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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Jelly
Jelly
1 day ago

i had a dream I went to school and there was the teachers getting phone calls to stay inside classes and hide due to an intruder on sight , this wasn’t my actual school irl. It was actually a local shopping center I go to and some parts were a school. My brother and mum were waiting in the parking . We got the clear that they left so I went upto the car to go home because it stressed me out a lot. Before I got to the car the “intruder” was right there and my brother came up… Read more »

Megan
Megan
16 days ago

last night i had a dream i was watching an AFL match outside on my childhood street, it was weird, neighbors had their own tv’s set up on the pedestrian path with their couches infront of them, myself included, i walked back to a house (it definitely wasnt my childhood home) and as i walked around the back towards the back door, their was a window next to the door & i saw 3 figures wearing clown masks poke themselves out into view through the window, they saw me and i saw them, i then went to make a run… Read more »

Yve
Yve
21 days ago

But what if the dream is re-occurring and the intruder was already in my house long before I saw them??? What does that mean?

marie
marie
Reply to  Yve
20 days ago

i had the same dream, i saw someone in a window already in my house

Eva
Eva
24 days ago

I just had a dream that my mom and I came back home to find out door cracked open. She looks inside while I stay in the car with my dog. She doesn’t fond anything and walks back to the car pointing at her phone. I nod my head and she gets back in the car. Then a tall guy unarmed with joker makeup on walks out in anger. Mom asks me what to do and I said drive out and hit him. We tried to hit him but he kept escaping around the car. Then I woke up.

Lydia
Lydia
1 month ago

This morning I was dreaming that I was in my living room with my young daughter and two of my kindergarten students standing behind me. As I walk towards the front door two men in leather jackets walk in unarmed. I’m started and surprised, As they continued to walk in the house, my brother in walks in and points a gun at them. Somehow i’m outside trying to call police on my cell phone and my two kinder boys come out crying saying it was by bad. I tell them to come to me and ask about my daughter I… Read more »

Surge
Surge
1 month ago

I had a dream where I was with a babe in bed ready to go to bed and the babe & me heard a loud noise upstairs. I said “wait let me get my knife” but she went on ahead of me. A dusty old white bearded type had a score to settle and was shouting for me as he lowered down the stairscase. I acted as I was going to reason with him, calming him down, when I got close enough and as he let his gaurd down I started to knife him. It wasn’t until he was cursing… Read more »

cat
cat
2 months ago

yesterday I had a dream that I was downstairs and it was raining I opened the back porch door I overheard one of the adults standing inside by the door saying “I’d rather be shot” then there was a man outside the door and he shot the other man with a hand gun I slammed the door shut locked it and me and my sisters fan for the upstairs we locked the bedroom door then I woke up.

PLS, Could anyone, interpret this??
PLS, Could anyone, interpret this??
2 months ago

So this is almost near the end of my dream but me and my sister were heading back home during the night, and we got close to our house but then it felt as though something was surrounding us or behind us, and so I didn’t want stick around, god forbid whatever my feeling was had a weapon or something so I just dashed for it. I immediately dragged myself and my sister inside our house and the intruder was getting so close, but I closed the first part of our front door and locked it in time before he… Read more »

HJHJLK
HJHJLK
2 months ago

Today I had a weird dream that i had a friend which i dont recognize and my brother and her Unlce and 2 other people one girl and one boy I think was trying to break in and kill me for some reason. I saw him walking up to my front door. And the door was open which i was trying to close but he was grabbing it and pulling it open until he came in. I dont remember much. I then tried to get knife and kill him and we wrestled a little, but I stabbed him a couple… Read more »

cat
cat
Reply to  HJHJLK
2 months ago

that is crazy

Swags
Swags
3 months ago

I recently had a dream of looking out my window to see that the front gate was open, then two people entered through an unlocked front door. there was a confrontation but i remember not being afraid, i think i grappled with one before i became aware that it was infact a dream and as soon as that awareness washed over me, the other grabbed me and held me down and began whispering something in my ear before I was yanked out of my dream. But i couldnt hear what they said to me and it annoys the balls out… Read more »

Cece
Cece
5 months 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
5 months 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
6 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 6 months ago by Cemi
Romia
Romia
6 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
6 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
7 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
7 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
7 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 7 months ago by Chrissy
Emma
Emma
7 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
10 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 »