Energy Vampires – How To Recognize and Deal With These Energy Sucking Individuals

We have all met them – those people that just suck the life out of you. Their problems are always dramatic, over-the-top and more important than yours. These people are negative, gossipy, needy and complaining. Some of us is married to them, work for them or we have to face them in the neighborhood and work gatherings. We call them Energy Vampires. These people, by their presence, seem to drain the energy from unprotected people around them. They will often associate with a victim who exhibits the classic signs of this drain. Lack of motion and energy, an emaciated physique, a pallid complexion, and an overall sense of weakness are typically noted. They are highly suggestive people, and always resist a successful treatment. They can make you feel stressed out, guilty or exhausted down to your very last molecule. They come in all forms. The charmer is a constant talker or joke – teller who has to be the center of attention. The blamer, dolls out endless servings of guilt. And then there is the drama queen, the co-worker who claims she almost died from a high fever or the neighborhood who lives in extremes of emotions.

We are not allowed to escape from this problem and we have to deal with it. Many of us find this really hard to do because we are afraid of being impolite and we don’t want to offend people. But we have to protect ourselves from killing conversations and there are plenty ways to do that. At first, we have to do the following advices:


First of all, you have to recognize the signs when you are being drained, and that begins with turning in to your physical reactions. Is there a tightening in your chest when a certain person enters the conversation? Do you feel tired when you hang up the phone after speaking with someone? Does your head ache, when that person starts talking to you? If you feel all this signs, you are dealing with energy vampire and you have to reject it.


When you encounter someone with a negative attitude, don’t respond by throwing insults back at them. Keep your dignity and don’t lower yourself to their level. True strength is being bold enough to walk away from the nonsense with your head held high.


Always focus yourself on the solution, not on the problem. If you are focused on the problem you can make it double. Stop thinking about that how negative and troubling this person is, and focus on how you are going to handle their behavior in a positive way. This is more effective by putting you in the driver’s seat, and it will reduce the amount of stress you experience when you are interacting with them.


Many people say that one of the easiest and simple way to protect yourself from negative people is crossing your arms. When you cross your arms in a folded position over your chest, you are protecting your solar plexus chakra-the seat of your personal power. You can also cross your fingers to lock in your aura, so their energy can’t effect yours.


If you know that you are going to be around Energy Vampire, protect yourself in advance by visualizing a mirrors surrounding you from head to toe. This deflects the person’s negativity back to the source. Try to imagine a glittering disco ball in front of you. See yourself walking inside this disco ball and the little squares of mirrors shining out all around you. When you have to face with negative, draining energy vampires, hang a disco ball ornament in place where you can see it often to remind yourself to walk into the disco ball. Trust me, it works!


Take a plastic water bottle and write down the name of the Energy Vampire, or the Vampire in your life. Place this slip of paper in the water bottle and put the water bottle in the freezer. This will freeze their energy from effecting yours. It is an old metaphysical trick that is very effective.


Center yourself by focusing on your breath. This connects you to the essence. Keep exhaling negativity, inhaling calm. Lock your energy inside and don’t let the Vampire steel it from you. Remember, your energy is only yours, and you can spread it and share it with people you love.


You have to think about the type of people aggravate you. The very well known law of energy is that we attract what we haven’t yet worked out in ourselves. If you are an angry and negative person, you will find yourself surrounded by angry people. By paying attention to the people who seem so draining, you might discover something you need to address. My experience says that once you have worked through a particular issue, you are no longer worn out by that kind of energy vampires. And the vampires, robbed of a source, move on to more easily drainable audiences.

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