Anxious Attachment Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this worksheet?

Anxious attachment arises from childhood inconsistency, frequently stemming from caregivers being absent. 

Individuals with anxious attachment tendencies typically:

Tend to be high-sacrificing people-pleasers

Harbor a fear of rejection

Experience heightened fear of abandonment

Overcompensate in adult relationships

Prioritize relationship maintenance over their own needs

Such individuals likely lacked consistent and predictable caregiving in childhood, leading them to anticipate rejection.

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will shed light on the challenges you could be facing in forming and maintaining relationships. It will provide valuable insights into the underlying causes and effects of anxious attachment.

How to use the worksheet?

Answer the questions and discuss your answers with a close friend or your therapist.

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Sutton, J. (2022). Attachment Styles in Therapy: 6 Worksheets & Handouts. Retrieved from:, on January 27, 2024.