Relationships Psychologists have agreed that there are 4 distinct attachment styles: secure, avoidant/dismissing, anxious/preoccupied, and fearful. These are developed in childhood and are typically maintained throughout the person’s life. Fearful attachment is one of the more complicated ones since the person appears to jump around a lot with their feelings towards love and affection. Have you ever been with anyone that is like this? To find out click here.