This Is What It Means When You Dream About Calling The Wrong Number

As mundane as it may seem, oftentimes, speaking on the phone can be super awkward. Calling family and friends is fine (on a good day), but talking to customer services to fix a trivial problem can end up in chaos for some. When you think about it, though, speaking on the phone is a strange interaction: You can't see the person you're talking to, and sometimes you can't even hear what they're saying if the line is breaking up.

What's even worse is when you call the wrong number. Sure, you can put down the phone at any time, but you end up feeling obliged to apologize about the inconvenience which can often lead to an even more awkward conversation as both parties try to figure out exactly what's going on.

It's the ultimate nightmare situation. But what about when you actually dream of it happening? Here's what you need to know about when you dream of calling the wrong number.

Unsurprisingly, dreaming about calling the wrong number stems from problems with communicating

According to dream psychologist Ian Wallace, dreaming about calling the wrong number "suggests that a logical way of communicating with someone [...] is not really working anymore," according to Best Life Online. It can also be a sign that "a specific personal behavior used when being with a particular person" may not be working, either. Wallace also notes that calling the wrong number "is also experienced in dreams about computers and calculators where the dreamer keeps pressing the wrong buttons." According to the psychologist, "this reflects that what they are doing in waking life just doesn't add up."

It seems that dreaming about calling the wrong number stems from your connections to people more than anything else, as Dream About Meaning notes. It could be your subconscious telling you that for some reason you're not able to effectively communicate with someone.

There's also the possibility that the dream is rooted in something more personal, like feeling rejected by your friends, family, and society in general, according to Dreams Directory. Or that you even feel stuck in a situation, and your subconscious is trying to tell you to change it.