4 Basic Attachment styles explained



Attachment styles are characterized by different ways of interacting and behaving in relationships. During early childhood, these attachment styles are centered on how children and parents interact.

In adulthood, attachment styles are used to describe patterns of attachment in romantic relationships. The concept of attachment styles grew out of the attachment theory and research that emerged throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Today, psychologists typically recognize four main attachment styles.

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  3. Summarize what you have learned about attachment style.
  4. Why do you think knowing your attachment style is key in freeing the creative power of the mind?


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    1. I have learned that attachment is a special emotional relationship that determines how we interact and behave in our relations. The type of attachment an adult develops is hugely centered on the relationship the person had as a child with their parent or caregiver.
      They are four types of attachment styles, one is secure attachment. Securely attached adults tend to be more comfortable in their romantic relationships and with independence. It is commonly seen in adults who their emotional and behavior needs were positively catered for by their parents as kids.
      Secondly, there's ambivalent attachment whereby an
      adult becomes clingy and overdependent in their relations. This leads to unstable relationships characterized by frequent breakups, often because the relationship feels cold and distant.
      Ambivalent Attachment is mostly linked to low maternal availability.

      Thirdly, avoidant attachment style, usually depicted by adults who tended to avoid parents and caregivers in their childhood. As children, they might not have rejected attention from a parent, but neither did they seek out comfort or contact. These individuals struggle with intimacy and close relationships and often experience little distress when a relationship collapses.
      The last type of attachment is disorganized-insecure attachment demonstrated by adults who responded to caregivers often with mixed of behaviors, including avoidance or resistance while young. As they grow up, they may take on a parental role, some children act as caregiver towards the parents.
      Inconclusion, adult romantic attachments may not exactly correspond with early childhood attachments, there is no question that our earliest relationships with caregivers play a role in development.

  2. Have understood that attachment is a special emotional relationship that involves an exchange of comfort, care and pleasure..also noted that attachment styles formed during early childhood are not necessarily identical to those demonstrated in adult romantic attachments.
    Have also learnt about major styles of attachment-:
    1:Secure attachment characteristics-as adults we have trusting and lasting relationship,,to and to have good self-esteem,, share feelings with partners and seek out social support.

    2: Ambivalent attachment characteristics---reluctant to become close to others,,worry that our partners doesn't love us,,become very distraughtful when relationship end.

    3: Avoidant attachment characteristics--as adults we may have problem with intimacy,, invest little emotion in social and romantic relationships..unwilling or unable to show thoughts or feelings with others.
    4: Disorganized attachment characteristics---as adults may take on a parental role,,some children may act as a caregiver towards the parents.

  3. How can I heal from attachment issues....especially ambivalent attachment