The people in your dreams
Most of the time the people you dream about are familiar: they’re family, friends, people you work with, characters you read about or see on TV, or folks from your past such as your third grade teacher or an old love. Sometimes the people you dream about can be surprising or even startling. Why would you dream about your boss riding a camel to the Sphinx? These various people show up to teach you different things about yourself or your life situation. Although occasionally these folks appear as themselves, most of the time they’re symbolic of something else altogether.
Most often the people in your dream represent:
1. Some aspect of your personality or behavior projected onto other people, or
2. Some general quality or situation personified by the actor