Apart from that there is a big file or system of files dealing with what you inherited culturally about MAN, and also what you have absorbed from mother and other women. So the dream image is a communication between your waking awareness and those massive files of information, and dealing with a particular aspect of your life and development. As for the female male, and the male female, this is one of those lifetime areas of growth we each face and achieve in lesser or greater degrees.
Fundamentally we are without a particular gender, but in connection with our body we often have very marked female or male characteristics and responses to life.
Even if it is someone you know well, the dream image is never that person.
For instance, supposing we liken your memory to a huge filing system – rooms of it.It is certainly an image you have built out of your memories, your views of that person, your likes, dislikes and insights.The man is in general the polarisation of thought, of activity in the world, of invention and doing, even if you are a woman, you have these qualities that will probably be dreamt of under the image of a man.A way of cutting through to direct understanding is to use One of the simplest meanings a man in your dream has is that he portrays your relationship, your feelings about, or responses to, a relationship with a man.The man in your dreams in nearly always an aspect of your own feelings, hopes and fears.Your dreams tend to put all that in the image of the past person when you are dealing with the influences left in you from the relationship.