Having a dream of an intruder portrays an unintegrated part of you that is unacknowledged, yet seeks access into your 'house.' Since the house represents your inner architecture, dreaming of an intruder can symbolize the need to accept and find compassion for a part of you that may be in hiding. These types of dreams are common when early family dynamics may have labeled you a blacksheep in some way. While you grow to become an empowered and caring human being, some part of you may still need to be resurrected and 'allowed in.' This is described more in detail under Shadow.