Are you bullying someone to get your own way? Sometimes you just need to back off and let them make their own mistakes. Or simply kick back and listen carefully - they may know more than you think.-Gorilla
It is a signal for us to raise our heads and recognize the nobility within us. This is not prideful or boastful behavior. Rather, this great Ape exudes a quiet honor and a still dignity that makes a much more profound statement than any boast. We humans (particularly this day and age) would do well to mimic such regal behavior.
This animal also gives us a message of leadership but not of the aggressive kind. Rather, this ape manages other members within the troop with temperance, understanding, compassion and balance. Very seldom is aggression or violence required in order to get the point across. The Simian reminds us that tyrannical leaders will never win respect. The message here is that decency, honesty, and quiet charisma win loyal followers.
Alternatively it could be a confirmation that your endeavors are solid and steady. You are reminded to stay grounded and handle your responsibilities. This animal totem will help you find your inner strength.
You are a leader and easily command groups of people through strength of will, decisiveness and mediation of conflict. With this leadership you understand responsibility. You always take full protective responsibility of those within your command. You fully understand that a good leader is a leader who serves the needs of the followers. You also lead by example and with integrity.
To see a one of these apes in your dream suggests that you may be too “over the top” in your behavior. Perhaps you are compensating for your rigidity and stiffness in your waking life. Alternatively, the gorilla symbolizes your primitive impulses, wild nature and repressed sexual energy. If this animal is hiding it indicates that you are looking for a sense of security or protection with regards to your sexuality.
It could also mean that this animal represents the need to take action. When we dream of the Gorilla it is a signal that we’ve been resting on our laurels, and it’s time to start earning that which we want instead of waiting for rewards to fall into our laps.