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Attachment Style Test

Among psychologists, the concept of attachment styles has long been known to be a significant predictor of a person's way of relating to others. Backed by longitudinal studies made by both psychologists and biologists, the claims of attachment style theory are well-established. The theory holds that the way we adapt to our caregivers while young imprints us with a basic pattern of handling relationships that carries through to adulthood. Like other primates, young humans probe out the amount of care, safety, and attention that is available in their native environment and form evolutionarily beneficial response strategies.

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Pressuring me for commitment is just about one of the worst things a prospective partner can do.



The "IDR Labs Revised Attachment Style Test (IDRLRAS)" is the property of IDR Labs International but pays homage to the works of John Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth, Karen Horney, and others. For even more on personality styles, check out our Personality Style Test and Freud Style Test as well.

While this test can help you gauge the extent of your scores on the various scales associated with the four classical attachment styles, it is important to note that test scores do not necessarily translate into real-world assessments, as conducted by certified medical personnel with the respondent physically present and based on extensive interviews with the respondent and reviews of his or her personal and family history, among other things.

Attachment styles allude to the specific way in which an individual identifies with, and relates to, other individuals. A person's attachment style was most often formed at the absolute beginning of their life, most likely during their first two years of life. Once settled, the individual's attachment style tends to stay with them throughout the course of life and to manifest today in the way they relate to others in close relations (including in the way that the person rears their own children). Hence, understanding your own particular attachment style can be immensely useful as a way of gaining insight into how you originally felt about yourself and others during your childhood, and how you may be predisposed to live out these patterns again as an adult.

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Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This free online attachment style test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your coordinates on two major dimensions of attachment style theory, thus relegating you to one of the four major quadrants that are commonly used in the classification of attachment styles.

2. Value-free. While there are other attachment style tests out there, many of them come with normative baggage and subjective value judgments that construe some attachment styles as better than others. While no completely objective or value-free attachment style test has ever been devised, this test attempts to operationalize all of the possible attachment styles as sensible, rational, and value-neutral adaptations that the respondent has formed to conditions that were present when they were growing up.

3. Extensively researched. Attachment theory is one of the most well-studied and well-researched areas of psychology, tracing its roots all the way back to John Bowlby (1907-1990), Mary Ainsworth (1913-1999), and others.

4. Statistical controls. Test scores are logged into an anonymized database. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

5. Made with the aid of professionals. The present test has been made with the input of researchers who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.