Have you heard of fearful avoidant attachment or an avoidant personality disorder? Attachment theory describes the different ways people can act in a relationship. When someone has an avoidant attachment style, they are uncomfortable with growing emotionally bonded or close to someone else. It can actually be broken down into two subcategories: dismissive-avoidant and fearful-avoidant. Wondering if avoidant attachment applies to you or a loved one? Here are 8 signs of an avoidant attachment style.