To dream of being helpless represents feelings about yourself or others having no chance to succeed on their own. Feelings about yourself being desperate. Not believing in yourself enough. Giving up too easily. Alternatively, it may be a sign that you are feeling sorry for yourself and giving up. Thinking of yourself as a victim.
Negatively, seeing helplessness in a dream may reflect people in your waking life that make you feel sorry for them. Feeling that you need to do things for people. A sign that you may benefit from letting others people figure out their problems on their own. Being too involved in other people’s problems. A warning dream about bad judgement.