To dream that you’re attacking someone indicates that your ill-mood and temper may cause harm to another.

You are releasing some pent-up frustration and anger.

You feel that you have been wronged.

Such feelings may be easier and safer for you to express in your dream.

To dream that you are being attacked by someone, on the other hand, signifies that questions have been raised about your character resulting in a need to defend yourself.

You are feeling stressed, vulnerable and helpless.

You may also be faced with difficult changes in your waking life. To dream that you are being attacked by an animal is a warning to be careful with those around you.

Take notice of people in your waking life who share and exhibit the same qualities of the animal that attacked you in your dream.

Research shows that the content of most dreams is more frequently unpleasant than pleasant.

Most people have experienced violent dreams or dreams in which they are being attacked.

To understand your dream consider all of its details and think about whether you are the attacker or the attackee. If you are being attacked, then maybe you are feeling somewhat vulnerable in some area of your daily life. If you are doing the attacking, it may be that you are releasing some of your frustrations and anger while expressing negative feelings in such ways that you are unable to do in daily life.