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Did You Dream About Quarrelling? Here's What It Means

When an interesting dream vision like quarrelling shows up in your dreams, it can have many possible interpretations.

Here are 3 insightful explanations of dreams about this dream subject from our dream analysis experts.

Which interpretation best explains your dream?

What does quarrelling 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 quarrelling points to things like internal conflict or self-doubt. But it's often a dream image with multiple nuances.

You may be grappling with a decision or struggling with personal issues.

It can also reflect real-life tension with the person you're arguing with in the dream. Witnessing a quarrel, by contrast, can indicate feelings of helplessness or being caught in the middle of a situation.

It can also symbolize your own internal conflicts, projected onto others. Both of these dreams suggest a need for resolution and peace, urging you to confront and address these issues directly.

Quarrelling is a somewhat difficult dream symbol to really clarify. To know confidently, I would need to take a deeper dive into the dreamer's past and current 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 quarrelling may indeed represent internal strife, but it can also be a manifestation of the Freudian concept of 'projection'.

This can be a multi-faceted dream symbol though — You may be attributing your own unacceptable thoughts or feelings onto another person. Witnessing a quarrel, conversely, might be an expression of the bystander effect, a psychological phenomenon where individuals are less likely to offer help in the presence of others. It could symbolize your reluctance to intervene in a real-life situation. Both of these dreams, in essence, are a call to action, urging you to confront your own feelings or to step up and take responsibility in a situation where you might have been a passive observer.

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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 quarrelling symbolizes a spiritual battle within, a struggle between your higher self and ego. It's a call to introspection, to identify and reconcile these conflicting aspects. The person you're arguing with may be a representation of a shadow aspect of yourself that needs healing. Witnessing a quarrel, however, suggests you're observing your internal conflicts from a distance. It's a spiritual nudge to become an active participant in your healing process, rather than a passive observer. Both of these dreams are divine signals to seek inner harmony and peace, urging you to confront, understand, and integrate these conflicting parts of your being for spiritual growth and self-realization.

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So whose dream interpretation works the best for you?

Which of the preceding explanations for quarrelling fits with your your dream experience?

Only you can say for sure. It's worth noting that our dreaming mind can be a complex thing to understand. Each and every object or image from a dream can reflect a wide range of meanings — or symbolize many different realities from our conscious lives.

Got a better dream interpretation for dreams about quarrelling of your own? Please consider adding your personal analysis to the comment area below.

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