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Quote on Energy Vampires #1

Quote on Energy Vampires #1

“Yes, the people around us can be insensitive, narcissistic, toxic, and sometimes even abusive, but it is up to us to take that energy on or let it flow through us. No one is responsible for taking away our happiness but us.”

-Aletheia Luna, Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing

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Quote on Energy Vampires #2

Quote on Energy Vampires #2

“If you’ve ever met an energy vampire (and you probably have), you’ll get the distinct feeling that this person has an intense need to prey off the vitality of others. There is a kind of acute neediness present in energy vampires which can be quite overwhelming and depleting to those they come in...

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Quote on Energy Vampires #3

Quote on Energy Vampires #3

“Energy vampires prey on others because they are in pain, and their behavior is a disguised cry for help. However, the important thing to remember is that you are not responsible for resolving their issues. While you can offer help to an energy vampire, it is ultimately their responsibility to so...

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Identifying Emotional Vampires

Identifying Emotional Vampires

You can definitively identify an emotional vampire with one simple test: If after hanging out with someone, you feel worn out and depleted, that person is a vampire. If after hanging out with someone, you still feel full of energy, that person is not a vampire.

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Actions To Take

Actions To Take

So, what do you do once you spot an emotional vampire sucking up too much of your time and energy? Here is a simple five-step plan for neutralizing their toxic effects.

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<p>If your co-worker is compla...

If your co-worker is complaining about a particular work struggle, for example, say something like, “That sounds really difficult. Have you thought about what you're going to do?: Or maybe, “Have you talked to [the person they are complaining about] directly about it? Did your manager have any ad...

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2. Validate and redirect.

2. Validate and redirect.

We all complain sometimes. The healthy way to do it involves laying out the problem and genuinely searching for solutions. The emotional vampire way to do it is just moan endlessly while looking for ever more validation. Which is why your best bet when confronted with an emotional vampire's endle...

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How to Spot an Emotional Vampire and a 5-Step Process to Defeat One When You Do

How to Spot an Emotional Vampire and a 5-Step Process to Defeat One When You Do

Save your energy for things that actually matter (like building your company) by disentangling yourself from toxic people.

We've all encountered emotional vampires in our lives.

They're the colleague that can't stop talking about themselves, the acquaintance who always leaves you exha...

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4. Set consistent boundaries.

4. Set consistent boundaries.

While empathy can give you the stamina to deal with unavoidable emotional vampires, that doesn't mean you should tolerate behavior that leaves you drained. Continue training your emotional vampire that you're useless as a victim by being firm with your boundaries. Tell them at the outset of a con...

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Quote on Energy Vampires #4

Quote on Energy Vampires #4

“An energy vampire can never “steal” energy from us unless we consciously or unconsciously permit them to.”

-Mateo Sol, Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing

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5. Focus on self care.

5. Focus on self care.

The goal of this whole process is to keep yourself sane (and your schedule on track). It's totally OK to outright tell an emotional vampire that as long as you do it nicely. Go ahead and tell your drama queen colleagues that you're falling behind and really need to be heads down for awhile. Besid...

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<p><strong>Allow the emotional...

Allow the emotional vampires prowling the halls of your office free rein and they'll drain you to a husk. Take the simple steps above and you should be able to preserve your energy for more useful tasks than feeding their egos and taming their anxieties. 

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1.Opt for empathy.

1.Opt for empathy.

Your first impulse upon encountering an emotional vampire might be to just roll your eyes and walk away. That can work if the person is someone you never have to see again, but if it's a work colleague, the experts have another suggestion: Try a little empathy. Sure their overdramatizing and self...

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3. Don't feed the beast.

3. Don't feed the beast.

You might think that vigorously agreeing with an emotional vampire might give them what they want so that they go away. Not so. Like the classic-blood sucking variety, emotional vampires have an endless thirst, only theirs is for drama. The more you give them, the more they'll demand. Do your bes...

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