To dream of doing something the wrong way represents feelings of being unable to properly address a problem. A lack of confidence about something you are doing in waking life. Waking life situations where you feel stupid or incompetent. Issues with asking for help. Heightened sensitivity about noticing that you are not winning or that something is not as easy as you thought it would be. Underestimating the need for practice.
Alternatively, doing something wrong in a dream may reflect feelings about being unable to please or impress people. Experiencing unusual waking life situations where people don’t like you.
To dream of being wrong in an argument represents feelings of embarrassment or surprise that your weren’t listening enough. Embarrassment that you need more practice in some area of your life. A stubborn or closed minded attitude that may be getting in the way of problem solving.
To dream of admitting that you are wrong represents feelings about being open to others ideas. Making an effort to listen to other people.
To dream of constantly doing things wrong represents feelings of frustration with having to be perfect all the time. You may feel that a subject is too sensitive to bring up with people or that other person’s needs are too sensitive. Feeling that it’s impossible to please people or too difficult to keep up appearances anymore.
Example: A women had recurring dreams of always doing one small thing wrong such as forgetting to push a button, put on her seat beat, or not cross over a line. In waking life she was suffering inside a sexless marriage with a husband who had “Madonna-whore” complex. She couldn’t stand avoiding talking about sex with her husband anymore.
Example 2: A man had a recurring dream of always wearing the wrong costume in the wrong act at the Opera theater where he worked. In waking life he had these dreams at moments where he was least confident about his roles in the Opera.
Example 3: A man dreamed that he purposely told a forbidden joke wrong so it didn’t make sense anymore just to be safe. In waking life he was living in Nazi Germany while they had tight restrictions on freedom and the population feared being reported to the government. The dream may have reflected his heightened sensitivity about exposing his true beliefs being taken out of context.