“Attachment style? What the heck is that?”
If you’ve asked this question, you’ll be slightly relieved to know that attachment styles are pretty straightforward.
Essentially, there are four attachment styles: secure, anxious-preoccupied, dismissive-avoidant, and fearful-avoidant attachment. The attachment style you have will determine, for example:
- what type of partner you choose,
- how healthy the relationship will be,
- and whether your connection will withstand the test of time
We all bond with those we love in different ways. It’s important to understand that our attachment styles were largely a product of our upbringing – something we had absolutely no control over. So if you discover that you have an unhealthy attachment style, don’t fret. See it as an opportunity to learn more about yourself, grow, and improve your life with those you love.
This attachment style quiz is based on a psychological theory developed by psychologists Mary Ainsworth and John Bowlby in the 1980’s. The intention of this test is to offer food for thought and a springboard from which you can do your own research. This test is not meant to make a psychological diagnosis, it is simply meant to offer the most likely answer. Please obtain professional analysis and support if you need more guidance. There are many licensed relationship therapists, counselors, and psychologists out there who can offer this service.