Measuring any personality trait is a tricky business, and attachment security is no exception. As I mentioned before in this post on attachment, sometimes a person could have a mild or moderate level of insecurity, which is quite different from being extremely insecure. It … [Read more...] about Measuring Attachment Security – A Little Or A Lot?
Have you ever known someone who seems insecure? They could be highly jealous, petty, paranoid, or emotionally distant. They could resist being touched or comforted when they’re upset, or they could go from being happy to furious at the drop of a hat, leaving their partners … [Read more...] about Attachment Theory: Explaining Relationship “Styles”
Cornina asked: "Is it realistic to believe that a man and a woman can move past the awkward barrier of good friends into passionate, romantic love?" Dear Corina, The answer is yes, friends can (and often do) become lovers, although as your question implies, the transition … [Read more...] about From Friends to Lovers
Decades ago psychologists discovered that simply being close in physical proximity to another person increases liking and attraction for that person. College students in dorm housing liked their neighbors more than people living on other floors or buildings,1 and male students … [Read more...] about How I Met Your Mother: Mere Exposure and the “Mermaid Theory”
OKCupid is a popular online dating site, and the creators also run a blog called OKTrends in which they describe patterns of their consumers' behavior with a whole lot of number crunching. The findings they publish are interesting and thought provoking (for example, when women … [Read more...] about OKTrends – Are Their Data Valid?