Attachment Styles In Childhood

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Often times, attachment style in childhood can have an impact on how we interact and view other people. Attachment theory stems from the relationship that one as an infant has with their caregiver. During this stage the infant develops an emotional bond with caregiver, and this bond provides comfort and security. When this connection between them is damaged, the child develops insecure attachment. The reason for this is because when the caregiver is responsive to the needs of the infant then the infant will end up developing a secure attachment. But, if the caregiver is distant or overly obstructive with the infant’s needs, an insecure attachment style will be developed (Weisskirch, 2017). The interactions between the infant and the caregiver will be a blueprint for the individuals’ expectations for future relationships, such as romantic relationships.
Baldwin’s (1993) study explains avoidant attachment theory, as an individual with avoidant attachment that exhibit negative feelings like rejection, which prevent them from relying on their significant other. Their study continues explaining, that an avoidant person normally is not fully invested with their romantic partner due to fear of acceptance, and oftentimes they end up self-destructing close relationships (as cited in Coy & Miller, 2014, p. 234). People with “avoidant attachment style” are more prompt to not share how they really feel towards another person, and this a vital action to do with intimate connections (as
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