An individual with a secure style is characterized by being comfortable with intimacy and interdependence. They are frequently optimistic and sociable. Individuals with a secure attachment style are highly rated partners.
Attachment theory is a psychological, evolutionary and ethological theory concerning relationships between humans. The most important tenet is that young children need to develop a relationship with at least one primary caregiver for normal social and emotional development.
An individual with a dismissing style is characterized by a self-reliant personality and is overall uninterested in intimacy. Individuals with a dismissing attachment style are often indifferent and independent.
An individual with a preoccupied style is characterized by unease and constantly vigilant towards any threats to their relationship. They are often needy and easily jealous.
An individual with a fearful style is characterized by being fearful of rejection and often mistrustful of others. They are frequently suspicious and shy.