Dreams About a Coworker – Meaning and Symbolism

Many knowledgeable people who deal with a dream symbolism in some way, shape or form, say that dreams are so important for humans since they are those special states where our body, thoughts, and spirit are merged into one.

This is the process that goes something like this – our human mind makes a dream or has a dream, and its material is in fact provided from the experiences that we have in our everyday life or in the state when we do not sleep, but we are awake. Just experiences that we have felt can make a place in a dream world, even if we are not aware that we had those experiences.

And one of the most relevant aspects that we should all know is the fact that in us, as human beings, there are two personalities – one that comes from the waking state and the other that comes from our dreams.

These two are always connected in one and make complete human beings, but the fact is that we cannot always understand what our dream world is telling us. Often times, we think that if we dream, for example, a certain colleague that he is the source or cause of your problems, and the truth is much more complicated.

We often dream about people who we see every day, like family members, or coworkers, but we can be really confused if we dream someone from work, which we do not like, but the dream is, for example, very sexual.

What does this dream mean, and how can we know what does the dream world has to tell us?

Meaning of dreams about a coworker

If you dream of your job and the people you work with, and the dream is mild, in it there is nothing that is out of the ordinary rhythm then the dream about coworker can just be a recap of one of your typical days.

But, if in that dream with a specific coworker, there is something out of usual rhythm and if something unusual happens, look for a deeper meaning.

If a dream you are having is in some way related to the work you do, there can be many things in its roots, from anxiety over a project that you have not yet finished, to worry about interpersonal relationships at work.

But the dream about a coworker can have even wider meanings – it can be transferred to other parts of your life, in all places where you are surrounded by people and where you have some obligations.

The symbolism of dreams about a coworker

If a dream that you had about a coworker, it can be an indication that you are about have some trouble at your workplace, and this is true in the case when you feel uncomfortable besides that coworker.

The problem in real life does not have to be connected to that specific college, but it can be at work in general.

Namely, you will encounter obstacles in the business you are dealing with, and you will need to make a great effort to achieve what you want, and the depths of your mind are telling you that that process is not going to be easy.

This dream can also be an indication that you need to pace yourself with a lot of patience, and you will need it in real life.

If in your dream about a coworker there is something that disturbs you, and both of you are found in an unusual situation, this can be a symbol that you are suppressing some feeling about that person, or that you feel that he or she wants to tell you something, but it cannot do it.

If the scenario goes in the direction that you sense that between you and your coworker there is some kind of sexual tension, passion, or you feel that something unusual is happening, it is a completely different story.


This may be the symbol that you feel that your coworker is attractive, and this is the most obvious symbol, but it can also mean something else – it can be a sign that you cannot be yourself in front of that person and that you are suppressing a certain feeling – it does not have to be sexual feeling or passion, it can be anger or rage, sorrow or pain.

It can even be a feeling of love and admiration or even deep respect that you do not even know you have toward that person (coworker).

If in a dream you have sex or any kind of intimate relationship with a coworker it means that you are in some sexual role with a dreamer, can point to a sexual tension at work, that someone is sexually attracted to you or vice versa.

However, such substances can also emphasize the boundaries with colleagues who place between work and satisfaction that may have been crossed in a certain way and maybe who have a bad feeling about it, or you just feel uncomfortable.

If you have a dream about a coworker and you two are arguing in a dream, it can be a real indication that you have unfinished business and that all that such confusion can be a product of stress.

Dream symbolism speaks of that shift that you need to make – maybe you have let the work violate you to the extent that all that suppressed feelings found their way out through dream world.

A dream in which you make love with a boss or some of your coworkers most often means that you would like to develop the professional and leadership skills that admire them. Rarely these dreams are connected to a true sexual desire; rather they speak of something else.

Do I have to be worried?

Most of the time, people are worried when they dream of having sex or being intimate with coworkers (that in the majority of cases they do not even see as attractive). People are often worried because of this, and they feel the tension.

If you have a dream about having sex with your coworker, it is not anything to be worried about, and it does not necessarily mean that the person you are really attracted to be really attracted to.

In the majority of cases, this particular dream is about your desire to have some of the qualities or success that your coworker has.

In the worst case scenario, according to dream symbolism, it can mean that you either have some tension about a particular college, and you are unable to speak of those feelings, or you feel that that coworker has something hidden, but is not saying.

In this sense, you should be worried and investigate and examine your business relations, not just with the colleague from your dream, but with all coworkers.

What should I do if I had this dream?

First of all, you should not panic, or you will make your life even harder – you should not transfer tension from a dream to reality. You can develop even more uncomfortable feelings, and in this way, you will distract yourself from the true issue, by focusing on the most obvious “problem” that is not the problem at all.

If you have such dreams, note when they happen so you can determine if there is any system in it – is it just one coworker, or is it changing, is that dream comes in series, or you just had one that made a lasting impression?

Once again, it’s important to be aware that since you see this person every day, it’s not unusual for you to dream about it, this is very clear.

When you get all these answers, it is mandatory to evaluate your goals in your workplace, but also in life – the dream of coworker can just be a manifestation of a certain tension that you have. It truly does not have to be related to your job at all.

It can be connected to you and your life in general – if there is any sexual connotation in a dream, it does not have to be your sexual tension. It is usually a manifestation that you need to solve something that you are not happy about, but that you are suppressing.


If we know that dreams are just the reflections of our awakening experiences in a new form, but it does not have to be a literal correlation, but it has a connection, there is no doubt about it.

To dream of a colleague can have and does not have to have the same meaning, or to be more specific to be can be connected to that person, or does not have to, depending on the circumstances of a dream itself.

So, one version of a dream with a coworker is a manifestation of a tension that you are having at your (probably) workplace, or in some other environment where you are surrounded by people, and you are close to them. In this sense, this is an indication that you are about to expect problems that will come into your life because you haven’t solved them on time, and now there is no escape.

This means that your work is waiting for difficulties to be addressed.

It is important to be patient all the time in order to solve your problems.

And even it does not have to mean that you have to face that coworker, but it can merely mean that you must change yourself and relation toward something that bothers you (in most cases coworker is just apparent manifestation of a problem in reality).