Bitten by dog - dream analysis

A dream of a black dog biting the dreamer occurred just after the dreamer had been criticised by her boss. Clearly this was biting criticism

THE DREAM I was being bitten by a black dog. I took out a knife and started hurting it.

GUESSWORK The dreamers manager had criticized him. It was unjustified criticism though.

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ASSOCIATIONS AND SYMBOLIC MEANINGS
1. The dreamer is being attacked. That could be a symbol for any confrontation in real life. In real life the dreamer was being criticized by his boss.
2. The dreamer was under attack in the dream. He was fighting back. This could represent any situation where he was fighting back in real life. The dreamer had been trying to defend himself from criticism.

DREAM ANALYSIS In guesswork the dream was linked to the dreamers problems with his boss. The dream could deal with the following themes:
- a confrontational situation
- A situation where the dreamer was defending himself
- Wanting to defend yourself from criticism

If you weave together the different themes then you find that the dream could easily capture this following feeling which the dreamer actually felt - "My manager is criticizing me unjustifiably. I am defending myself though and I know he cannot touch me because I am in the right."

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