The different people in our dreams, such as doctor, lawyer, business person or tramp, in general represent the different abilities, weaknesses or interests we have ourselves. Even if we know the ‘role model’ it still depicts that person’s quality or skill in ourselves. The only difference might be that our personal reactions to that particular doctor or schoolteacher, will also play a part. Roles often play an important part in our self image. Without an appreciated social role we may feel uncertain and ineffective. Maturity might require the acceptance that we are nothing, but can be many things.