Yes, vampires are real... and they are everywhere. Despite your big heart and good intentions, you don’t want to put your wellness in danger by associating with emotional vampires.
What is an emotional vampire? Someone who sucks all the good energy out of you. Here’s how to identify one (and once you do, avoid them at all costs!):
- They rattle on endlessly about their woes, barely listening to you.
- No matter how you respond, they don’t seem satisfied or you don’t feel like you helped.
- You are literally tired after spending more than a half hour with them.
- People who lack compassion for others... unless it’s something they have been through, they don’t care.
- Rude, crass, aggressive types who expend a lot of hostile energy.