To dream of a ladder represents a higher degree of responsibility or “positive behavior” than is normal for you. Going out of you way to be smarter, cleaner, nicer, or proper than you usually do. A situation that makes you have to think more maturely or on a higher level. A ladder may be a sign that you can’t go about a problem with your same old ways or with same low standards you usually do.
Negatively, a ladder may reflect arrogant attempts to bypass someones else’s wishes by doing something too big or too different for them to stop. Only accepting newer responsible or professional ideas once you are embarrassed or unable to control someone. Looking around for a more sophisticated dishonest idea when you current dishonest plans aren’t working.
Example: A man dreamed of walking up a ladder. In waking life he finally decided to get a tax problem fixed that he was too lazy to deal with.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of struggling to balance herself while standing on a ladder holding her baby. In waking life she wanted to return to work after having given birth, but didn’t know if she could balance her life with both work and a child.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of seeing her co-worker falling off . In waking life she secretly hoped her co-worker would fail at a new work responsibility that might end up in a promotion.