The inventory dream indicates the need to pursue your own life goals. It shows how hard it is for you to let go of some dreams. In a negative sense, an inventory in a dream may herald losses in your professional life. You are likely to choose people who do not fulfill their obligations properly. All of this may indicate that you are slowly starting to doubt others and you have the impression that you cannot count on anyone.
Detailed symbolism of the dream about the census:
Taking an inventory may portend a quarrel with a loved one. It is likely to be caused by a reluctance to give up your own desires. It is possible that on one key point, neither of you will be willing to step down in order to reach an appropriate compromise together.
When in a dream you see someone taking a inventory, it usually portends concern for the future. It is possible that you are currently at a sharp turn in your life and do not know how to proceed. In another sense, this type of dream means caring for the future of your own children.
Handing over your inventory is a sign that you will meet someone who will help you get a promotion or solve one of your bigger problems. Despite the person's kindness, you should exercise due care not to give them too much confidential information about yourself.
If in a dream you steal someone's inventory, it is a sign that you should change your place of work or place of residence. It is possible that you are not satisfied with your current situation and therefore it is worth thinking about the future and trying to find a better place to live.
A dream in which you are getting a list from someone may mean that someone is giving you a chance to prove yourself. It is possible that at work you will be assigned an important task that will open up opportunities for a raise or career promotion.
Burning the inventory in a dream usually represents pent-up anger. You have probably experienced some unpleasantness recently and you cannot come to terms with it. Don't let anger guide you and trust your common sense instead of succumbing to unnecessary emotions. Take your failure as a valuable lesson for the future.