The theory of attachments can be applied to adult relationships including friendships, emotional affairs, adult romantic relationships or platonic relationships and in some cases relationships with inanimate objects. Recognizing our attachment patterns can help us understand how we relate to people around us. Attachment patterns usually form early in life and often serve as a template for every relationship we make.
Someone with a really difficult childhood may have aberrant attachment patters that make making and keeping relationships difficult. People with insecure attachment styles may develop relationships that are often marred by problems that may stem from aggression, a need for control,possessiveness, selfishness, manipulation, volatility, under/over involvement and irresponsibility.
Completing this test would give you great insight into your attachment patterns.
- Respond to each of the following statements by choosing how much you agree or disagree with each statement.