The Meaning and Interpretation of Stabbing Dreams

Written By Jamie Young

Stabbing dreams are an interesting category in dreams. They represent a challenge, a new opportunity and a confrontation. They are not necessarily negative, but they do require that we remain vigilant and aware. A stabbing dream can mean that a new opportunity is presenting itself to us. It may also be a warning that we need to pay attention to our surroundings and to trust our instincts.

What Does Stabbing Mean in a Dream

Oftentimes, a stabbing dream can be the result of anxiety and stress in your waking life. In fact, any situation you experience stress and anxiety over during the day can transfer into your dream life. It is also possible to have a stabbing dream as a result of overworking yourself in your business or other endeavors. The more you put on your plate, the more demanding and stressful your life is, which means you’re likely to experience more stabbing dreams.

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Dream of Stabbing Someone

Dreaming about stabbing someone typically symbolizes an aggressive or violent personality or attitude. It is likely to mean that you are very angry with someone who is close to you, or perhaps that you feel as though you are in a situation where you have no control and have to protect yourself. It can also be a combination of anxiety, stress and feeling threatened.

Dream of Being Stabbed

When you dream about being stabbed, it could be a warning that you need to avoid confrontations with people at work, or even the ones closest to you. The situation may be confusing or frustrating you. It could also represent your fear of not receiving support or respect from others.

Dreams About Getting Stabbed

When you dream about getting stabbed, there’s a good chance that this is something to do with fears of invasion or violence. A distorted version of your worst fear: that someone will harm you, destroy your work, damage your relationships. Perhaps you’re feeling under threat from a colleague or partner.

Getting Stabbed in a Dream and Feeling It

The dream may reflect your own inner conflict between your desire to express yourself or your self-doubt. If you dream of being hurt, it means that you are emotionally wounded. It may also mean that something or someone is hurting your feelings. 

Dream of Being Stabbed but Not Dying

When you dream of being stabbed but not dying, this may be warning you to avoid getting involved with a particular matter or person. The person or situation causing the problem is likely to be a close friend or family member, though it could also be your spouse or partner. It is important that you take heed of this dream, as taking action on it can save injury and death.

Dream of Seeing Someone Being Stabbed

If you dream that you are seeing someone being stabbed, then there will be chaos and aggression in your real life. You have to be careful with those around you. It’s best to steer clear of arguments and harsh words, for a simple misunderstanding can turn into an aggressive fight.

Dream of Being Stabbed in the Stomach

When you dream about being stabbed in the stomach, you’re afraid that your assertiveness is pushing people away. You’ve likely been expressing your opinion more freely (or more often) than you normally would, and are experiencing some pushback from people who aren’t comfortable with it.  It may be time to look at your life. 

Dream About Stabbing Someone to Death

If you find yourself dreaming about stabbing someone to death, there’s a significant chance that you’re feeling very angry at a specific person — or people — in your life. You may be feeling misunderstood or as if you’re being mistreated. The dream is actually giving you a chance to understand that this person has been taking advantage of you in some way, whether it’s in waking life or not.

Dream About Stabbing Someone in Self Defense

When you dream about stabbing someone while in self-defense, it means that you’re feeling angry and helpless because of some situation or person. The stabbing represents your desire to finally have the upper hand and to have a way out. However, in real life this desire may manifest itself as the inability to defend yourself against others.

Dream of Stabbing Someone With a Knife

When you dream about stabbing someone with a knife, it means that you need to take action and break free of any constraints that are limiting you. It also means that you are facing an internal struggle. The knife symbolizes whatever it is that’s holding you back. If it’s more than one person, then it means multiple obstacles.

Dream of Being Stabbed in the Chest

When you dream about being stabbed in the chest, you’re making a powerful statement about your relationships. You may be afraid of being emotionally hurt or betrayed by a loved one. If you dream that the knife penetrates deeply into your chest, it symbolizes trust issues and fear of betrayal. Sometimes dreams about knives can be manifestations of some kind of negative life experience or feeling.

Dreams About Being Stabbed With Needles

When someone dreams about being stabbed with needles, it’s an image of self-sacrifice. It symbolizes their willingness to do anything in order to achieve a certain goal. It can also mean that they are feeling great pressure to perform or get a certain task accomplished quickly.

Dream of Being Stabbed in the Back

If you’re dreaming about being stabbed in the back, it could be a sign that you feel betrayed by someone close to you — perhaps a friend, family member, or lover. It expresses our fear of betrayal, of being tricked or cheated. It suggests that you feel that you’re not as worthy as you would like to be, and that you’re afraid of being used. 

Dream of Being Stabbed Repeatedly

When you’re being stabbed repeatedly in a dream, it means that you can’t escape an issue that is having a negative effect on your life. It might be a relationship or conflict at work that keeps coming up and causing more problems every time it does. You could also feel like someone is pushing you down and preventing you from achieving your full potential.

Dream of Watching Someone Get Stabbed

When you dream of watching someone getting stabbed, it could be connected to your waking feelings of helplessness or anger toward your own situation. You might feel like you’re unable to control or predict your life. You are feeling the consequences of someone else’s actions, and have a sense of guilt. It could mean that you feel like you’re being punished for something that you did, or didn’t do. 

Dream of Stabbing Someone in the Neck

When you dream about stabbing someone in the neck, this is a commonly used symbol to represent feelings of anger or hatred. It can also represent feelings of betrayal and mistrust. It may be worth it to discuss these feelings with a person who is close to you.

Dream of Being Stabbed With a Syringe

People who dream about being stabbed with a syringe might fear that their enthusiasm for life will be cut short by the illness or depression which is the true source of pain. This can also represent something in your life lacking the ability to properly move forward or to heal from mistakes. You need to be careful that your feelings aren’t getting hurt.

Dream About Someone Trying to Stab Me

Dreaming of someone trying to stab you can be seen as a warning sign that your intuition may be telling you something. Perhaps you are in a relationship or business situation where you feel unsafe. This dream could also show that you are feeling threatened by the actions of another person, and it is time to find a way to put up your guard and protect yourself.

Dream About Someone Stabbing Me

Dreaming someone is stabbing you can be a sign of betrayal, anger, and distrust. It also means that you need to take more time to look at your own faults. You may be feeling betrayed or threatened by someone close to you, or you may feel that your integrity is being compromised. You might be trying to ignore the mistakes you have made in the past and in doing so, you are hurting everyone around you.

Dream of Being Stabbed in the Arm

Dreaming of being stabbed in the arm represents hidden hostility and the desire to hurt someone else. It may be related to your anxiety or stress levels. It could also indicate that you’re feeling overwhelmed, tired, or exhausted.This most often manifests itself as internal anger or stress, and even if you do not act on it, you may still feel its negative effects. 

Dream of Being Stabbed in the Heart

When you dream about being stabbed in the heart, it means that there is an emotional aspect of your situation that you have not addressed yet. It represents a deep emotional hurt that you are experiencing. This symbol usually occurs in your dreams when you have been betrayed by a loved one or have just broken up with a partner.

Dream of Witnessing a Stabbing

When you dream of witnessing a stabbing, it is an indication that you are feeling frustrated about some injustice and are thinking about handling the problem yourself. You should take care to avoid violent situations, as you may not realize how serious things might get before it’s too late. Think about any conflicts or injustices bothering you and see if there’s a way for you to address them without getting into a fight.

Dreaming About Stabbing Someone but They Don’t Die

If you dream of stabbing someone, but they don’t die — there’s a chance that you are feeling angry with yourself. You might be keeping your anger bottled up and not dealing with it. The problem may stem from your relationship with your boss, family members, or a friend. It’s important to let the people around you know how you feel so they can understand what’s bothering you.

Dream of Being Stabbed in the Side

When you dream about being stabbed in the side, you might be having an anxiety attack. You feel like you’re under a constant threat and the stabbing represents the intrusive thoughts that are ruining your peace of mind. Imagine how vulnerable you feel when your body is literally exposed to external threats. It’s perfectly normal to think that way when you’re anxious.

Dream of Being Stabbed in the Stomach With a Knife

If you dream about stabbing your abdomen or stomach with a knife, you may be feeling anxiety about hurting yourself or someone close to you. The knife is a symbol for the physical violence in your life or perhaps the pain you are going through. You might be feeling stressed by something or someone, and this dream might be warning you that leaving these things unresolved leads to self-harm.

Dream of Someone Stabbing Themselves

A dream about someone stabbing themselves means that you harbor feelings of guilt within yourself. It symbolizes your sense of inadequacy when it comes to certain issues, or your dissatisfaction with the progress being made in a current situation. If you are in a position of power, this dream indicates that someone may try to manipulate you, which could ultimately backfire and leave you feeling more helpless than ever.

Dream About Being Stabbed by a Stranger

If you dream of being stabbed by a stranger, you may be struggling with issues of violence or betrayal. It could also mean that something negative is going to happen that isn’t your fault. The dream could be reflecting the fact you have strong feelings of anger and aggression towards someone but they don’t know if.

Dream of Being Stabbed in the Stomach but Not Dying

When you’re being stabbed in the stomach but you’re not dying in a dream, it means that your life is in danger and your mind’s trying to let you know. A subconscious warning of impending danger, this dream might be a sign that you need to be more focused on your physical surroundings and the people around you. Also means that you will be troubled by some enemy, who will stab your reputation and plans with lies. 

Dream of Being Stabbed in the Stomach While Pregnant

When you dream of a pregnant woman being stabbed in the stomach, it is your subconscious telling you that anger or resentment may be detrimental to your personal life. It is time to seek help from family and friends so that you can purge these negative emotions before they fester within you. Talk to someone about your feelings before you make a bad decision that will affect more than just yourself.

Dream About Stabbing an Intruder

When you dream about stabbing an intruder, it means that you’re trying to keep away someone that is bad. This could imply a number of things; you’re trying to keep your current relationship going, or you’re trying to hold onto something that’s ending/no longer there for you. The reason for this can be anything from a fight, to your own insecurities about leaving the relationship.

Dream of Someone Getting Stabbed in the Back

When you dream about someone getting stabbed in the back, it means that your intuition is telling you that someone has malicious intentions toward you. Perhaps you’ve been manipulated by a friend who’s only using you for your resources. Or maybe you’re being targeted by a business rival who’s spreading rumors about your company. In all cases, it’s time to look at your situation more closely and consider whether you are the victim of a scam.

Dream About Stabbing Someone With Scissors

People who are dreaming of stabbing someone with scissors are trying to make some kind of statement. They may be feeling stuck and threatened, so they want to hurt those around them. Alternatively, they could be feeling frustrated over something that’s out of their control. A dream about stabbing an authority figure with a pair of scissors means you resent the rules and restrictions in your life.

Dream of Stabbing Someone With a Pencil

When you dream about stabbing someone with a pencil. This can represent our own anger, frustrations, and resentment that we have toward others. The difficulty of putting those feelings into words means that they take the form of physical action—instead of talking to the person you feel is responsible for making you angry, you stab them with a pencil (or your thoughts).

Dreaming of Being Robbed and Stabbed

In a dream, being robbed or having your belongings stolen from you can symbolize financial hardship and uncertainties in your life. When you dream about being robbed and stabbed, it might be a sign that you feel vulnerable, or you don’t trust someone around you. It could also mean that you’re insecure in your career or personal life. 

Dream of Being Stabbed in the Leg

In a dream, a stabbing in the leg signifies that you are trying to push yourself too much in your pursuits. You may be setting big goals for yourself but feel like you can’t live up to the expectations that others have for you. Ask yourself what you need to do to achieve your goals and work towards them or find new ways to accomplish them that are a better fit for you.

Dreams About Stabbing an Attacker

When you’re dreaming of stabbing an attacker, it’s often a reflection of your own insecurities about being attacked by others. While you may end up feeling useful and powerful when you’re fighting off attackers in your dream, this feeling is fleeting. You still wake up with the same doubts and fears that plagued you before bedtime.

Dream of Being Stabbed in the Hand

If you had a dream about being stabbed in the hand, it may be an indication of repressed anger. Dreams are very personal and have different meanings to different people. Someone could be aggressive in waking life, but passive in the dream world. Try to focus on your goals and do not let anything get in the way of them.

Dreaming of My Son Being Stabbed

Dreaming of your son is a symbol of your parental concerns. If a son was stabbed in your dream, it may be telling you that your child isn’t feeling loved and nurtured. This can be the result of an unhealthy relationship with you or with others in his life. To have this dream means that you need to look at what’s happening in his life and try to connect with him.

Dream About Stabbing Yourself in the Stomach

When you dream about stabbing yourself in the stomach, it can mean that you’re feeling emotionally or mentally stuck. You’re not in a place that makes you feel like your potential is being realized. This can be attributed to many things — low self-esteem, fear of failure, a bad work environment, etc. 


A stabbing dream is not necessarily a sign of death. It can also be the result of anxiety and stress in your waking life, or as a result of overworking yourself in your business or other endeavor.