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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Twilight obsessed

From random


When you get a sick sleepy psych student obsessed with the Twilight series, you get dreams where she wakes up having categorized the main characters' romantic attachment style as anxious/ambivalent. Then she starts wondering (in a literally feverish state brought on by her sickness) if all the fans who identify with their love story are also characterized by an anxious/ambivalent romantic attachment style.

Romantic attachment styles from Hazan and Shaver (1987)

Secure: I find it relatively easy to get close to others and am comfortable depending on them and having them depend on me. I don’t often worry about being abandoned or about someone getting too close to me

Avoidant: I am somewhat uncomfortable being close to others; I find it difficult to trust them completely, difficult to allow myself to depend on them. I am nervous when anyone gets too close and often, love partners want me to be more intimate than I feel comfortable being.

Anxious/Ambivalent: I find that others are reluctant to get as close as I would like. I often worry that my partner doesn’t really love me or won’t want to stay with me. I want to merge completely with another person, and this desire sometimes scares people away.

1 comments:

Maryellen said...

I've been reading the books for the past four days. I'm 47 and reading teenage love stories rather then doing laundry. What does that say about my phscy problems. Time to drive the kids to school and finish Breaking Dawn.

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