The Attachment Styles

The Attachment Styles


  1. Can trust fairly easily
  2. Is attuned to emotions
  3. Can communicate upsets directly
  4. Leads with cooperative and flexible behavior in relationships


  1. Has a sensitive nervous system
  2. Struggles communicating needs directly
  3. Tends to “act out” when triggered (i.e. makes partner jealous)

Avoidant – Dismissive

  1. Downplays importance of relationships
  2. Is usually extremely self-reliant
  3. Can become more vulnerable when there is a big crisis

Avoidant – Fearful

  1. More dependent in relationships than avoidant dismissive
  2. Strongly fears rejection
  3. Has low self-esteem
  4. Has high anxiety in relationships

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