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 a 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. Good morning, I had a dream that someone broke into my house and I started beating them, then my mother arrived home and I asked her if she would like to join in beating the man as it was their house, she looked at the guy and he turned into my sisters 5 year old son. What does that mean?

  2. My dream started where I finished a job and to get paid. When I got to the woman that was to pay me, she refuse and never say a word. I hit her very well and I tore her clothes. Then I wake up. Pls can you tell me what this really means?

  3. I dream I was sleeping and this person came up from behind and starts to choke me and he hits me in my face . I struggle to turn on the lights too see who this person is . I finally reach the light switch but the light switch is not working. So this person keeps chocking me and hitting me with his head . I’m all bloody know but we continue to fight . I finally start to fight back and know I’m choking him and I start hitting him and know he’s bleeding every where . I continue to hit him and pounding he’s head against the wall . Finally he can’t move anymore so I go to turn on the lights and I see who this person is . The man who I was fighting was me . I’m all bloody looking at myself . I wake up sweating and hearts pumping really fast what does this mean ?

  4. I dreamed several unknown people broke into my house while I was away for a few days. When I came home to check on animals and gather things to leave again I discovered them and told them to leave. They refused and it turned into a battle. Me against 4-6 people who were seemingly unaffected by my attempts; even laughing at me. These people were inhumanity unaffected by my attacks and even threats to call police.

  5. I had a horrible dream that my Mother-in-law and I got into a big physical fight about something my son said. He said something about killing himself and she blamed me for it and flipped out. The background behind my relationship with her is tumultuous, she has threatened to reveal my secret that her son, my husband, is not my son’s father. All involve know this except for my son who is still a child, we do not wish for him to know bc the only father he’s ever known is my husband and we have other children together. The unusual part of this dream is that it took place in my grandma’s home (my family has always supported my decision about keeping this secret from my son bc the truth will do more harm than good). Also, I was drunk in the dream, fighting her in front of my kids and family, my husband wasn’t there. In waking life rn we have recently move an hour away from her and the rest of my family. She is the only one who doesn’t know where we live, we don’t even answer her calls due to her toxicity and fear that she will reveal our secret to my son.
    I honestly am terrified that this dream is warning me of her. She has reached out for help financially recently and when we refused she cussed me out, not her son, ME. I think this dream is telling me to continue keeping our distance. And although the dream had nothing to do with my secret, I think this is the root of the issue. I have internal conflictions about keeping this secret, I feel powerless when it comes to keeping it hidden from son forever. There’s a lot of bad communication between my MIL and us, as well as my Brother in law who also in the dream but on my side, he broke our fight up in the dream and helped collect her things so she could go.
    Please tell me if I’m reading into this too much or if I’m on the right track. Please respond and help me understand the dynamics of this dream.

  6. My 90 yr old grandmother was just admitted into a skilled nursing facility. She is extremely ill and wasn’t given much time. She said the first night, she slept great. She said the second night she didn’t sleep well at all due to a recurring dream throughout the night of people beating her up. She was visibly still disturbed by this that afternoon. My immediate reaction was to think someone was actually hurting her but then I started thinking about dreams not being literal but more of a sign of something else going on. What shoul I think about her dream?

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