What are teenager dreams about?

This symbol is identified by words like teenager and adolescent.

Teenagers in dreams is a uncommon dream symbol, occuring in about 0.6% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 150 dreams.

What are the major highlights of teenager dreams?

Teenagers is an interconnected dream symbol. Having teenagers in a dream changes the dream more than most other dream symbols.

Teenager dreams are friendly

Dreams of teenagers have greater increase of friendly interactions within the dream than most other dream symbols. While not all dreams of teenagers will be friendly and they can also contain aggressive interactions, dreams of teenagers are more likely to have friendly interactions than most other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include safety, hosts, eyes, cubes, constructing, warriors, unconscious minds, canoes, touch, and opening.

Teenager dreams are very social

Dreams of teenagers contain more characters than most other dream symbols. While dreams are often about other people and social relationships, dreams of teenagers are especially related to having lots of characters. Other symbols that are like this include snakes, general family, zombies, actors, seeing a dead relative, coworkers, friendly interactions, horses, grandmothers, and spiders.

What symbols less present in dreams of teenagers?

How does the dream symbol of teenagers affect the different aspects of a dream?

Explore different elements related to dreams of teenagers

Who is in teenagers dreams?

Overall, dreams with teenagers are much more related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of teenagers are more related to different roles, much more related to distant people, and more related to close people than dreams in general. They are less related to insects and less related to fantastic beings.


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What are the emotions in teenagers dreams?

Overall, dreams with teenagers are more related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of teenagers are much more related to happiness, more related to sadness, and more related to grief and sorrow than dreams in general.


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Who is in teenagers dreams?

Overall, dreams with teenagers are aren't really related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of teenagers are more related to home and more related to human places than dreams in general. They are less related to work.


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Natural places

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What happens in teenagers dreams?

Overall, dreams with teenagers are aren't really related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of teenagers are more related to friendly interactions and more related to sex than dreams in general.

Aggressive interactions

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Friendly interactions

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How do teenagers in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?

Overall, dreams with teenagers are aren't really related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of teenagers are much more related to recurring dreams, more related to recurring nightmares, and more related to waking life than dreams in general.

Lucid dreams

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How do teenagers in dreams related the senses?

Overall, dreams with teenagers are aren't really related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of teenagers are more related to taste than dreams in general. They are less related to smelling.


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How can you make sense of teenagers in dreams?

Teenager dreams are uncommon. Among other things teenager dreams are positively interconnected, friendly, and very social.

Do you think this is true for your dream of teenagers? How might your dream of teenagers be different?

All dreams have meaning

You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.

Look for the differences

The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience teenagers in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.

Return to the feelings

Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about teenagers in dreams. See how you feel about teenagers now, in your waking life.

What are possible meanings for dreams of teenagers?

The first consideration for the symbolic use of a teenager-character in a dream is that it is related to qualities and perceptions of teenagers, such as that they’re rebellious, impulsive, rowdy, mischievous, moody, and immature. Teenagers can also be daring, optimistic, and free-thinking.

Those associations have myriad ways to be used in dream stories. For example, you dream about a teenager disobeying her mother, symbolizing a situation at work where you rebel against the direction of a supervisor. Or you dream about fighting with a teenager after an incident the day before when a bad attitude took you over and made you surly. The teenager represents your attitude.

A teenager in a dream can symbolize someone pushy and disruptive no matter how old the person is. The symbolism is based on how he or she acts.

A teenager can symbolize the courage to go in a new direction or start fresh. See: Heroes

As an adult it’s easy to forget what you were like as a teenager, especially the idealism you felt. As a teenager you have ideas about the person you want to be as an adult and the ways you are going to live your life and even change the world. Then you turn around years later and realize the world changed you, and the idealism you espoused ran up against the wall of reality.

Dreams can remind you of what you used to believe by putting you into a story among groups of teenagers. It can be hard to admit to yourself that you are disappointed in your inability to achieve what you once thought you could. Your dreams won’t let you forget—maybe it’s not too late. Groups of teenagers can symbolize the roots of your sociability, how you act in groups, the persona you adopt, the roots of anxieties and fears, and how you think people react to you. See: Anxiety, Groups

Take the idea further and a teenager in a dream can symbolize idealism versus reality. Teenagers, generally, think they can do anything. It’s a great mindset, and as adults we need that can-do attitude, but you learn what your limits and constraints are.

The new life that begins at puberty—no longer a child, not yet an adult—continues as long as you deal with the same issues and questions, no matter how old you are. For example, for the rest of your life, fitting in with people is likely to be a theme, and when it is, your dreams can show you among teenagers as a way of pointing toward the source of your present thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and patterns.

The same idea applies to many areas and aspects of life: dating, sex, work and study habits, attitudes, addictions. No matter what age you are, your dreams will take you back to when things began and even show you as that age.

Of course, if you are an adult and deal with teenagers, you are likely to dream about them. And if you are a teenager, then teenagers are your peer group and you will dream about them.

A common perception is that teenagers think they know it all and don’t want some doesn’t-get-it adult telling them what’s up. This perception of teenagers can be used by dreams to symbolize situations where someone doesn’t listen, or thinks he knows it all. And it cuts both ways. Sometimes teens are right to tune out adults who try to tell them the facts of life.

To better understand the dreams of teenagers, see: Archetypes, Hero.

See also: Addicts, Anxiety, Boyfriends, Egos, Girlfriends, Groups, Heroes, Jobs, Parents, Prom, Sex, Schools, Students

This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.

Examples of dreams of teenagers

Read some real dream reports of teenager dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.

I think I had a dream of a past life.

TW: Domestic violence and murder.


This was about 3 years ago but it still plays on my mind all of the time!

In my dream I was a teenager living with my mother and teenage sister. I should not that I don't have a sister close in age irl. There is over a 20 year age gap between my sister and I and it wasn't my real ;life mother and sister in the dream.

Back to the dream. We seemed quite poor. We lived in a small flat type house; it was above a shop maybe? I didn't see the outside of it so I can't be sure. It was open plan kitchen & living room.

My dream mothers boyfriend came over extremely drunk.
He started yelling and assaulting my mother in the kitchen while my sister and I kind of cowered in the living room.
the assault started getting really bad so my sister and I were crying and screaming for him to stop.
He knocked our mother unconscious, grabbed a knife and started coming towards us.
We attempted to make a run for the bedroom but he caught my sister and stabbed her multiple times in the stomach.
I reached the bedroom and tried jump over the bed to the open window to escape but he caught me before I had a chance.
He pushed me face down onto the bed, grabbed my hair to pull my head up and slit my throat.
I felt myself die. I started rising up above myself and saw my lifeless body laying on the bed.

in this moment I woke up saying "New Orleans 1843"
I tried googling murders during that years in the area but couldn't find anything.

I'm convinced this was a past life dream as it didn't feel like a regular dream.
It was so vivid and real!

TW: Domestic violence and murder.


This was about 3 years ago but it still plays on my mind all of the time!

In my dream I was a teenager living...

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This is kind of dark but i need help interpreting it because it's bothering me.

I dream pretty often but i usually don't remember them. This one happened last night and i remember it vividly. Upon going to sleep i was trying to have an astral experience (i've been playing with that idea for a while) but was unsuccessful. I did however have a very vivid violent dream.

In this dream, I was at home with my family. Not really abnormal since that's where I live. But my Dad said something that upset me greatly. I don't even remember what he said. (now we don't have a great relationship irl but it's not a terrible one either. just very distant) and what happened after is the concerning part. I proceeded to fight him. It moved into the back yard, and i was chasing him down as he was running from me, landing blow after blow. I could very clearly see huge black bruises and some blood dripping from the side of his head. Once the fight ended we were in the front yard, he called the police and our neighbors across the street (who were different people from our actual neighbors. these people were younger, maybe 20 some odd year old black women. i think i work with one of them. our real neighbors are a 70 year old white woman and her 50 year old son.) the ladies came over and checked on me to make sure i was okay. then it gets a little weird. the officer that showed up was one that i have spoken to before about some issues i've been having. (the short version is i talked to him about my anxiety and suicidal thoughts; don't worry about that i'm taking care of it) he arrived and talked to me for a bit, writing down my side in his notebook like he was taking my statement then left. An older officer who i didn't recognize and who i think was a sheriff arrived next and took both my dad and myself off to jail.

i've never had a dream like this before. I don't know what to make of it. My dad and i haven't had any kind of arguments or anything lately, he's never been abusive, i can name a handful of times that i felt like i wanted to smack the shit out of him but those are entirely a decade or so old and happened when i was just being a rebellious jackass teenager, and nothing ever actually happened. This is a very disturbing dream to me.

I dream pretty often but i usually don't remember them. This one happened last night and i remember it vividly. Upon going to sleep i was trying to have an...

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Altered reality? Or just a lucid dream.

Hi. I woke up about 6 minutes ago and had to write this down somewhere. This dream has left me feeling very off about the place I'm in right now to the point where I'm not sure what's real and what's fake. I'd like to know what you all think this might be about!

In this dream, everything was normal. I'm a teenager with a single mom so it was just me and her sitting on her bed with a show going on the TV and us both writing stuff on our tablet/phones. After awhile, she gets up to go to the kitchen and the dogs follow her. I stay in there for a bit and watch the tv, talking to some friends. While talking to them they keep bringing up really weird things happening in the news, like a new Virus. Or how Corona is going to take over everything. It was odd, things they'd never talk about expecially not in our games.

Telling them I'm gonna log off and go help my mom in the kitchen, they get really mad at me and start threating me almost in a warning way. Like "if you leave us right now something bad us going to happen to you" kind of things. But I shrugged it off and left anyways.

Going to my kitchen I started noticing things that are different, just tiny things. Like my dogs sitting in places they don't normally sit, or some spots missing off of they're fur. Or how my bedroom door was first in the hallway, and the second was the bathroom. (that's switched irl). I sat down at the counter and started talking to my mom who was washing dishes, her asking if I'm noticing anything weird..almost like she was there to prompt me TO see if anything was off. Like a NPC in a video game. After that I really started to notice things. Like a dog bark from a dog eating a bone. Or a song coming from nowhere. But again, I shrug it off and ask my mom what I can do to help. She says she wants my dishes from my office, so I go. (The way my office is set up, it has this small hallway initially that leads to a closet,and then there's a door that goes into the actual room.) So walking into the small hallway the first thing I notice is that the door to the closet is gone and it's just..covered in ants. The entire empty wall is just crawling with millions of ants. I shrug that somehow off and step into my office. Now, irl a couple of weeks ago the window there broke. It was gone. But here, it was still there. I remember feeling anger. alot of anger. Then stomping up to the window and pushing the glass out of its frame so it would fall to the ground outside and shatter..the only thing on my mind was so clearly "Break the System." Over and over and over again.

I started to get a headache from hearing that so I took my headphones and put them in..they werent connecting to anything but a song was playing. Just a normal song, playing as it should..but I started to notice the pronunciation in the words were off. Like just slightly distorted to sound wrong. So I listened for a little bit on my way back to the kitchen, but got tired of hearing the distortion so I went to unplug them from..whatever they were plugged into. Right as I go to unplug them it starts saying words. Like if you took a album and played all the songs at once that's what it'd sound like. But the only words I remember clearly are "Virus, death, hell, corona, scared, alternate, please". And then I woke up.

So all in all, it's got me questioning what real and what isn't
Or if this dream was a sign that I need to do something or that things are going to get worse. What if this was a warning, somehow?

TL;DR Dreamt of a world where everything was normal until I slowly started to see that it was not and it started to aggresively tell me it wasn't normal anymore.

Can I hear your thoughts about this? Thanks for the read!

Hi. I woke up about 6 minutes ago and had to write this down somewhere. This dream has left me feeling very off about the place I'm in right now to the point...

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I wanna know what this dream means?

Okay so, last night I had a dream. It was only for a couple of seconds but I’m so confused about it. Let me give you the explanation. I wake up (in the dream) and I look to the side of my bed (I have a queen size bed) and I see a woman, she had long blonde hair, blue eyes, and I think she was wearing a white night gown. But she was whispering something, I didn’t understand it so I replied, “huh?” And I woke up a couple seconds later, but I didn’t hear what the lady said.
My family is mostly Hispanic, I come from two Hispanic parents, and my family has black hair, also I think the woman was in her mid 20s maybe young adult? And I’m a younger male teenager irl. But I’m really confused about it, so can anyone help me out?

Okay so, last night I had a dream. It was only for a couple of seconds but I’m so confused about it. Let me give you the explanation. I wake up (in the dream)...

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Very odd, vivid dream that terrified me.

So, a week ago I had a dream that really stuck with me for some reason. I woke up around 1 in the afternoon (I work nights), with my heart still racing from it and feeling extremely anxious. I’m just trying to make sense of it.

In the dream, I had traveled by boat to this woodland-covered island in the middle of the lake that my parents live on/where I grew up. This island exists in real life. It’s about a mile long and maybe 100 yards wide, covered in woods with some native wildlife like deer, grey foxes, armadillos, raccoons, etc. This island sits directly across the water from my parents house, we can see it easily from our backyard. I used to take my canoe over there and explore this island a lot as a teenager. Also noteworthy: This island was the site of a very small summer camp sometime in the 1950s. You can still see the crumbled remains of what were once the camp kitchen and bunks, very simple wooden structures with a few rusted cot frames, misc trash and an old kitchen stove remaining. This island also was once home to a small herd of goats put there to help maintain vegetation on the island, but all had disappeared by the 90s. People camp on it occasionally.

Moving on to the dream! It was broad daylight outside, sometime in early afternoon I think. I went, for reasons unknown, to the island by boat. I don’t recall what sort of boat I was in. I think my husband was with me, but that detail is murky. I walked through the woods to the middle of the island where the old camp used to be. The kitchen mess hall is still standing, a wooden structure about the size of a doublewide trailer with no doors attached to the entrances or glass in the windows.

I go inside. There is no electricity, but I can the interior fairly well from the daylight coming through the open doorways/windows. Inside, it is littered with trash and nylon camping tents/piles of bedding where people have been sleeping there on the dirty wooden floor. There are 2 darkened rooms off each end of the main room. There are also several groups of people milling about inside, talking and laughing like this was just their hangout spot. Maybe 8-12 people total. I am drawn to a tent in the center of the room. It is partially unzipped, so I peek inside. It is empty except for a black plastic trash bag,and lying beside the trash bag is the decomposing body of 1 of my 4 cats. I become instantly filled with indescribable terror and run towards the doorway to leave.

As I try to leave, a young couple enter the doorway as the male half proclaims “alright let’s go cheat!” while leading his laughing female companion towards one of the darkened side rooms. I look back into the main room and see a large but rather skinny pink pig rooting around in the trash strewn about. The whole atmosphere was like a “trap house”, an abandoned building where homeless addicts congregate to squat and use drugs.

In terror, I proclaim “how can you all just sit in here with this dead, rotting cat like it doesn’t exist???” I was especially terrified over the body of my dead cat. I couldn’t even walk near the tent he was in. I remember hoping the pig would just eat his body so it would be gone.

My husband and I are forced to spend the night here. We chose a spot in the building far away from my dead cat. Upon awakening the next day, we make a hasty getaway. Suddenly the doorway has a flimsy screen door on it. I look around the main room once more before we go. The people are gone, but the pig is still there, rooting around in the trash on the floor. I say to my husband “we should leave the door propped open so the pig can get out”. Then we leave.

In reality, my cat is healthy and fine. He’s an indoor-only cat and my baby.

Can someone interpret this wild AF dream for me??lol

So, a week ago I had a dream that really stuck with me for some reason. I woke up around 1 in the afternoon (I work nights), with my heart still racing from it...

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