After reading a recent article about insecurely attached women, chronic stress and compromised immunity, I went looking for an attachment-style quiz. While the results of the study mentioned in the article are not conclusive, it's good to know there's research in the works.
In general, the study found, women with greater attachment insecurity had lower activity in their natural killer cells, key defenders against illness.
"However," he said, "it should be underscored that a causal link between insecure attachment, impaired immunity, and poorer health is far away from being proved."
It's possible that relationship insecurity alone is not enough to make someone vulnerable to illness, according to Picardi, but in conjunction with other factors -- like older age or chronic disease -- it might be enough to worsen a person's health.
"Clearly," he said, "a lot more research is needed to elucidate these issues."
Follow this link and you'll find a short quiz -- takes about 5 minutes -- that will evaluate your romantic attachment style. You'll also find great explanations and information about attachment style and how it's thought to influence our relationships.
Then come back & take the poll!