mean while someone broke in. 3 people, 2 guys and a girl. I didnt recognize any of them. I had to carefully sneak back into the house to protect my kids. At first the intruders didnt have weapons or anything. One of the guys that had broke in was the main intruder. He seemed crazy and would tell me he loved me and wouldnt get out no matter how many times i tried to get them out. I tried… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Cemi
Romia
Romia
2 months ago

Hello, I just awoke from a dream where two men broke down my front door and tried to rob my house. I ended up getting one of the men’s wallets from him. Neither of them were armed and I could see their faces but couldn’t recognize them they seemed stoned and kind of stupid. Anyway, they go through my house and take all my cash and even my change jars. Then they go through my kitchen and take my food and Tupperware. I start laughing and don’t seem too worried because I don’t have much so it didnt seem to… Read more »

Sho
Sho
2 months ago

I am asleep in my bed with my soon to be husband and his daughter calls my phone but I can’t find it in enough time to answer. This wakes him up. Then a crushed empty bottle of water gets thrown into the room and goes under the bed. We are in the very bedroom my mom and dad slept in when I was a child growing up. My beau says to me, “again, that’s twice in a row” and goes on his hands and knees to pick it up and my mind instantly goes to how it rolled in… Read more »

Robin
Robin
2 months ago

My dream started with my dresser drawer opening on its own. Very slowly. I’m laying in bed watching this happen. Then I see and hear a shadow man walking down the hallway towards our bedroom. I could hear his feet sloshing, like walking in water. My husband jumps up and chases the shadow down the hall. He comes back to the bedroom and tells me someone broke in. I turned toward the bay window in our bedroom and pulled the curtain back and there he was, staring right at me making lewd gestures. I got angry and studied his face… Read more »

Brittany
Brittany
2 months ago

My dream/nightmare started as me thinking about an escape plan in case of an emergency of the house I was in, which wasn’t my own. The house was a spin off of mine currently and the house I grew up in as a child. Next thing I remember is I was I laying in bed and I heard the door lock. Which was a smart front door, someone put in the wrong code, 70something. It made an error noise saying it was the wrong code. Then I saw my mother, unlock the front door, I heard a scream and she… Read more »

Chrissy
Chrissy
3 months ago

My dream began with my brother and I home along with my grandmother. I think I was sitting down and then all of a sudden I had a certain urge to check the door to see if it was locked. As I am checking the door, it started twisting. This is where I started freaking out. I told my brother to check the other door and I grabbed two knives. My grandmother was sleeping I think at this point. All of a sudden, we are upstairs and I vividly remember these windows being open and we never closed them. It… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by Chrissy
Emma
Emma
3 months ago

Hi! I don’t ever usually have dreams such as these. But my fiancé and I are moving into a new apartment soon with our one year old daughter and I’m going to have another one in august. The dream consists of someone (the face is blurred) somehow prying the front door unlocked as I try and take both kids out the back door to get away from them. They usually have a knife with them, and it’s super dark outside; but it’s ONLY when my fiancé is closing up at work.

BingBong
BingBong
5 months ago

I was in my bedroom. The same thing had happened to a housemate earlier, so I didn’t expect it to happen to me. Some guy broke in and was sleeping in my bed with his head on my shoulder, and a gun underneath his beanie. I didn’t recognize that it was an intruder, I thought it was my boyfriend. When I woke up and realized it was an intruder, he was asleep. So I shot him 3 times in the head and had to drag his body to the doorway before I could go into hysterics, screaming and crying. Nobody… Read more »

Neekz
Neekz
6 months ago

I have had this dream multiple times in one night. The home invasion starts with my sister & I sitting in my bedroom (the only people home) and we hear someone enter the house. Immediate response was to hold my bedroom door closed as they walked up the stairs as we suspected they just wanted to steal stuff & didn’t have profound intentions. As they reached the bedroom door they asked us to come out the bedroom to which I responded something along the lines of ‘No, I don’t want to, you’re going to hit me’, there was a bit… Read more »

arif
arif
7 months ago

my father asked me to take something from the car outside at 1.30am. so i was hesitant at first, i felt something wrong but i still went outside. when i went outside a group of men(i think ≥ 6, immigrants i believe) rushed towards the door but instead they targeted me. i wanted to fight back but there were too many of them and i was surrounded. then i was knocked by someone to make me unconscious but i remained conscious. i was drag outside and i felt my phone in my pocket. when they left me outside i wanted… Read more »

Last edited 7 months ago by arif
emc
emc
7 months ago

So my dream started with me, my mom, and my brother trying to go to sleep in a very thin walled house. We could hear all the noises of outside. The doors were locked but there was a window that had metal bars around it. This lady came in with a crowbar and pried it open. I stood up and grabbed a piece of the metal and started to hit her as she just stood there smiling. She then pulled a gun and pointed it at my mom. I hit her again with the metal and she dropped her arm… Read more »

jackyoooi
jackyoooi
8 months ago

There was a black dog barking in my living room and I was wondering why it was barking then it stopped. Next to him was a sliding door window and I saw it was slightly open then a group of 3 men showed up and entered my room which was a hotel apartment. I screamed but nobody hears me. I screamed at the dog to bite them but the dog stopped moving like he was hypnotised. Two of the 3 men looked alike. They were asking me for money but I said I didn’t have any. The 3rd person grabbed… Read more »

jackyoooi
jackyoooi
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8 months ago

Update (the day after this dream): I met a cute black pug and 2 exes in a bar on the same night then 4hrs later another ex (that I have not talked to for a while) liked one of my videos in my social account. Bizarre!!

Jess
Jess
8 months ago

Hi, my dream was that. I moved into a new flat and I was partying with my friends then a group of “chavs” broke into my house and then after they broke in more and more uninvited guests kept piling in. I was trying to push them out and aggressively confronting them. But they wouldn’t leave they just sat in my floor. I felt very frustrated.

Please help me understand what this means.

Bang
Bang
8 months ago

So my dream was weird the intruders were 4-6 people and they used a drill to drill open a big hole next to my door so the door could open once the door opens i attack with a metal rod i have irl i hit one of them.(only saw the top of his head)and then as i come out i see one of the intruders and its a person i know irl(good kid but he hangs around the wrong crowd so he thinks he is a gangster) and so i talk to him and another kid which i have never… Read more »

jackyoooi
jackyoooi
8 months ago

If you so kindly interpret my dream, thank you in advance! Me and my faceless housemates were in a house arrest while unidentifiable intruders (of at least 2) from outside the house were trying to enter the house. At first, the leader tried to lure me out by holding my unidentifiable boyfriend hostage. The boyfriend had no left arm and right leg. Somehow, I got back into the house and locked every door. The leader tried to knock one door down without success until he slipped through underneath the doorstep and got in. Me and my housemates tried hitting him… Read more »