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Adult attachment styles

Permanent Linkby Ada on Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:00 pm

Attachment is a word used by psychologists to describe the relationship between children and their caretakers. When we watch the behavioral patterns that characterize this relationship, four types of attachment are seen: secure, avoidant, ambivalent, and disorganized.

Avoidant and ambivalent attachment are organized forms of insecure attachment, meaning that these children are observed to be insecure in their attachment to the mother, but have modified themselves and their interactions with their mother in an organized way. Children who are disorganized — also an insecure attachment — have not developed an organized way to respond to their caregiver[...]

http://www.essentialparenting.com/2010/ ... ttachment/

There's a weak to moderate correlation between children's styles. And those people as adults. Not well studied as yet. But the description was the most succinct I could find. And the four groupings do seem to apply to adults so anyway.

My scores from the quiz are- Secure 9, Avoidant 29, Anxious/Ambivalent 8, Disorganized 6. Just putting here for thinking through some time.

antisocial-personality/topic173848-120.html#p1808342 [Please note the pink notice at the top of the thread first. If you don't read in AsPD usually. But feel like exploring.]
Last edited by Ada on Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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