All have attachment styles. In the 1950s, psychologist John Bowlby developed the attachment theory, which states that newborns form one of four attachments based on their interactions outside their primary caregiver. Only one attachment is secure; anxious, avoidant, and disorganized are insecure. Any professional will tell you that a secure attachment is optimal for relationships, but the other three aren't hopeless. It's just that unstable attachment requires more work.
The most prevalent insecure attachment style is anxious. We're not shocked that anxiety disorders make up most mental disorders and impact over 300 million people globally, according to the WHO. Certified sex therapist and sexologist Jenni Skyler, PhD told Women's Health that extreme anxiety indicates an anxious attachment. There's always paranoia—a lack of trust that the person loves you even if they're not physically or emotionally there, like after a fight.
Cancer is undoubtedly the most caring and empathetic sign. They always listen, support, and are there for others. Cancers are amazing, and knowing them is to adore them, yet they don't always win. Being so concerned in your loved ones' happiness might lead to persistent worrying.
Empathy and anxiety are linked, according to a 2019 Frontiers in Human Neuroscience study. Highly emotionally aware people are inherently sensitive to others' emotions. Cancer's empathy makes them feel others' pain, which might lead to nervous attachment.
Perfectionism, or aiming to be perfect at all times, defines Virgo. Though compassionate and kind, they set unrealistic standards for themselves and others. Virgo would never settle, but striving to perfect an imperfect world and mold everyone around you into an idealized version of themselves is difficult and unachievable. Set off anxiety.
Pisces is emotional like Cancer. Cancer may be the most empathic sign, making them the most worried, but Pisces is the most sensitive, placing them in the top five signs most likely to have an anxious attachment style, according to Astrotalk. Being sensitive can be challenging, especially when it springs from a childhood naïvety that is often dreamy. Pisces' artistic and humanitarian ways require this sensitivity.
Another water sign with nervous attachments? You better believe it! Scorpio's compassion, fierce loyalty, and knowing that people aren't always what they claim they are affect their sensitive and profoundly felt emotions, unlike Pisces. According to Collective World, Scorpio is the most paranoid zodiac sign and most likely to have a dark past that breeds suspicion. Most of the time feeling and thinking this way leads to uneasy attachment.
Geminis are fun, gregarious, and sociable like Aquarius and Libra. But those benefits have complicated drawbacks. Strong-minded Geminis exist. "There's a lot going on," astrologer Noush Joon told Well + Good. "A metaphorical brain dissection might reveal a chaotic circus of thoughts spinning toward one other.