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Did You Dream About a Foreigner? Here's What It Means

When a curious dream-concept like a foreigner appears in your dreams, it can have many possible interpretations.

Here are 3 analytical explanations of dreams about this dream subject from our dream guides.

Which of these interpretations best explains your dream?


What does a foreigner mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about meeting a foreigner often symbolizes the unknown or unfamiliar aspects of your own personality. But it's not always such a simple interpretation.

It's a call to explore and understand these hidden parts of yourself. On the other hand, dreaming about being a foreigner in a different country represents feelings of being out of place or not fitting in. It could also indicate a desire for change, adventure, or personal growth. Both dreams encourage self-discovery and embracing new experiences.

A foreigner can often be a complex and intriguing dream object to offer a definitive opinion on. To really say for sure, I would have to get to know the dreamer's life story and circumstances.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Psychoanalyst,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of meeting a foreigner can be seen as a manifestation of the encounter with the 'Other' within oneself, a Freudian concept referring to unexplored or repressed aspects of the self.

The dream-symbol can have many permutations however. It's an invitation to delve into the unconscious and confront these elements. Conversely, dreaming of being a foreigner in another country can symbolize feelings of alienation or displacement, perhaps reflecting a sense of disconnection from one's own ego or societal norms. It may also signify a longing for transformation or liberation from the confines of the familiar. Both dreams, in essence, are a call for introspection and self-understanding, a journey into the labyrinth of the psyche.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of meeting a foreigner signifies a spiritual encounter with the uncharted territories of your soul. It's a divine invitation to unearth and embrace the unfamiliar aspects of your inner self. Conversely, dreaming of being a foreigner in a different country symbolizes a spiritual journey of self-discovery. It's a celestial message indicating feelings of disconnection from your current reality, urging you to seek spiritual growth and transformation. Both dreams are divine signals, guiding you towards a deeper understanding of your soul and encouraging you to embrace the spiritual adventure of self-discovery.

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So whose interpretation of the dream matches your dream?

Which interpretation above for a foreigner fits with your your dream experience?

Only you can say for sure. Remember that our subconscious mind can be a complex and multifaceted thing to understand. Just about any object or action in a dream can represent a long list of things — or result from multiple forces in our daily life.

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