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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    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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      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      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,

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      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.

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      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.

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        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.

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      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.

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      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

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      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.

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      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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