Friday, October 31, 2014

The range of attachment... what explains my relationships

And from this article:

Attachment StyleParental StyleResulting Adult Characteristics
Aligned with the child; in tune with the child’s emotions
Able to create meaningful relationships; empathetic; able to set appropriate boundaries
Unavailable or rejecting
Avoids closeness or emotional connection; distant; critical; rigid; intolerant
Inconsistent and sometimes intrusive parent communication
Anxious and insecure; controlling; blaming; erratic; unpredictable; sometimes charming
Ignored or didn’t see child’s needs; parental behavior was frightening/traumatizing
Chaotic; insensitive; explosive; abusive; untrusting even while craving security
Extremely unattached or malfunctioning
Cannot establish positive relationships; often misdiagnosed

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