Everybody wants to have loving people around them – people who are supportive, motivational and inspirational. However, there will be some individuals who drain the drive force of life in us by instilling anger, narcissism, fear, neediness and through criticism. When we allow such "energy vampires" to live in our company, we often get frustrated and worn out many times. We face a lot of discouragement as a result. These vampires are usually difficult to handle and bring negative energy to us. They usually consume our vigor.
Energy Vampires—Who Are They?
The Narcissist Vampire
This vampire usually has an exaggerated sense of power and self-importance and always looks for attention and ceaseless praise. They can at times be very obsessed with their ego. However, others can be very intelligent, charming and masterful seducers. The poor and vulnerable always fall prey to these narcissist vampires. Once you disagree with the narcissists, they tend to be aggressive with you.
The Drama Queen Vampire
Commonly regarded as the Sarah Bernhardt of vampire, the drama queen vampires often amplify small incidents by creating a big scene from them. They are extremists both for the bad and the good. They move from one crisis to the next and like being in chaos. They are melodramatic and can easily wipe you out by putting you in an overload situation.
The Passive-Aggressive Vampire
These energy vampires show anger by smiling or through an exaggerated concern. They are usually very calm. They are talented in putting a fine face amidst hostility. Usually, they keep procrastinating things and claim to have forgotten certain issues just to evade commitments. They will never give you direct answers and can be frustrating due to their seductive nature.
The Fixer Upper Vampire
This vampire is comparable to a fixer-upper house that is in need of constant repairs. Some can make you their therapist – calling you to fix problems for them. As a friend, you can really be wasted by the constant calls for help. Others are those you would personally see they need help but, however much you help, they are not willing to change.
The Guilt Tripper Vampire
These types of vampires are renowned blamers and martyrs. They are usually full of drama but are not there to take any blame. They are masters at your own insecurities and will focus on such to make you have bad feelings concerning a certain thing. They present themselves as spotless and clean on matters that seem to affect them and usually transfer the blame elsewhere.