Episode 83 – Attachment Styles in Action: Secure and Disorganized Type

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Do you know your attachment type? Are you a generally happy, upbeat person with a positive view of other people? Or are you a person with low self esteem and a negative view of the world?

In this episode of The Shrink Think podcast, Nathan and Aaron answer all these questions and more as they discuss the secure and disorganized attachment types.

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Summary

  • What is the secure attachment type?
  • What is the disorganized attachment type?
  • How does this affect the relationships of those who have these attachment type?

What is the secure attachment type?

  • This means that you have a positive view of yourself.
  • It also means that you have a positive view of others.
  • Statistics show that 51% of the population is actually secure.

What is the disorganized attachment type?

  • This means that you have a negative view of yourself.
  • It also means that you have a negative view of others.
  • This attachment style also tends to breed feelings of anxiety and avoidance.

How does this affect the relationships of those who have this attachment type?

  • If you have positive thoughts of other people, then you feel as though the people in your life are safe and you trust them
  • If you have negative thoughts of other people, you’ll find yourself being hesitant/avoidant or having trust issues.
  • If you’re overwhelmed with negative thoughts, you can tend to think that something is wrong with you and everybody else is normal.

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Meet Nathan & Aaron

Nathan Hawkins and Aaron Potratz are both licensed therapists and clinical supervisors in the state of Oregon. They each own their own private group counseling practices and co-own a third group practice together. Nathan and Aaron have been in the field since 2004 and 2007, respectively, and have over 100,000 hours of therapy experience each. On their show, they discuss facing fears and common challenges from a therapist’s point of view, imparting wisdom and humanity to their viewers. Along the way, they hope to not only share their insights but bring some light-hearted entertainment to make the journey easier.

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