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Attachment styles: A map to understanding yourself and others in relationships

Attachment styles: A map to understanding yourself and others in relationships

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Do you ever find yourself wanting to spend more and more time together, while the other seems to be pulling away?

Similar problems to the one outlined above are often caused by differences in where each person lies on two scales:

1) Avoidance - of intimacy, relationships, and ...

  1. Secure attachment
  2. Anxious-preoccupied attachment
  3. Dismissive-avoidant attachment
  4. Fearful-avoidant attachment

These people are high in their desire for emotional and physical closeness, and are low on their insecurity and anxiety about their relationship.

  • Have a positive view of themselves and others
  • Show comfort in being emotionally and physically close
  • Value...

These people are high in their desire for emotional and physical closeness, but also high in their insecurity and anxiety about their relationship.

  • Negative view of themselves and positive view of others
  • Have a strong pull towards emotional and physical closen...

These people show a strong preference towards independence and low levels of anxiety and insecurity about the security and stability of relationships.

  • Positive view of themselves and negative view of others
  • Report a comfort or desire to be without close emotional relat...

These people have a high level of anxiety and insecurity in their relationship, as well as a high level of avoidance in a relationship.

  • Fluctuating view of themselves and others
  • Want emotionally close relationships, but at the same time can be uncomfortable getting to...

The first step in self-development is building an awareness and understanding of yourself and others.

Use this information with kindness. Show yourself and others more compassion and recognise that attachment behaviours come from early experiences that continue to have stro...

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