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Did You Dream About an Argument? Here's What It Means

Whenever an interesting dream vision like an argument makes an appearance in dreams, it can have many possible explanations.

Below are 3 different ways of interpreting dreams about your dream topic from our dream guides.

Which of these insights makes the most sense for your dream?

What does an argument 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 having an argument often signifies internal conflict or self-doubt. The meaning isn't likely to be quite so simple, however.

You may be struggling with decisions or feelings and this is manifesting in your dreams as an argument. On the other hand, witnessing an argument in a dream could indicate that you are refusing to take sides in a real-life conflict or it could reflect your feelings of being caught in the middle of a tense situation. Both scenarios suggest a need for resolution and peace in your waking life.

An argument is complex and fascinating dream symbol to interpret. To really know without any doubts, I would have to take a deeper dive into the dreamer's life story and mindset.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of engaging in an argument may symbolize an internal struggle, a manifestation of the Freudian concept of the conflict between the id, ego, and superego.

We can take this reasoning to another level: It could represent a clash between your instinctual desires and moral or societal constraints. Witnessing an argument, on the other hand, may indicate a projection of your own internal conflict onto others, a form of Freud's defense mechanism, displacement. It could also signify a sense of helplessness or avoidance in the face of conflict. Both scenarios underscore a need for reconciliation and equilibrium in your conscious life, a resolution of the psychic tension that Freud referred to as 'unresolved complexes'.

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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 having an argument can be a spiritual signal of inner turmoil, a reflection of the soul's struggle between light and shadow. It may represent a spiritual journey where you are wrestling with your higher self and lower self. Witnessing an argument in a dream, on the other hand, may symbolize your spiritual observer self, watching the play of duality in the world. It can also be a call to mediate or bring peace in a situation, reflecting your role as a peacemaker in your waking life. Both scenarios point towards the need for inner harmony and spiritual balance, a call to integrate the polarities within and bring about a state of inner peace.

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So whose dream analysis works the best for you?

Which interpretation of an argument makes the most sense for your dream vision?

Only you can say for certain. Remember that our dreaming mind can be a convoluted puzzle. Just about any dream image can reflect many different meanings — or result from multiple forces in our waking life.

Got a better analysis for dreams about an argument you can add? Contribute your own ideas in the comments at the bottom of this page.

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