In Maslow’s original theory the needs were described as a hierarchy. In the theories which followed, the needs were perceived as coexisting, not necessarily in a hierarchal structure. Today, the different needs feed on each other, interact, interweave and form the structure of a vortex.
This vortex of needs is multidimensional, and within it there exists a strong interaction among the various needs. As the disruption vortex grows – the vortex of needs grows and becomes more complex. Both maintain a synergetic relationship, each sustaining the other.