Conflicts in close relationships are common. The people you care about the most affect you the most. Sometimes, though, a line gets crossed, and conflicts in close relationships become toxic to your mental health.
Parents have a significant influence on the psychological development and well-being of their children. What kinds of adults people become is primarily influenced by how they were parented. Healthy parenting creates healthy children and toxic parents create toxic children.
Toxicity in a parent-child relationship can have lasting consequences on the child’s psychology. Effects of toxic parenting include:
- Not developing a sense of self
- Finding it hard to be assertive
- Becoming a people-pleaser
- Low self-esteem
If you think both your parents have been toxic, I recommend taking the toxic parents test.
If you’re a son who suspects your mother has been a toxic influence in your life, I suggest reading about mother-son enmeshment.
If you’re a daughter and believe your relationship with your mother has been toxic, this mother-daughter relationship test is for you.
Taking the toxic mother-daughter relationship quiz
This quiz consists of 20 items on a 5-point scale ranging from Strongly agree to Strongly disagree. It’s designed for adult daughters to assess the level of toxicity in their relationship with their mother.
Answer each item based on what applies the most to your relationship currently, not what was true in the past. We don’t store your responses in our database, and your result will only be visible to you.
Hi, I’m Hanan Parvez (MBA, MA Psychology), founder and author of PsychMechanics. I’ve published one book and authored 400+ articles on this blog (started in 2014) that have garnered over 4.5 million views. PsychMechanics has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Reader’s Digest, and Entrepreneur. Feel free to contact me if you have a query.