A lot of psychics and psychologists claim to know what dreams mean. They have their own techniques and sources.
Most of the dream meanings are compiled into dream dictionaries. For novices, consulting a dream dictionary is enough. Others prefer listening to the whole dream before making an interpretation.
However, through all these practices that seem to be time-tested and proven, there are dream interpretation techniques that should be marked as mere myths.
Dream dictionary interpretations
Dream dictionary entries have interpretations that are influenced by how people generally see an object or idea dreamed about.
For example, the general view of the snake is that it is the symbol for betrayal. In medicine, it can mean healing.
So, the symbolic meaning of objects and ideas found in dreams are used in interpretations. This may work for some objects and ideas but do not consider the uniqueness of the dreamer. What if the dreamer has avant-garde notions?
What may seem universally fearsome will not be scary at all to this dreamer.
Not dreaming at all
It is believed by some that there are people who do not dream at all. Contrary to this belief, it has been scientifically-proven that everyone dreams.
So, there are no so-called blank slates out there. There are just those who simply do not remember their dreams.
This may show that not all dreams have messages to pass on. There are people who do not remember their dreams and are not bothered at all by this.
Significance in every detail
Not every teeny detail in your dream has a meaning. Some dream interpreters may want you to talk about every little thing that you can remember from your dream.
While it may be a good idea to cover all grounds, you may have remembered every little thing because your dream was so vivid and you have a good memory to match.