Attachment theory divides people into three attachment styles: secure, anxious, and avoidant. Secure people are available, supportive, and loving. Anxious people are needy, clingy, and demanding. Avoidant people are cold, unavailable, and dismissive. I have anxious attachment, and I am attracted to avoidant women (which is the general rule, because anxious and avoidant are usually attracted to each other.) My favorite book on the topic is Attached..
Yeah, to me that limit's purpose maybe is only to prevent hoarding? I understand how hoarding is not good, but there are indeed responsible people who have more than 4 pets (of different species) and do a great job taking care of them, their property, and their families. So, I would question this limit and see exactly what it entails and why..