Fighting Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Fighting Dream Symbol – Dreams about fighting are indications of how you are dealing with the problems, responsibilities and struggles in your life at this moment. They also give insights into the areas you need to work on and outside influences that may be making it harder for you to accomplish your goals.

Fighting dreamsFor instance, if you dream that someone else is attacking you and trying to fight you, and you try to run and hide from them, this is an indication that you feel helpless in the face of your struggles, and that your way of coping right now is to try to escape.

On the other hand, if you respond to attackers by fighting back and winning, this is a positive indication that you feel capable of taking on the struggles in your life, that you feel in control of yourself and your circumstances, and that you feel you can affect your circumstances to gain the outcomes you want.

Fighting dreams are often symbolic of the battle between our moral beliefs and our sexual desires or our intellect and our emotions. These internal conflicting forces can end up pulling you in different directions.

Sometimes these dreams also indicate a real life conflict that you have with someone in your waking life. If the enemy in your dream is someone that you know, it can be symbolic of a real life issue that you have with that person. You may have animosity towards that person and not even realize it.

To see a fight between a young person against an older person with authority can indicate a struggle that you have with authority. Perhaps you have problems with someone you know or an institution that has power over you.

To see yourself fighting someone who is your age could represent a rivalry that you have with a sibling or friend. You may have resentment towards that person and not even realize it.

Note: If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen’s interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. Piscean Diva on

    Night before yesterday night, I dreamt of walking in park…
    I was holding something in my hand, and some girl of my around just tossed it off my hold. I believe she was total stranger to me. I was devasted and but ignored her and went to pick up that ‘something’. But again it was kicked away before I could it up. I was then being bullied by some unknown group of girls of 3. They were pushing me around and I was just trying to keep calm and not to fight. But they were just, not stopping even after lot of requests to stop. Then I suddenly started to fight back, by hitting the leader with a punch. She fell and slapped real hard the other two girls. And they left me alone. That was harsh sort of fight. And then I was awake after the fight.

  2. I had a dream where my mom was instigating a fight with me. In my dream I was going to a concert with my husband and friends for a nice night out. She shows up at the last minute, right before the concert starts with my kids saying she can’t watch them that she has plans with other people and then goes on to instigate the issue by bragging about her material possessions and her experiences with other people that she spends time with, completely disregarding the fact that I have to get into the venue and somehow figure out if I can buy tickets for my four kids for the show or if I lose the money and go home. The whole time I’m trying to figure out what to do, she is poking at me and being passive aggressive until I flip out and start hitting her in my dream (I’ve never so much as called my mom a name in waking state!). In my dream my kids weren’t with me when I started hitting my mom, but I woke up disturbed.

  3. I dreaming fighting with five people and i reply them attacking how do i explain my dream.because i always dreaming every other early in the morning and i can’t sleep again.

  4. My dream involves someone I really like, have even had a relationship with. She knows I love her and most likely will always have a love for her, I have had feelings towards her for 15+ years. Anyway, my dreams are about protecting her. Specific and non relevant people are in the dreams and either stalking her or just being around her and it scares her. I end up fighting them, not beating them to a pulp but enough to stand over them and tell them no, just get the f out of here and leave her alone. In reality, we are friends, good friends. I want a relationship with her again and she doesn’t want that kind. We have been “friends with benefits” for the last year and just recently (few days ago) ended it. Am I having these dreams about protecting her and fighting for her because I want her that bad or is it because I can’t have her?

  5. In my dream I fought with different people. Once they see that I won another person will appear and I will still beat them. They kept appearing until I beat about 4-6 of them. And I saw myself going home on my way I heard a voice from the bush telling the guy on the road with a matche to attack me I started running, had to run a long distance only to find a hut to hide . In there was a woman with children I told her my story she decided to help cover up so they won’t catch me. I need to know that this means thanks.

  6. I dreamt I was in a constant fight with two really vile men on a bus who kept saying mean things to my mum. The more I fought them the more horrible they got, they would go quiet and then start again. It felt like a never ending battle. In waking life I have often looked after my mum taking on a masculine role of protector (I’m her daughter). Last night in real life I had been talking to her about how I think she should fight back against people wanting to take her house. I said if they don’t play fair I will take them back to court (I previously fought her case in court). I think the dream represents me always stepping into this role but is also telling me it is time to stop and let it go. In real life I have a partner now and I am on the cusp of building my business.

  7. Lol last night I had a dream where me and my friend were walking down the street and a bunch of Dudes wearing clown masks came at us with nailed up baseball bats and then right as the leader approached me, I realized I was dreaming an I looked at my friend and was like “watch this” and I did this thing from naruto called rasengan and exploded that fool and made all the other clowns leave ha ha

  8. I’ve been having dreams of the new guy from my school. He chases and tries to kill me. He wins every time. Now I’m having dreams about people capturing me and I fight back with fighting skills I have never used before. I suddenly can fight back easily enough to protect the things around me in my dream. Tell me what this means.

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