Perfectionism greatly affects the way we view ourselves and the world around us. It can create a mindset of anxiety, low self-esteem, and preoccupation with control, but even more worryingly it is associated with a range of mental health problems like depression, eating disorders and suicide. Recent research suggests perfectionism can be passed on from parent to child. Dr. Simon Sherry wrote on how children are negatively affected by perfectionistic parents for Psychology Today. Read here to learn more.