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Your Primary Attachment Style: Anxious

The 3 categories are Anxious (25% of people), Avoidant (25%), and Secure (50%). There is also a possibility that someone can be anxious-avoidant.

You love to be very close to your romantic partners and have the capacity for great intimacy.  You often fear, however, that your partner does not wish to be as close as you would like him/her to be.  Relationships tend to consume a large part of your emotional energy.  You tend to be very sensitive to small fluctuations in your partner’s moods and actions, and although your senses are often accurate, you take your partner’s behaviors too personally.  You experience a lot of negative emotions within the relationship and get easily upset.  As a result, you tend to act out and say things you later regret.  If the other person provides a lot of security and reassurance (secure type), you are able to shed much of your preoccupation and feel content.  Dating an avoidant type will lead to a toxic situation for you.  Avoidants tend to provide a lot of up-front romantic gestures (e.g., “joking” that you should move in together on the first date) and then they quickly start to distance themselves by not returning messages and so on.  They inevitably drive anxious types crazy and should be avoided (particularly by the anxious type) for a successful relationship.  This summary only scratches the surface, but there is a book called "Attached" that will describe these issues in much greater detail.  Also, there is a great deal of free information on the web about adult attachment styles.

(Note: A person can be anxious/avoidant if they score equally high on anxious and avoidant items - but the quiz will not allow this type of scoring as the "primary" type.  so, look at the graphs below to see how anxious and avoidant you are. An anxious / avoidant type wants and fears intimacy at the same time, and they are the most rare group of the major categories. They are usually single, perpetually. It is a very difficult attachment style to have, and it usually starts with problematic parental relationships...e.g., overbearing parents)

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • Anxious Distribution

    They scored 12% on Anxious, higher than 84% of your peers.

  • Avoidant Distribution

    They scored 0% on Avoidant, higher than 6% of your peers.

  • Secure Distribution

    They scored 9% on Secure, higher than 50% of your peers.

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Your Primary Attachment Style: Anxious

You love to be very close to your romantic partners and have the capacity for great intimacy.  You often fear... Read more

Your Primary Attachment Style: Avoidant

It is very important for you to maintain your independence and self-sufficiency and you often prefer autonomy ... Read more

Your Primary Attachment Style: Secure

Being warm and loving in a relationship comes naturally to you.  You enjoy being intimate wi... Read more

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