What is Avoidant Insecure Attachment

People who have an avoidant attachment style are independent to the point that they can find intimacy difficult and find it hard to reach out to others in times of need. This trouble with intimacy can be expressed through a dismissive attitude and they can come across as disregarding the feelings and interests of others.Continue reading “What is Avoidant Insecure Attachment”

What is Anxious Insecure Attachment

People who have an anxious attachment style can be self-critical and insecure, and although they may have positive views of others they have a negative view of themselves. This can mean they rely on other people to validate them, but although they want approval and reassurance it does little to comfort them. Often they feelContinue reading “What is Anxious Insecure Attachment”

What is Secure Attachment

People who have a secure attachment style are able to build and maintain supportive relationships – they feel connected to others, trust them and are comfortable being independent and allowing others to be independent within their relationship. A securely attached individual can reach out for support when they need it and can offer it inContinue reading “What is Secure Attachment”

What is Attachment?

Attachment theory focuses on how people form relationships with others.  Attachment is the emotional bond you feel for someone, so the reason you miss them if you haven’t seen them for a while.  It starts during infancy – being close to others is a basic need – you become attached to the person who caresContinue reading “What is Attachment?”