What Does It Mean When You Dream About Someone Trying to Hurt You?

By on May 9, 2018

They say that dreams are your mind’s way of trying to tell you something — a message from the deep subconscious. Not everyone believes that, of course, but even those who believe dreams mean nothing at all, will still feel uncomfortable after waking from a bad one. 

Dreams of Being Attacked

Being attacked can mean in both a physical or a mental way — either full-on altercations with someone or being attacked in a verbal form, via internet trolling, for example. 

Both of these — physical altercations and cyber-bullying — can leave a person feeling victimised and as though the people around them are trying to attack them. If you are currently experiencing a similar situation in real life, your dreams could just be projected thoughts and fears — what you worry about happening in real life. 

In many cases, when you dream of being attacked, it isn’t because you are physically or mentally being attacked by someone else, but more that there is an ‘attack’ or battle going on within yourself. You could be battling with a lack of control, for example, which is making you feel vulnerable and almost prey-like. 

Being attacked in a dream could also mean that you are feeling defensive about something. Perhaps there is a little situation going on in your life that you feel like everyone else is trying to destroy, but you are trying to save and protect. One might feel this way when family or friends disapprove of a dating choice, or with other life decisions. 

Who Started It? 

When you take a look at the bigger picture, you may realise that it isn’t YOU being attacked, but rather someone else being defensive as a result of your attacking actions. If you started the attack, again, it doesn’t mean that you are going to physically attack someone, but more that you are self-sabotaging — giving everything up for the sake of a new relationship, perhaps? Self-sabotage can come in many forms, but if you feel conflicted about a situation, not knowing whether or not it is the right one for you, that could be the reason you are dreaming of being attacked. 

How Are You Being Attacked? 

The smaller components of a dream can often make up the bigger picture, so you will want to pay close attention to HOW you are being attacked in the dream, and not just by whom. 

Dreaming about being stabbed, for example, can often mean that you are going through a tough situation — stressful times. 

Dreaming about being stabbed in the back, on the other hand, can mean that you are stabbing yourself in the back — ignoring your own gut instinct or voice to do something that might not be a great choice for you. 

What Does It Mean When You Dream About Someone Trying to Hurt You? 1

Being chased in a dream can mean something else entirely from being stabbed. If someone is chasing you with the intention of attacking you (or that is what you believe), it could mean that you are running away from something you should be dealing with in a more head-on way. Maybe you are avoiding conflicts with friends because you just don’t want to ruin their relationship and tell them that their boyfriend is playing away? 

Who is Attacking You? 

Going back to the dreams of being stabbed, the person who is doing the hurtful action can portray a message. Being stabbed or attacked by a partner could mean that you feel betrayed by that person, although, it might not mean in quite the way you think. Yes, there is a chance that you feel insecure and suspect that your partner may be playing away, but there is also a bigger chance that your dream is trying to reflect a slightly different message. Maybe your partner is doing something that you don’t agree with, and you have decided to keep your mouth shut about it? Or you haven’t yet brought it up with him and are scared to? 

Again, dreams are usually a reflection of what is going on in our own REAL lives. It’s not a mirror image and shouldn’t be taken as such (you are probably not going to get physically attacked just because you have been in a dream), but if you just so happen to get weird dreams around the same time that you have a personal crisis, you’ve found your answer. 

Are you running away or avoiding something? It’s time to tackle it. 

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    Sharon

    September 17, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    I had a dream about a mechanic getting ready to attack me and using words like, I am frie ds with the cop, you can’t do nothing to me. And my mom asking me to run out and get help. When I go out my bfs friend meets me and he comes to the rescue. And when I take him to the place, they tell us that my mom is gone crazy and that she was sent to a mental asylum and that these people gave here pretty serious shocks which resulted Her to loose it. When I reach there it’s not my mom at all! It’s some other woman sitting with my bf! That woman tells me he’s got one maybe two years to live! My bf had told me once that he wished he could end it. He was fed up with his life. I’m getting him treatment and trying my best to make him feel good. But I just woke up with that shock of him saying those words and it’s come to life.

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    Raven

    September 8, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    I have recent been having the same dream, but each night more has been added on. The first night, I remember being in a room with a person, and my family. My option was to protect them at all cost. The person which was a tall slender man grabbed me with force and sent the most painful force through my body. Making me realize this person was something inhuman taking the form of a human. I remember being tossed around a bit after that but essential getting away with my family. But from then on it became a bit more dark. Creatures were popping up everywhere chasing after me, and I finally found a good place to hide. That’s when I woke up, still feeling as if the whole ordeal was real. But nevertheless I went on about my day. The following night (last night) I woke up in the same dream this time more aware of my surroundings, being careful not to trigger any near by creatures, and all was well until that “person” showed up again. He asked me which one do I want to have killed (as in which family member) of course I told him none and that’s when he responded with “Then you know what the punishment is.” In an instant he picks me up sending waves of pain coursing through my body so bad that I felt nauseous when I woke up. My dream probably doesn’t mean anything just be bother me.

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      web admin

      September 9, 2019 at 2:48 pm

      Dreams about being attacked are indications of concerns and worries that you may have in your life. The creatures chasing you may be a sign that you have numerous fears. It is possible that there is something that you need to address in your life. You will find benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media at this time. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will help to draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Raven!

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    Ruby

    September 5, 2019 at 3:33 am

    Last night i had a dream in which something (i couldn’t focus on what it was) tried attacking my back without touching it. He just sent energy towards it. I blocked most of it with my underarm somehow, but i still received some pain. The place where had hit me turned orange and a bit of yellow, it was also located around those chakras.

    When i was 4 i kept having the same dream of someone attacking me aswell and it was always the very bottom of my spine that hurt to the point where i woke up. I remember that everything in those dreams would be red, especially the background.
    Recently i did some research on chakras and when i did a root chakra meditation, that spot was really hurting. It never does, not when i walk around and not when i lay down. Maybe the dream i had last night was just based on my beliefs and it was not actually a “real” something, trying to attack me. But I’d just like to know some more information on this because i don’t know if this is a good or bad sign and what i can do to prevent any further attacks from happening.

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      web admin

      September 5, 2019 at 11:01 pm

      Your dreams are manifestation of various influences in your life. First, being attacked is often a manifestation of concerns or worries that you have in your life. Your beliefs regarding chakras certainly influenced these dreams. You may want to focus on alignment at this time, as this will help you navigate your life at this time. If you have similar dreams in the future, then address whoever is chasing or attacking you regarding their purpose. You will draw positive people and energy into your life by sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Ruby!

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    Raime

    September 3, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    I just woke from a dream that first, there’s a man with guns trying to kill me but my mom came and fight along with that man and mom won over him but then there is a lady who wants to kill me too, she has a knife and she seemed familiar to me. So again, to protect me, when I saw mom, she had her knife on her hand already. She was about to stab her but I stopped her and pushed the girl so the girl’s knife had fallen but she made a way and find something to stab me… I consciously woke up from this to end my dream because i’m scared I end up being killed by them.

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      web admin

      September 4, 2019 at 11:02 pm

      Your dream seems to be a reflection of your knowledge of recent shootings and other violent events. It is likely that abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media will reduce similar dreams in the future. Your behaviors within the dream may be indications of how you may behave in similar situations. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Raime!

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    Nalah

    September 2, 2019 at 8:28 am

    I just woke up from my dream where my mother and older sister was physically abusing me. I wasn’t scared, I was dodging the hits. It made my sister and mother even more upset because they wanted to see me cry and really break my down. Then my brother came, trying to intimidate me- it didn’t work. I had ran away from them, I didn’t want to be around my family ever again. Please interpret this dream from me

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      September 2, 2019 at 9:32 pm

      It is possible that the experiences within this dream are similar to the behaviors of your family members in your waking life. If your family members are abusive, then you may need to speak with law enforcement or other members of your family. This dream may not be representative of their actions. If this is the case, then you ill find great benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Nalah!

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    Dee

    August 24, 2019 at 7:39 am

    I’m being flown out to this mesmerizing new land with animals it looks something out of a fairy tale
    Then fast forward I had a dream where I was watching a man and a child get along in his mansion and the girl is taking a bath and he reported I had a dream where I was watching a man and a child get along in his mansion and the girl is taking a bath and he’s Recording her not in a creepy way but bonding as father and daughter. The whole time it felt like I was a character in a video game. In this scene I was running around in this different land / world and checking out the landscape old day cobble stone and stone buildings and then above me on a structure I see something evil like maleficient like from Snow White open her cape to try and catch me and attack me so I jumped down from the structure and started running away I didn’t know who she was going to send after me. Somehow I managed to come back to this mansion I first remembered that it seemed like I was watching a show but now I was a part of it in this part of my dream. The man I saw in this dream was sleeping and he was my husband (I’m not married in real life ) and the daughter he was playing with was my daughter. (Neither do I have a daughter in real life ) I laid down next to him and asked him to wake up and we started cuddling it seemed like we really knew loved and trusted each other and I told him to get up and get Macy I think it was my daughters name and have her sleep next to him with the doors locked until I was back. Idk where I was going but the character in the dream just did things which made me feel like I was just in the body experiencing things and feeling things as her for the first time. There was no mirror to check what I looked like in the dream. Up the road there was an African American man and some creatures that looks like they were going to attack me so I started yelling that he was saying he would sexually assault me so those near me would stop him.
    Amongst the neighbors they came to my rescue I met a white woman in a dark green button dress that consoled me and empathized with me and she started talking to me and walked back to my place I forgot where I had to go before the attack. Then I let myself trust this lady in my dream and I gotten so relieved to see my husband and daughter in the same room sleeping like I asked him to but the door was unlocked. Then she goes are they yours and I nod with a smile feeling really happy but then she takes out her phone and starts to take pictures of my room my husband and daughter and I asked her who she was and I started to get scared and I saw her she had a syringe of some sort and told her I needed to go to the bathroom that was in our bedroom. But it was to escape out of the window however she started throwing her hands and the door didn’t close properly even when I locked it she got through the crack and I sat down on the bathroom stand in shower and somehow she managed to lunge her hand forward and stab the syringe in my forehead. Then I’m feeling weak and drowsy and she’s sitting next to me feeling scared and hopeless I yell for my husband and that’s when I woke up. One thing before waking up I thought if I knew I was dreaming I could control my dream if this ever reoccurred because in this dream world anything goes.

    What does this mean?

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      August 25, 2019 at 8:34 pm

      There are many aspects of this dream that are related to the shows, movies, and games that you watch. The husband and daughter may be indications of your social and emotional desires. The sexual violence of the African American man in your dream is an indication of the prejudices that may have been influenced by people and films in your life. You will find great benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. Being attacked in a dream is a sign of concerns or worries that you may have. Due to the nature of this dream, it is certain that you should reduce negative and harmful influences in your life. Share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy toward you. Have a great day, Dee!

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    Saroz

    August 15, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    I had a dream where a psyco lady was carrying a big knife and trying to kill everyone. That psyco lady was stabbing the fruits, vegetables and things of street sellers and i saw it and i was trying to stop it. Me and my mom catched her and beated her and everyone gathered. She was trying to beat my mom too with knife but i somehow managed to beat slap her couple of time in her face. Meanwhile i asked her why are you troubling people and poor ones? Then she told that she doesn’t remeber anything, i slaped her and told you’re troubling everyone by chasing with knife, check cc camera if you want to. Then suddenly her eyes turn white, white foam from mouth cones and she walks towards me. I was so afraid and i was going back with everystep because her whit eyes was so frightening, my mom was there but all could she do was watch me and i with fear, woke up from dream.

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      web admin

      August 15, 2019 at 5:08 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your knowledge of recent shootings and other violent events. You will find great benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. The behaviors of your mother and yourself are indications of your desire support the people around you. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Saroz!

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    Aimee Thomas

    August 14, 2019 at 4:10 am

    I two dreams last night which were unpleasant;

    the first was was a family gathering in my old house where my step father passed 5 years ago. I keep having recurring dreams about that house as well as Tesco most night. Everyone besides my mum and older brother turned against me and was hating on me. My sister was pregnant in the dream and I pushed her, but she didn’t fall as I grabbed her hand but she still hated me deeply and I was crying so much in this dream.

    The second dream was about being in Tesco (I have a LOT of dreams that’s are set in Tesco and my old house , 90% of my dream??? Why?? And why tesco?) and all of the employees are trying to murder me by planting things like razor blades and broken glass in items that I was trying to put on the shelf like toilet roll and it was about 7 employees trying to kill me. I kept running away but they was following my watching my moves. My father was in my dream too and I was telling him that all of the employees are trying to murder me but he really didn’t believe me and was about to die. I was crying through out 80% of the dream too.

    Why does my dad not believe me in my dreams?
    Why are people all hating on my in these two separate dreams?
    Why am I having recurring dreams of Tesco and my old house??
    And why am I constantly crying in both dream? Very vidid dreams.

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 14, 2019 at 2:20 pm

      This dream may be a reflection of stresses related to your family life or previous interactions with members of your family. The old house and store may be indications of your places where you interacted with friends and family members. Being chased or attacked in your dream may be an indication of concerns or worries in your life. Your dad’s beliefs within your dreams are indication of your feelings, not his. Crying within the dream may be an indication of concerns that you have in your life at this time. Ensure that this relationship kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will draw positive people and energy toward you. Have a great day, Aimee!

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    brenda

    August 12, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    i often have dreams about someone stalking and then killing me. its not the same dream every night but its the same concept. theres always a stranger waiting and waiting the whole dream. im aware of them the whole time, but nobody believes me that there is someone out there or will do anything to help protect me. at a certain point in the dream, i know he is coming and i begin to panic. he eventually shows up and takes me away or just kills me on the spot.

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 12, 2019 at 10:33 pm

      Dreams about being stalked and harmed are indications of concerns and worries that you may have in your life at this time. It is possible that there is a fear that you are dealing with at this time. Abstain from consuming violent and dramatic media, as this will reduce similar dreams from manifesting in the future. If you have a similar dream of being chased or attacked, then address the person within your dream regarding their purpose. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Brenda!

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    Joanne

    August 11, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    I had a dream that I was in an empty plaza walking to a destination but the area looked nothing like the area I was dreaming about and it’s like this in all my dreams. While I was walking an unknown women in a blue scrub like uniform stops and stares at me and instantly the energy of the dream becomes fearful and violent and something in my mind tells me this person is trying to hurt me. As soon as I try to run away I become stuck and begin screaming nonsense and then I wake up.

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

      Dreams about being chased or harmed are indications of concerns or worries in your life. You will find benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. The person who appeared in your dream could be a manifestation of someone who your life who may have caused you stress in the past. If you have similar dreams in the future, then address whoever is chasing you regarding their purpose. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Joanne!

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    Omara

    August 6, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    I dreamt that I was being chased by a group of unknown people led by my four years old daughter. All these people including my daughter were having stones and sticks with a clear intention of killing me.My daughter being the fastest of the group was being urged by the group to take the first shot at me,while still running i called out to her asking why she was attacking me and reminded her that I have tried to be the best dad i could for her,she told me she was just protecting me from the unknown people and directed me to run inside a very old house nearby. She led the group away from me. I found her mother/my wife inside the old house and refused to stay there as I moved out and continued running though no one was now chasing me then I woke up,

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 6, 2019 at 6:21 pm

      This dream seems to be a reflection of various concerns that you may have in your life. Within your dream, you daughter protected you after you addressed her behaviors. The presence of your wife within the house may be an indication of your thoughts regarding security. You may have left to protect her. If you have dreams of being chased or attacked in the future, then address the people about their purpose within the dream. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Omara!

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    Amy

    August 4, 2019 at 5:23 am

    I keep having dreams that the world or our country is taken over by some evil regime and they come to my home. I am in complete distress trying desperately to hide and protect my 6 year old son, 4 year old daughter, and baby girl. And also in complete agony because usually we are fairly certain my husband has already been killed. The dream usually gets to the point where they find me and the children and try to take them away from me before I wake up in total agony. And then I can’t stop crying. It just breaks my heart.

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 5, 2019 at 6:02 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your knowledge of recent behaviors of certain leaders throughout the world. You are aware of the violence and crimes against humanity that has been perpetrated by governments throughout history. You are always aware of recent shootings and other violent events. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will draw positive people and energy toward you. Have a great day, Amy!

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      Dee Dee

      August 6, 2019 at 1:55 am

      I had a dream that a man approached my business (which is not a store front but appeared to be in the dream). He begin to grab my throat but I was able to yell for my aunt to call 911. He focuses on her then and I’m able to get away to summon help from others until the police arrive. I havent even conversed with this aunt directly in a while. I get updates from my mom as they talk daily. In the dream my aunt was roughed up pretty bad with bruises around throat from choking but survived.

      • web admin

        web admin

        August 6, 2019 at 3:58 pm

        Your dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. You will find great benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. The actions of this person could be an indication of your knowledge of recent shootings and other violent events. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. If possible, nourish your relationship with your aunt by speaking with her or spending time with her in person. Have a great day, Dee Dee!

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    Sabrina

    August 3, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    It has been twice that i dreamt about it. My son was really hurt by the persons we know but when i woke up i cant remember who was that person. My first dream, there are some persons spanking and hitting him until his limbs became numb and he cannot stand anymore. My second dream was he was punched by a man. It was really a hard punched in his stomach. Both of those scenes happened in our house where we are currently residing. I feel worried with those dreams.

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 5, 2019 at 1:45 pm

      Your dreams are reflection of your concerns regarding influences in your son’s life. You may be aware of social or emotional harm that has come into his life. Abstain from consuming violent and dramatic media. Nourish your relationship with your son by spending additional time with him in person. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will guide your son in a positive direction. Have a great day, Sabrina!

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    Adriana

    July 31, 2019 at 8:22 am

    I just dreamt that I was being chased by two men who showed up at the house I grew up in. Then they pursued me in a car on the highway and into a creepy version of a park in the northern area of the city I live now. Family and friends either didn’t care to try to save me or didn’t believe I was in danger. My limbs went numb when trying to run or fight back or start the car and drive away. I keep running into old friend and old jobs in my dreams while running from these men.

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 31, 2019 at 3:35 pm

      Your dream seems to have been a reflection of various influences from your present and past. Being chased is often an indication of a worry of concern that you are dealing with in your life. You were not in fear of those who were chasing you, which may be a sign that the stress that you are dealing with is subtle. The old people and jobs are indications of the relationships in your past that influenced your current life. If you are chased in future dreams, then address whoever ins chasing you within the dream regarding their purpose. Have a great day, Adriana!

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    Nozi

    July 29, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Sent My cousin son and my son to the shop but thy were attacked and someone came and notify us and my brother’s went to help them and they came home alive….. That was my dream

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 30, 2019 at 12:53 pm

      Your dream is a manifestation of various influences in your life. Your social and emotional relationships have appeared, which may be a sign that your thoughts are on your family. The attack is an indication of concerns or worries in your life. Ensure that this dream guides you in a positive direction. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Nozi!

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    Lea chase

    July 27, 2019 at 3:35 am

    I dreamed that my brother and sisters where physically attacking me and when I called for my Dads help someone stopped him from getting to me. I’ve not slept since that dream.

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 27, 2019 at 8:22 pm

      The behaviors of your siblings within your dream are reflections of various influences in your life. It is possible that their actions have made you feel uncertain about your relationship. Various other concerns or worries may have influenced this dream as well. The behavior of your father within your dream may be a sign that you feel safe and secure around your father. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Lea!

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