For our purposes we will deal with what we feel are the nine (9) communication elements. Some will see them as levels; however, we have purposely avoided calling them levels simply because levels implies qualitative comparative terms such as better and worse, greater and lesser, or higher and lower.
One element is neither greater or better than the other. however, they are cyclic in that all elements are experienced at one time or another. They are also eperienced simultaneously and act in a symbiosis of give and take, much like breathing in and out to keep our lungs functioning and our physical beings alive.