The accuracy of dream interpretation may be questioned depending on the kind of dream interpretation being done. To some people, dream interpretation is a pseudoscience or a form of superstition that is just based on hearsay and not on scientific facts.
Another factor that could affect the accuracy of dream interpretation is the validity of the interpretation. For example, when using dream dictionaries, the interpretations are based on symbols that appear in the dream and interpreted from a list. The accuracy of these traditional dream dictionaries may be challenged due to the difference in meanings depending on the culture of the researcher and of the subjects. It is possible to have a variety of dream interpretations based on the background of the interpreter.
It’s also possible that the symbolism in an individual’s dream is different from what is in the dream dictionary. If the individual culture is different from that of the researcher, the key elements in the person’s dream may mean something else other than the researcher’s interpretation.
Because of this, it is quite difficult to evaluate the accuracy of the dream interpretation. Even the study of Sigmund Freud, although accepted by many psychologists and psychoanalysts, is still being debated. Some aspects of Freud’s research methods and the number of his subjects are still being evaluated by scientists. To some researchers, Freud’s study is not sufficient to prove the accuracy of the interpretation of dreams. At present, more studies continue to be done to prove theories related to Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams.