2. Internal accountability and responsibility, often regarding work and business affairs.
3. Difﬁculties with authority or authority ﬁgures.
4. A need or desire to be more independent, self-sufﬁcient. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A boss may symbolize a parent, teacher, guardian, or supervisor... Christian Dream Symbols
To dream that you are afraid of your boss represents your apprehension and anxiety regarding those in power. You are not in control of your own destiny and you feel unable to change the course of your life. Perhaps this dream is mirroring the association that you have with your boss. This may suggest certain conflicts or matters that must be addressed in your place of employment.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you are afraid of your boss, means you feel like someone else is running your life or ordering you around.
If you were the boss, your dream reflects your self-confidence and ability to take charge of matters in your life.... My Dream Interpretation
(2) On the other hand - particularly if the boss is a man - he could be an authority figure symbolizing vour own super-ego (for super-ego).
(3) If vou are the boss in the dream, the one w ho is behaving in a masterful, bossy way, taking charge of things and giving orders, either the dream mav be show ing you what you are like in real life, and urging vou to relate differently to people, to be more gentle and receptive, more ready to cooperate (rather than command) or even to submit to another’s teaching or guidance, or it mav be asking you to be more
assertive than you are in real life. Provided you are honest with yourself, it should not be difficult to decide which of these alternatives applies to you.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
It is a symbol of a feeling of oppression and inferiority. The presence of the boss can be interpreted as an internal guide that neutralizes your instinctive impulses and makes you act more prudently.
The first books on dream interpretation were written by upper-class people. So, they said that this dream as a sign of incompetence. But if the dreamer was the boss himself, it augured a rapid rise of social prestige. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about your boss usually means you’re worried about problems at work or afraid of losing your livelihood.... Dreamers Dictionary
The ability to self-govern. Positive interpretation: positive masculinity, “ruler” over your own affairs. Seeing yourself as a chief is usually a wish-dream or a compensatory dream: you feel inferior and inadequate, or you are not making good use of your powers. According to Jung, it is usually the voice of the domineering, masculine side of us.
Folklore: Dreaming about your chief / boss is a sign of advancement and thereby prosperity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2. Drain of vitality, life force; often in a relationship.
3. Bad bargain has been made (as in “bargain with the devil”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
The vampire represents personal attributes or negative habits that drain energy and resources or cause emotional exhaustion.
If you are being attacked by a vampire, you may perceive yourself as a powerless victim. Interpreting this dream’s message may help you to identify the source of your negative feelings and helplessness. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If a man is afraid of sex—afraid his mother/lover will disapprove if he has any sexual feelings of his own—the fear and perhaps anger will sap any good feelings about sexual relationship. Such a man or woman, every time they have sex— because they still do not really wish to give of themself—feel bad after sex, perhaps sucked dry, even ‘dead’.
The fear or anger about not having a will of their own, and still emotionally dependent on mother/father, turns back upon them, depicted as the vampire. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The vampire image points to insufficient boundaries toward the world of shadows.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- Often the fear of emotional and sexual relationships can be represented in dreams as a vampire. Becausc the human being still has a fear of the unknown, ancient symbols that have represented this fear can still appear in dreams, ‘flic succubus and incubus preying on young people’s vital energy is often pictured as a vampire.
3- Life-threatening evil is represented by the vampire in dreams. However, it mav be that the dreamer has a rather fantastical outlook on the realms of evil and some reservation could be applied to their thoughts.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Someone or something figuratively sucking the life away from you a little at a time. This person or situation may be very appealing on the surface, but definitely has an agenda that isn’t in your best interests.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Fears, instincts, and primitive urges are producing a “cold” heart and depleting your strength. They will make your life difficult in the future—unless you can control them quickly. See Monster.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you yourself are a vampire represents how you use those around you. You are using everything you have to further your own goals.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The vampire or blood sucker is such a fearful figure that it is accepted as an embodiment of total negativity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The vampire may also be symbolic for someone who is addicted to drugs or someone in an obsessive relationship.
To dream that you are a vampire suggests that you are sucking in the life energy of others for your own selfish benefit. You may also wish to look up the meanings of “Dracula”, “Movie Character” and “Vampire Slayer”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
It is likely that this dream relates to some ambition which you subconsciously feel is immoral or unethical.
Talk it over with a competent friend or adviser.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A vampire in your dreams represents some aspect of your personality or way of being that has the potential to drain you of your vibrancy and energy. Because vampires can only move about freely at night, they are in the symbolic realm of the shadow. This indicates that whatever issues are robbing you of your vitality are hidden from your conscious awareness and must be examined with this in mind. What we keep in the shadow are parts of ourselves that we can’t accept and have difficulty integrating into our personal identity. Not doing so can suck the life force out of us until we face what we are resisting. As vampires are often portrayed as sexy or seductive, consider that the vampire may represent a situation or person in your life that seemed alluring at first but is now exhausting or depleting. There may be some habit, behavior, or emotional trait that is sucking you dry. Since vampires cast no reflection in a mirror, this may be a part of you that you are unable or unwilling to see directly. We often feel drained by responsibilities and the things we think we should be doing. You may want to become more aware of those things you are attached to in a negative way. Holding on to old attitudes and beliefs can be draining. Consider that it can be just as draining to avoid responsibilities that are legitimately yours.
It is the ignorant victim who foolishly leaves the window open and unwittingly invites the vampire to visit. Other internal vampires include neediness, self-doubt, lack of forgiveness, and judgments. All of these kill passion for life. Commit to emotional healing and your vampires will return to the grave where they belong.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
As creatures of darkness, vampires can particularly represent fears and anxieties arising out of our unconscious. Symbolically, a vampire is someone or something that sucks the life blood out of us. Alternatively, vampires can embody anxieties about our sexuality.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Vampires are often repelled by simple, natural things like daylight; they are also turned away by religious symbols in mythology.
Dreaming of these parasitic creatures can signify a number of things: that a part of your existence is having the life sucked out of it, that you need to take a closer look at the more tiresome aspects of your life and dispel the worries connected with them or that you need to employ some kind of self-protection or preservation. It may be that your partner is holding you back, or that your mother is trying to control every aspect of your life so that your energy is being drained away. It is also possible, but rare, that you are the one behaving in a parasitic manner and are subconsciously quite disturbed by it. Alternatively, to dream of seeing a vampire may indicate that you are feeling seductive, powerful and very sensual.
Werewolves and bats, like vampires, come out at night to suck people’s blood; just as vampires go through a metamorphosis to become bats, so too werewolves undergo a transformation from human beings during the full moon. It is thought that these creatures in your dream mean that there is something going on in your life that is awkward and difficult to deal with. To dream of a werewolf may also suggest that some part of your life is not what it seems. Both vampires and werewolves have been regarded as symbols of dark forces since medieval times. Both drain their victims of their vital essence. To imagine one or other of these creatures in your dream should be taken as a warning to distance yourself from someone in waking life who doesn’t have your best interests at heart. It could also refer to some activity or habit that is having a negative effect on you. Bear in mind that while werewolves are believed to have a particular preference for young women (suggesting dangerous sexual predators), vampires, their fanged fellow fiends of the night, are opportunistic killers who take their sustenance from any kind of human blood, be it a man’s, woman’s or child’s. So if you had a dream in which someone you know came too close for comfort before baring a set of needle sharp fangs, your dream may be alerting you to someone who is feeding off your energy, or else sponging off your fiancé and thriving at your expense.... The Element Encyclopedia