There are three different patterns of behavior in the so called strange situation in which the caregiver leaves the infant for a while and a stranger comes in the room. These behavioral patterns are than classified in three attachment styles: secure, resistant and avoidant.

Is there any quantitative research that links the early attachment styles with the probability of certain personality disorders?

  • $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of Classification of Attachment Styles $\endgroup$ Jul 30, 2019 at 19:55
  • $\begingroup$ Also look at a book called Disorganized Attachment by David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings. I attended a talk by David Shemmings on the subject where disorganized attachment issues can lead to mental health issues later in life. $\endgroup$ Jul 30, 2019 at 19:58
  • $\begingroup$ My question is a little bit more specific. I am looking for studies that show the correlation between specific attachment styles and specific personality disorders. $\endgroup$
    – Borut Flis
    Jul 31, 2019 at 7:59


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