3 Insecure Attachment Styles and Journal Prompts

Attachment theory suggests that the way we relate to others is shaped by our early experiences with caregivers. However, as the theory has expanded, it has been identified that any significant relationship can shape our attachment style. When these relationships are inconsistent or marked by neglect or over-involvement, they can lead to insecure attachment styles. These styles influence how we perceive ourselves and interact in relationships throughout our lives. Recognizing and understanding the core wounds associated with these styles is a crucial step toward healing and forming healthier relationships.

Anxious Preoccupied Attachment

Common Core Wounds and Emotions:

Dismissive Avoidant Attachment

Common Core Wounds and Emotions:

Fearful Avoidant Attachment

Common Core Wounds and Emotions:

Journal Prompts for Reflection

To help you reflect on your own attachment style, consider the following journal prompts:

Reflecting on these prompts can provide insight into your attachment style and the underlying wounds that drive your behavior. Understanding what you're longing for and what you're not expressing can help you navigate relationships with greater awareness and intention. By acknowledging these aspects of yourself, you can begin to heal and move towards more secure and fulfilling connections with others. Someday, I hope to come out with a complete journal for each attachment style. Stay tuned.