Thought I’d do something interesting for a change 😉
To put it simply an energy vampire is someone who emotionally/psychically drains someone else. No matter how little you might believe in ‘psychic energy’ I’m sure you can name someone in your life who makes you feel like this. They’re the people who you constantly have to go above and beyond when you’re with and who leave you feeling exhausted.
I think that when we’re talking about energy vampires it’s important to put whatever you think of ‘psychic energy’ and the like to one-side and just focus on the problem. At the end of the day whatever you believe it doesn’t change the fact that we all know people like this and they are not fun to be around.
There are many different types of energy vampires:
Insecure: these are people who feels deeply insecure in themselves and constantly need reassurance and approval from others, they don’t like to strike out on their own and need the help of other people at every turn.
Passive-aggressive: quite simply and obviously these are the people in your life who wind you up and break you down and snipe at you, there’s nothing overt or obvious about what they do but it’s tiring and upsetting all the same.
Jealous: the people in your life who are upset about every achievement you make- they may not be obvious but they’re there all the same.
Depending on your beliefs there are many different ways to deal with energy vampires, these can range from things like protecting yourself psychically and making sure that your ‘force fields’ are up when you’re around them to simply setting down boundaries as a friend. People who are energy vampires can eat away at your time and negatively affect your mental health- they’re very hard people to deal with because whilst you want to help them you need to be aware of yourself.