Energy vampires are people who drain your energy by their negativity. They leave you feeling exhausted and confused.
Victim – These types of energy vampires’ love to make you feel sorry for them. They do not take self-responsibility for their lives. How to deal- Don’t get involved in their self-pity. Limit your interaction with them if possible.
Narcissist – They have no empathy or genuine interest toward other people they have the attitude of – first me then you. Therefore they will constantly expect you to put them first. How to deal- If you’re unable eliminate this person from your life, try to limit contact.
Dominant – This type of vampire overcompensate by intimidating you. Often they are loud and have rigid beliefs or black and white thinking. How to deal- Agree to disagree. Realize that their attempt to scare you is sourced from their deep fear of being dominated and thus hurt.
Melodramatic – thrives on creating problems. Often, their need to create constant drama is the product of an underlying emptiness in their lives. They also love seeking out crises because it gives them a reason to feel victimized (thus special and in need of love), an exaggerated sense of self-importance, and avoidance from life’s real issues. Another reason why Melodramatic Vampires enjoy creating drama is that the negative emotions that they feed off are addictive . How to deal- Refuse to take sides or be involved in the drama. Pay attention to the patterns in their behavior and the triggers that make you want to get involved. Create distance and remove them from your life if possible.
Judgmental– Due to their severely low self esteem the Judgmental Vampires enjoy preying on your insecurities and prop up their egos by making you feel small. How to deal- Refuse to take what the Judgmental Vampire says personally. When you get defensive, you will always lose.
Innocent– they can be helpless types of people who genuinely need help such as children or good friends who come to rely on you too much. How to deal -Helping those in need is a display of compassion and love, but you also need to remember to take care of yourself as well.
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