There are types of recurring characters or archetypes in my dreams.
Agents are the characters that seem to be “in charge” and often appear as government agents or higher-up members of an organization.
Alphas are characters that are based on real people, but what they probably are actually like, not characters to help the narrative along.
Guides are characters that appear in dreams regarding “dream tech” that explain or show aspects of the dream space.
Observers are WEIRD. These are the characters that seem to be outside of the dream space or dream narrative that generally just watch what I’m doing. There is a particular creepy feeling that I associate with these characters.