Quick Definition: A hierarchical listing of mankind’s basic needs, with food, water, shelter, and sex at the bottom, and self-actualization at the top.
Developed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation,” the hierarchy details our needs as humans from a very basic and primal level to our more developed and enlightened desires.
It is important for a PUA to be mindful of his needs other than pickup and to lead a balanced life, and the hierarchy can help him achieve this. In additional to Wealth, Health and Love, a PUA must develop all foundations of his life, which adds to his passive value and makes him more attractive to women.
Maslow’s hierarchy also points out that sex is a primal need and to deny it is to deny a basic need for human happiness.