Dreams About Running and Hiding from Someone

What does it mean when you dream of being stalked?

The significance of dreams in which you are stalked is associated with the feelings of worry or anxiety in your life. In these dreams, you may be stalked, or you may run from a frightening, scary person, animal, monster, or someone who wants to hurt or even kill you.


What does it mean when you dream of stalking someone?

The dream of stalking someone while dreaming seems to bring to light the ambition and perseverance to focus on something/someone much desired. In an alternative interpretation, this dream may also mean that you feel like you are being left behind in a dimension of your existence and that you hope you catch up with those in front of you.


What does it means when you dream about being followed by an animal?


Regardless if it is a dog, tiger, or even a dinosaur, this dream has a clear significance: you are furious, and you repress it. You might not even realize that you are upset. Thus, if you have been followed in your dream by an animal, find out what gets you upset in your everyday life.


What does it mean when you dream of hiding from someone?

Presently, the notion of a stalker has become more and more common. It refers to those people who follow you from the shadows and develop a true obsession with you. You may have dreams in which someone stalks you from the shadows, and you only sense it without seeing the stalker.

Is a stranger trying to follow you or, worse, hurt you?


This is a typical female dream. Many women are disturbed in their dreams by unknown men who stalk them: murderers, rapists, lunatics, maniacs, robbers, thieves, criminals, strangers, vagabonds, thieves, etc. The dream often occurs in urbane locations; the woman is afraid of being killed, robbed, raped, or kidnapped; she tries to escape and hide, but the stranger follows her. Both Freud and Jung have interpreted this dream as related to Eros, the relationship with the opposite sex.


Dreaming of being stalked by a stranger may derive from a conflicted relationship with the male figure. It is paramount for a woman to integrate the masculine image as something that enriches and completes, not as something that destroys; the dream can help you reflect on this issue.


What does it mean when you dream of being assaulted or in danger?


When we have an intense feeling of fear in a dream, when we are assaulted, one of the most common meanings is that of conflict. We are either in conflict with our person, our feelings, or desires or even in conflict with another person.
This state of anxiety causes us stress which is interpreted by the brain in the form of such dreams.

Why can’t we run in a dream when someone is stalking us?

We have dreamed very often of running, but without being able to move as we would like. Why? Well, according to some studies, the actions in our dreams, not only running, happen in slow motion.
A psychologist and expert in dreams analyzed what happens to us while we sleep and found out that running in slow motion is in the 55th place in terms of frequency.
The feet are the main motor of moving forward in life. If they move slowly, then the dream may be interpreted as a barrier that slows the evolution in real life.