To dream of fear reflects a waking life situation that gives you anxiety or that scares you. You may have a problem confronting an issue. The fear may also reflect an unconscious aversion you have to a something happening.
Beliefs about yourself being little or powerless. Insecurity. Not believing in yourself enough. A lack of experience that forces you to hide facts from people or act cowardly. A fear of what other people think that drives you to cover up your problems. A sign that you need to speak about your problems to people or seek advice to address your problems properly.
To overcome your fears it's recommended that you talk people about your problems or to confront issues openly.
Example: A woman had recurring dreams of feeling fear while cautiously entering a room. In waking life she was having regular financial problems and feared that she could never pay off her debts.