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There are three distinct types of attachment style: secure, anxious, and avoidant.
Securely attached people generally had a healthy childhood and are better at approaching intimate relationships.
Anxious and avoidant people find intimacy more of a struggle.
This is often because of a trauma in early life, such as neglect, poor parenting, or an abusive relationship.

Even the most reclusive of people need human attachment. That’s why solitary confinement is such a successful form of torture. We are simply wired for attachment, since the day we were born and and started crying for our mothers.

As we grow up, we learn how to form bonds with other people, and our early experiences with intimate relationships heavily impact how we approach attachment in the future.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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