Attachment Theory

The Superpowers of Fearful Avoidant Attachment

In order to reinforce your strengths, you may first need help identifying them.

The Superpowers of Dismissive Avoidant Attachment

Being aware of the negative traits of dismissive avoidant attachment is important. However, you can derive benefits from focusing on the positive aspects.

The Superpowers of Anxious Preoccupied Attachment

Practicing positive psychology can help you to build upon your strengths, increase your self-esteem, and improve your relationships.

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An Attachment Bond isn't in Every Relationship. Here’s Why.

Not every close relationship we form is an attachment relationship...and not everyone we love is an attachment figure.

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Avoidant Attachment Triggers and Tips for Healthy Self Regulation

Understanding how to self regulate your emotions is an essential skill. However, having avoidant attachment may impact your ability to do so.

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Self Regulation Strategies for Anxious Attachment Triggers

Understanding how to self regulate our emotions and actions is an essential skill to develop. If you are working towards “earned secure attachment”, think of this as a milestone on that path.

Insecure Attachment Children

What is Insecure Attachment and How Does it Develop in Childhood?

Insecure attachment develops if a child feels that their needs are not met.

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How Fearful Avoidant Attachment Develops in Childhood

The fearful avoidant attachment is thought to be the most difficult. Sadly, this attachment style is often seen in children that have experienced trauma or abuse.

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How Does Anxious Avoidant Attachment Develop in Children?

Anxious avoidant attachment typically develops in the first 18 months of life. During this formative period, a child’s caregiver may have been emotionally unavailable to them most of the time.

How Does Anxious Ambivalent Attachment Develop in Children?

Anxious ambivalent attachment typically develops in children whose caregiver may have acted nurturing and responsive one minute and unavailable or insensitive the next.

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How a Secure Attachment Style Develops in Early Childhood

A secure attachment style forms through a special type of bond between children and their caregivers.

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10 Attachment Style Tests Scientists Use to Measure Attachment Styles

Have you ever wondered how attachment style tests are measured? Or whether the test you are completing is actually reliable?

10 attachment theory mistakes to avoid

10 Attachment Theory Mistakes to Avoid

The most common traps you might fall into when you first discover attachment theory.

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Your Attachment Style Influences Your Sex Life [and even Casual Sex]

Attachment styles play a role in the way we approach and experience sex.

Attachment in the workplace

Here's What We Know About Attachment Styles in the Workplace

Attachment styles can affect the way we perform in the workplace - mainly because our work environments include social dynamics.

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Secure Attachment - from Childhood to Adult Relationships

People who have developed this type of attachment are self-content, easy to connect with and are able to express their feelings.

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Attachment Styles & Their Role in Relationships

Research has identified four main attachment styles: anxious / preoccupied, dismissive / avoidant, disorganized and secure.

Avoidant Attachment Style

Avoidant Attachment Style: Causes & Symptoms

Parents who are strict, emotionally unavailable and expect their child to be independent usually raise a child with avoidant attachment.

Disorganized Attachment Causes & Symptoms - Photo of Rebellious Teenagers

Disorganized Attachment: Causes & Symptoms

In adulthood, people with this attachment style are extremely inconsistent in their behavior and have a hard time trusting others.

Anxious Attachment - Attachment Styles

Anxious Attachment: Causes & Symptoms

Low self-esteem, strong fear of rejection or abandonment, and clinginess in relationships are common signs of this attachment style.

Attachment Project - Negative Feelings - Blog Post

5 Practical Ways to Manage Your Anger & Negative Feelings

We will discuss a few aspects of emotional growth, based on the work of Harvard Medical School’s Associate Professor Dr. Daniel P. Brown.

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