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Dream About Being Shot in the Head


Few dreams are more terrifying than getting shot or killed in a dream. When you have a dream about being shot in the head, it can cause you to wake up in a cold sweat and shaking. Many people are afraid that having this type of dream means that they will actually get shot in real life. Luckily, this dream rarely, if ever, predicts the future. Instead, it shows what is going on within your own subconscious mind.

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Dream About Being Shot in the Head

Dreams are the reflection of what is going on in your subconscious mind. They show your thoughts, ears and desires in your waking life. When you have a dream about being shot in the head, it only shows what is going on in your waking life and your subconscious feelings. Because of this, it is important to look at each aspect of the dream to interpret the overall meaning. The people, situation, feelings and location in your dream can help you figure out exactly what your dream actually means.

The Shooting Aspect of the Dream

No matter where you are shot in the dream, this kind of action has a general interpretation. When you dream about getting shot, it shows that you do not have a good opinion of yourself or your abilities. You may feel ashamed of actions you have taken in the past or doubtful about your own abilities in the future.

If you get shot in the dream and return as someone else, it shows that you need a new outlook on life. You changed to someone else in the dream because you need to have a new approach in life if you want to get what you want out of life.

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The Head Aspect of the Dream

Meanwhile, the head represents your feelings, thoughts and actions in life. Your head is a representation of how you view yourself, your identity, your abilities and the world at large. If someone is injuring your head in the dream, it may mean that you are not thinking clearly about your waking life. You may be in denial about what is going on, so the root of your thoughts is being attacked in the dream. You have to face your fears and be willing to take chances in your waking life, or this dream will keep returning to you.


In dreams, a gun is a representation of strength and dominance. If only the gunman in your dream has a weapon, it may mean that you feel like other people hold the power in your waking life. If you cannot see who the gunman is in your dream, it may show that you are hurt by things that people do behind the scenes. You may not know who is harming you in your waking life because they gossip behind your back or invisibly pull the strings. Even if you try to run away in the dream, your safety is still at risk because of the gun. In real life, you may feel like it is impossible to defend yourself. All of your attempts to keep yourself safe only put you at risk like you are in the dream.

A Sense of Rejection

Sometimes, dreams about being shot also symbolize a sense of rejection. You may feel like a certain part of your personality or past is not serving you anymore. You are shot in the dream because you want to reject that aspect of yourself. Because you are shot in the head, your rejection will typically have something to do with your beliefs, goals or personality.

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Other Dream Interpretations

Guns also indicate a fight for survival. If you are shot by a group of gunmen, it may mean that you are overwhelmed in your day-to-day life. You may feel like many people are united and working against you, and you feel powerless to stop them. You may be frustrated as you try to work toward your goals because it seems like everyone is against you.

According to some dream interpreters, dreams about being shot in the head shows that you are struggling to make your own decisions in life. You may feel unable to take control of your future because other people hold the power. They make decisions for you, and you are only able to go along for the ride. You may know what you want out of life, but you do not have the authority or ability to choose your own course in life.

If you are unharmed in the dream, it shows that these attackers and negative influences cannot actually harm you in your waking life. If you are actually harmed or killed in the dream, then it shows that you feel harmed and unable to fight back in your waking life.


  1. my dream included shane dawson and his boyfriend’s sister morgan probably cos i watched a bunch of shane’s videos last night. literally the dream looked like a movie, it was sick.

    anyway, i received an email from my tutor, nick but on my main tutor’s email account. he was having a go at me for giving unbothered replies about a corrupted file.
    i felt very suicidal all of a sudden and shane said he felt the same. we were at a house near a forest but next to this massive lake and shane had this massive gun. then we’re in town and the bathrooms looked well different but really nice. shane & i were talking with our eyes somehow and we both looked so destroyed and empty, i could really feel it. i had those small guns that are used in movies in the inside pocket of my jacket. i got it out and put it to my head and almost pulled the trigger but stopped. i looked to shane and he had these sad eyes and they made me feel horrible.
    i gave him the gun (morgan was in the cubicle in all this part btw) and he knew what to do but looked terrified to do it. i stared at myself in the mirror and watched him point the gun at me, he shot me in the head and as i fell, morgan came out the cubicle screaming. i was completely unconscious but for some reason could hear everything but it was muffled.
    morgan was scared, she had her back against the wall and just watched in shock. suddenly i was in shane’s body controlling everything so i just watched myself through his eyes. he started crying and he shot himself in the head. it looked like i killed myself twice. he didn’t make it. morgan cleaned up all the blood and suddenly i was at home laying on the sofa. my sister said i was so close to dying but luckily they removed the bullet. idk what the hell this part was about but i went upstairs and was gifted a bunch of kittens but they were really pissed at me so i hid in the bathroom so they wouldn’t scratch me. then i woke up.

    • The characters in your dream were influenced by the media that you consume. Ensure that the videos that you watch are positive and beneficial to your life. There is great benefit in consuming media that is filled with kindness and compassion. The shooting in your dream may be a reflection of your knowledge of recent shootings. If you feel depressed during your waking life, then you will find great benefit in speaking with a medical professional. Best of luck, Salma!

    • I had a dream that me, my boyfriend and some random man were staying in a hotel on vacation. That random man was his cousin in the dream. Me and that random man were arguing and I said to him “I will kill you” then ran down the hall into a room, and I told my boyfriend to defend me, he laughed and walked down the hall then the man said “you’re really going to threaten me, you’re really going to kill me.” And then fired, and it shot me in the head. Next all I heard was my ears ringing and me trying to call my mom screaming that I love her but all I heard was her voicemail. It was a very lucid dream. I woke up after that breathing really heavy.

      • Your dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. You may feel a stress in your life may be manifesting at this time. Perhaps the media that you consume is reflected in this dream as well. The shooting may have been a reflection of your knowledge of recent shootings. Allow your dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Brianna!

  2. I had a dream that I was at my old high school, me and my boyfriend were walking to a car( an old car not actually our car) when we get to the car we hear voices shouting at us to “get down”. I crunch over beside the car and I feel someone walking up behind me. The scene was that the school was getting shot up by a gunman. The gunman( couldn’t see his face) walked up behind me and put the gun to my head. I begged him not to shoot me and after long terrorizing moments… he shot me. Then I wake up.

    • Your dream is a reflection of your knowledge of recent shootings. You are aware that these events occur. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Strengthen your relationship with your partner by spending additional time with him. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Jenny!

  3. I had a dream last night where I was tied to a chair with invisible rope,and the gunman fought with a girl or somebody,holding the gun pointed at me. Then she started screaming “don’t do it,don’t do it!” and he said ok as he pointed the gun at the ground. I was scared af,i woke in sweat… But anyways,the shooter looked me in the eyes,lifted the gun (at this point I almost got a heart attack from fear),I am going crazy in the chair,and as he mumbles something ,he fires the gun. I feel the pressure on my head,and i fall back. What is weird is that I didn’t wake up! Instead,then I saw loads of other people,and a ->bright<- light. I don't remember the rest of the dream,but it was f***** up! I think I know the reason of the dream,but I am still a bit sceptical.

    • Your dream may be a reflection of your knowledge of recent shootings and other violent events. You may feel as though you are not in control of your life. The light may be a manifestation of your understanding of death. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will ensure that positive energy comes toward you. Have a great day, Benjamin!

  4. In real life my sister and I made an impromptu decision to get out first tattoos on friday the 13th because they were having a special. We ended up waiting about 12 hours in line but around 11:15pm we both got our tattoos (they’re really small) we were happy and I was also nervous because my mom doesn’t necessarily like tattoos. *You don’t put a bumper sticker on a lamborghini.* Anyway feeling the slightest bit guilty I went to sleep and had the worst dream I had ever dreamt in my life. I was back in the plaza of where we got our tattoos in an empty office space and suddenly there was a man breaking into the store and looking for me, hunting me down. I tried to hide under something so i was laying face up. He ended up finding me, put the gun to my forehead, I was pleading for my life asking what I did and why he is doing this. I think he said something but I don’t remember but I know that it was all rather abrupt and with no second thought at all he pulled the trigger and I felt it. In my waking life I never really thought that being shot in the head was painful and in my dream it wasn’t painful but I could feel the bullet entering my skull and ripping apart my brain and at this point I was vaguely aware that I was awake but i could still feel it happening. So when I woke up I was pretty freaked out.

    • This dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. The guilt from your dream may have caused negative influences in your life, such as violent and dramatic media, to manifest. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade, as it likely is just a reflection of your knowledge of recent shootings. Care for your tattoos to ensure that they remain high quality. Perhaps speak with your tattoo artist about their ideas for proper aftercare. Have a great day, Lana!

  5. In my dream I went to see my crush who I haven’t seen for a long time (but we still talk) and when I visit him I’m at his house and meets his dad. His dad end ups to like me and “approves of me” but we aren’t dating. Next thing you know the father said some mean things to me and I walked away into their living room and hold in my tears and tried to think about something else so I don’t cry. Next thing you know my crush comes and check on me and see if I’m okay and I just start to tear up and a couple tears came down and I tried to hide it but he saw it. Then I’m in the back of a truck with him and we’re laying down and I was cold so I moved closer to him and he was holding me and keeping me warm then we got to our destination and a cop came up to us and was being racist or something so I said something and stood up to him and the cop pulled out his gun saying “what did you just say to me?” And I repeated what I said to him and he shot me right in the middle of my eyebrows and I didn’t die tho I felt the pain a lil but I wasn’t dead I remember that I was thinking “I’m not dead? Then I should play dead so the cop can just go away” so I pretended and I saw my hand in front of me and I just stood up and walked past my crush angry for some reason and ended up at school and sat by my friends and we was talking and all that. Then everybody was looking at the front entrance of the cafe (cause we were in the cafe) and my crush was standing there looking for me so to avoid him I stood up and went in line to grab me food and my friends followed and was talking to me telling me how hot he was and that they would totally sleep with him (btw they didn’t know I knew him or that he was my crush) I was really angry and jealous but I didn’t show it. Once I finally got my food my crush walks right up to me grabs me by my hand and drags me to a bathroom and is mad at me for walking away from him and I remember him saying “I will always fu**ing care about you know matter what!!” then he pulled me in for a hug and grabbed my food outta my hand and grabbed my hand with his other hand and then dragged me outta the bathroom and into the cafe in front of everyone and found us a place to sit just the two of us and we just sat there and ate and laughed. I also had a dream where I was pregnant and I found out I was having a boy. (I’m not pregnant)

    • Your dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. The use of the gun is a sign that you are aware of recent shootings in your waking life. The media that you consume may also have manifested in this dream. The dream regarding pregnancy may also have been influenced by the people and aspects of your life. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade, and determine what you want for your future. Nourish your relationship with your crush by attempting to spend time with him in person. Have a great day, Dakota!

  6. In my dream.. me and my husband were fighting about a girl that was hitting on him lol and then I ran away from him till a FBI man tackled me down on the grass then I saw the shooter who was unrecognizable put the gun directly over my head and say he was going to shoot me and then I feel my face get warm with blood and I can’t see anything anymore and my thoughts were I am dying and I was sad I was dying but surprisingly not scared then I woke up before I died.

    • Your dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. It is possible that the media that you consumed may have caused this dream to manifest. Abstain from consuming violent and dramatic media, as this will reduce the frequency of similar dreams from occurring. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Marissa!

  7. My dream was terrifying. It started with me walking around a near by park and seeing my teacher and friend, I continued walking to my building with my best friend until she left. Then I limped to my building because something was wrong with my right leg and right before I was going to close the door a heard a cop yell for me to keep it open. Three cops and one fat, bald, old guy. Just as they were putting him into the elevator he took out a gun and shot one of the cops in his arm. The cop said that didn’t hurt him, so then the guy pointed the gun at my head and said “but it will hurt her” and shot me in the head. The terrifying thing was for a split second I felt the pain, then I felt my eyes roll back and the last image I saw was one of the cops screaming no and then black. No sound, no noise what so ever. Everything was pitch black. And then I woke up. I had a similar dream of me being chased and then shot in the head a few days ago and a dream about a giant fire a week ago.

    • These dreams may be reflection of your knowledge of recent events. There have been public shootings, and this may have caused this person’s behaviors to manifest in your dreams. Wildfires are occurring throughout the world, so these may have appeared because of your knowledge as well. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with the world. Have a great day, Marija!

  8. My dream last night is about me being shot in the head. I remember seeing the gunman, but after waking up I forgot. All I know is he’s smiling at me from afar. When the shooting happened I’m at the veranda of an old Philippine house in the spanish era. I was with my father on the veranda and the gunman shot me (he was downstairs on the streets as I can view him from the veranda). After that I got so angry that I ask my father, “Where is my gun?” then I have the gun suddenly on my hands and I am aiming for that gunman to be dead. I said, “Let me shoot that ___, It’s my dream to kill someone but of course only those who do bad things. But let me I would really kill that one, I would kill him.” Then I fell something on my head- it’s blood. But I’m still aiming at that guy. Then I woke up.

    In the past I also dream being shot in the head but in a different place. At first, two of us were dancing ( I can describe the place. It’s kinda old and there were pillars and marble floor, kinda dim but illuminated by lamp lights. It’s night and dark outside and behind the pillars were bushes) Then I was suddenly shot in the head, as I fall I saw the person hiding behind the pillars escaping.

    What could those dreams mean?

    • This dream may be a reflection o various aspects of your life. You are aware of recent shootings and other violent events. There may be a fear in your life that you are aware may influence you without your knowledge. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will bring positive energy toward you. Have a great day, Grace!

  9. Last night I dreamed I was walking, in no place specifically, and someone (I didn’t see who), shot me in the head, and then I heard that weird ringing noise you hear after an explosion, or popping a balloon next to your ear, and then felt warm and fuzzy feeling (like having a very high fever) , it felt so real, and then I just lied there, as the blood gathered around me, I couldn’t move, and I didn’t even wake up after, even when the ringing and warmth left, it was all black for a long time, and then after a while (what felt like hours), I woke up to my sister shaking me.
    It didn’t have anything to do with what I was watching, unless you think Barbie could affect a dream in that way, and I’ve dreamed of being shot in the head before, and like in last night’s dream, I didn’t wake up right away, and I heard that ringing and felt that warmth. This is weird because it’s kind of a reoccurring dream, but always in a different setting, and it’s weird for me to have a reoccurring dream because I probably dream about 3-5 times a month, I don’t dream every night.

    • Your dream may be a reflection of your knowledge of recent shootings and events. The media that you consume may have influenced this dream as well. These dreams may have frequent manifestations for various reasons. Reduce the influences that you have in your life at this time. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will reduce the frequency of similar dreams from manifesting. Have a great day, Kyera!