Jealousy – Dream Meaning and Symbolism


At some point in life, you must have been jealous of someone. After all, this is a spontaneous human reaction, although not always positive.

We are often jealous of the attention that someone we love gives another person. Or the prestige that a co-worker is receiving in our place. We are jealous of our loving partner, our parents, siblings or friends. We can feel jealous even of our pet!

Silly jealousies, which come and go quickly, are acceptable. But when that feeling becomes obsessive, it can be very damaging to our lives.

If you dreamed that you were jealous, it could be related to your fear of losing someone you love or a lack of trust in a boyfriend or husband.

Also, according to psychoanalysis, jealous dreams have to do with an unresolved situation with parents, which makes someone feel insecure about the person they love. Is that your case?

When jealousy crosses the line, even therapy is advisable to learn how to deal with that feeling. But, what happens when jealousy appears even in your dreams? Let’s take a look at this and help you understand what it means to dream with jealousy.

Jealousy And Insecurity: The Dream Message

If you have had a strange dream, in which you have had a crisis of jealousy, even if it is not in your nature, it is important to try to analyze the meaning and the messages hidden in that dream.

Generally speaking, the meaning of dreaming of jealousy has to do with (sometimes unreal) fears of loss. The stronger the feeling, the greater the intensity of the jealousy. Whether in real life or in dreams.

To understand what that means, try to review details of that dream – where did it happen, who were you with, what situation aroused your jealousy?

It is possible that, in producing this dream, your subconscious is sending an alert for you to correct an immature and childish behavior that you have shown in your closest relationships. Not necessarily in loving relationships, but with people in general – friends, siblings, children, etc.

To better understand, let’s know the meaning of some more common cases of jealous dreams.

Dreaming You’re Jealous Of Your Boyfriend

This dream shows an excessive concern that you have to please the person you love. It indicates that this feeling of insecurity and fear of losing can lead you to behave differently from your usual: either very solicitous, attentive or very passive.

The hidden advice in this dream is: it is not worth changing your personality to please anyone. In addition, dreaming about boyfriend jealousy can be an alert for you to put yourself first in your life. After all, the more you value yourself, the better it will be for your relationship.

Dreaming That You Fight Because Of Jealousy

You Fight Because Of Jealousy

If in your dream, you are fighting or arguing because of someone’s jealousy, there is some area of ​​great insecurity in your life.

It may not necessarily be about a husband, boyfriend, but a warning that, in some part of your life, you are not giving yourself the necessary value.

Try to assess the extent to which you are proud of yourself or always need the attention and recognition of the other?

Dreaming Of Jealousy Crisis

This dream is a warning for you to try to police your feelings and reactions more. Don’t let any of your dissatisfaction lead to an explosion.

The reaction due to jealousy, even in the dream, shows that you are frustrated with the lack of recognition that you are receiving in some area of ​​your life. It is possible that you are increasing a situation or even creating “caramolettes” of something that doesn’t even exist. Take time to take care of yourself, without depending on anyone else.

Dreaming Of Jealousy Of The Husband (Wife)

This dream can have two interpretations, but both are related to caring for the relationship.

The first: you may be frustrated at not receiving attention or praise from your partner – and you feel devalued. That is why your unconscious is bringing this problem to the fore: to remind you that it is not in the other that you should seek appreciation, but within yourself.

The second: are you giving your partner due attention? Perhaps you are so focused on yourself that you do not realize that the other also needs care and affection. Changing attitudes can improve the situation for both sides.

Dreaming Of Jealousy Of Ex

This dream may indicate an unresolved problem in the past: a breakup that you haven’t been able to process properly, someone you don’t forget, even if you’ve already gone on to another one. On the other hand, it may be that this dream reveals a pattern of your behavior: you cannot let go of anything.

Even if you don’t want it anymore, you don’t accept the idea that someone else has something that was yours. Work on that feeling better, discover the root of that attitude and free yourself to live better.

Dreaming Of A Jealous Person

It may be that this dream is revealing that there is someone in your life who behaves like a possessive person. Your unconscious is sending a message that it is not healthy to live with so much pressure and demand.

But, it can also indicate that you are the one who has a possessive and obsessive behavior that is bringing suffering into your life, even if you don’t even notice it immediately.

Whatever the case, are we going to work at the root of all this insecurity and demands? Also beware of negative people around you so they don’t steal all your energy.

Dreaming Of Child Jealousy

Child Jealousy


This dream reveals that you have great insecurity within you. It also indicates that you often act immaturely in relationships, whether loving, family or among friends. To better understand, remember that a child always requires attention, not least because he is still dependent on care. But, an adult does not.

This is the message that this dream brings you: grow up and put aside childish attitudes.

On the other hand, the dream of a child may indicate that you feel devalued by someone who represents the father / mother figure in your life. The need for approval is bringing up these issues in a dream form.

Dreaming Of Jealousy At Work

Jealousy At Work

This dream shows that you are feeling pressured and overwhelmed in your work (or on a specific project), which makes you feel that you are not receiving the necessary recognition.

Try not to take professional problems personally. To be valued, you need to give yourself more value and trust your ability more.

Dreaming That You Are Not Jealous

In principle, this dream seems to indicate that you are a self-confident and well-resolved person. However, the hidden message is that you are a little afraid to get involved and, therefore, remain very controlled in relationships.

Being jealous is not very positive, however, the total absence of this feeling can mean that you are not really giving yourself away. Look for balance – in love, friendship or family relationships – and be happy!

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