Have you noticed that after you’ve been around a particular individual you feel tired, cranky, or maybe a little depressed? You may be dealing with an emotional energy vampire. And you thought vampires didn’t really exist. What is an emotional vampire? Here’s two definitions I found online from something called an urban dictionary:
1) A person who possesses the ability to suck all of the positive energy out of someone. They do this through negative comments, or by mere presence alone.
When we were at the wedding the groom’s side of the family did not smile, dance or talk to us. They were such Emotional Vampires, they sucked all the fun right out of the party.
2) One who feeds upon the emotions of others to bolster their self-esteem and to gain attention.
An emotional vampire is often a drama queen and loves to play the victim in their own life.
How do you spot energy vampires? Watch this video.
My home is where I recharge my energy. It’s my sanctuary, so I’m very particular on who I invite into my home. Unfortunately, there are some in-laws that stop by for a visit and don’t seem to know when to go home. The good news is it doesn’t happen that often. Hubby and I have decided that we need to come up with a plan to get them to leave at a decent time. Something other than, “Get out! I’m tired of you.”
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