Other people in our dreams are portraying us in some way. The boss often embodies your higher self as you explore the idea of self esteem that you have attributed to them. Sometimes they can personify aspects of your parents as you work to become more individualized, empowered and less critical of yourself. If you feel your boss is critical of you, they are appearing in your dream as a personification of your own self criticism. You may dream of a type of sexual encounter with a boss as a way of exploring the integration of your own power. See People.