What is Your Attachment style?

Attachment is a special emotional relationship that involves an exchange of comfort, care, and pleasure.

its also been described as - the lasting psychological connectedness between human beings.

Attachment Style -
There are 4 broad types of attachments -

1. Proximity Maintenance - The desire to be near the one you are attached to. Quality is measured by physical proximity.

2. Safe Haven - Returning to the attachment figure for comfort and safety only in the face of a fear or threat.
In happy or comfortable environment, the individual might neglect the attachment figure(s).

3. Secure Base - The attachment figure acts as a base of security from which one can explore the surrounding environment.
One comes back to narrate his/her explorations to the attachment figure.. and requires his/her approvals.

4. Separation Distress - Restlessness and stress dominate the mind, in absence of the attachment figure.
Even thoughts of going away from the attachment figure makes one unstable, and disrupts the mind.

You can have different attachment styles with different people... attachment styles might change with time.
Attachment styles also define the psychological impact on an individual in your life.

Best relationships are those in which attachment styles are matching...

Severe Conflicts in attachment styles can lead to -
clinical depression
clinical levels of anxiety
mood swings
anger - ranging from mild to violent outbursts
relationships disruptions.

by -

Dr.Hemant Mittal
(Psychiatrist and Counselor)
email – eksoch@gmail.com
website – www.mindmantra.in
address- 15, shreeji plaza, next to ice n spice restaurant, opposite seawoods station, seawoods (east)
Navi Mumbai

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