Attachment figures: how our attachment style influences the way we make our decisions?

This week we focused on Attachment Figures!

As discussed in the launch phase of the Pillar during the assembly, the attachment theory focuses on
relationships and bonds (particularly long-term) between people, including those between a parent
and child and between romantic partners. The quality of our early attachments profoundly influences two things:
• our personality
• our relationships later in life

Depending on their attachment style, our students are either able to empathize with others, to share
feelings with other people, show trust, engage in long-term relationships, have high self-esteem, enjoy
intimate relationships, seek out for support etc or not.

Since our attachment styles are formed so early, we neither remember much about this stage of
development nor do we have control over it. Therefore, our attachment traits are typically subconscious and automatic. As a consequence, we might find ourselves repeating the same unhealthy
patterns – in our relationships with ourselves and with others – over and over again.

So, since awareness is the beginning of change, this week we asked our students to take an attachment questionnaire quiz to help them figure out their attachment style.

This is an individual tasks and there is no need to share any results. Our goal is uniquely to incite each and everyone to gain awareness and if needed try to rebuild a link with their attachment figures.


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