Elevators represent lifting up or lowering down; movement in social status; or change in self-esteem. The direction the elevator moves in the dream indicates which direction you are moving. Dreaming that you are riding up in an elevator indicates a raise in status or self-esteem. Your mood may be shifting – either up, indicating your mood is moving in a positive direction, or down indicating a decent into more negative, self-defeating feelings. An elevator could also indicate change in perceived social status. Rising or falling in status among your peers or in your own mind.