Vampires Who Drain Your Energy


Energy vampires are people who drain our physical, emotional, and mental energy.

These are people who make us feel exhausted, tense, or negative after spending time with them. Energy vampires can be family members, friends, co-workers, or acquaintances. Here are some ways to protect yourself from them:

  1. Set boundaries: The first step to protecting yourself from energy vampires is to set clear boundaries. This means communicating your needs and limits, and not being afraid to say no when necessary.
  2. Identify the energy vampires in your life: Take a closer look at the people in your life and identify those who take more than they give. Once you know who these people are, limit your time with them or find ways to interact with them that are less draining.
  3. Keep your distance: If you cannot avoid an energy vampire completely, try to keep some distance between you. For example, sit further away or limit your conversations with them to a certain time or topic.
  4. Practice self-care: Take care of your physical, emotional, and mental health. This means getting enough sleep, eating healthily, exercising regularly, and doing things that bring you joy. When you take care of yourself, you are less vulnerable to the negative energy of others.
  5. Practice visualization: Visualize yourself surrounded by a protective shield of positive energy, deflecting energy vampires’ negativity. This can help you feel more resilient, empowered, and in control.
  6. Seek out positive people: Surround yourself with people who are positive, supportive, and uplifting. Positive people can inspire you, energize you, and help you feel more optimistic and hopeful.

In general, protecting yourself from energy vampires requires a balance of asserting your needs and limits, taking care of yourself, and actively seeking out positive people and experiences in your life. Remember, it’s okay to put yourself first and prioritize your own well-being.

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Very relevant post! I’ve been around such people, and these thoughts shed light on dealing with them.

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    1. GS says:

      I can relate. We can’t help but come across such energy vampires. I think they come along to make us aware of our own triggers and work to heal them.


  2. Maryanne says:

    I’m self employed so I don’t have to worry about working with energy vampires. But, yes, some family members can drain your soul. Keep conversations brief. Visit only around birthdays and holidays. And deactivate Facebook. Without Messenger they can’t contact you whenever they feel like dumping. It’s so easy to ignore a vampire when you don’t give them access to you. 🙂

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  3. MindMuser MD says:

    This post is so relevant , thank you for the reminder !

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    1. GS says:

      Most welcome

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  4. Taran says:

    As a deeply introverted person, there are way too many vampires out there. I find it peculiar we’re not allowed to kill vampires when there are so many books and movies about that, but I digress.

    I have built a nice bubble around myself that I leave on occasion.

    One thing I would like to add here is the “What are you doing tonight/next week/later?” question being answered with “Nothing”, and then they think one is available. This is one of the boundaries.

    It’s perfectly legitimate to still say no to invitations or requests if you’re doing ‘nothing’. Extroverts don’t think it’s the case, but they’ll get over it. I’ve found that they have relatively short attention spans.

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    1. GS says:

      Loved your analysis.

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  5. Great advice! It is so true that there are those who will suck all of your energy! I try really hard to keep my boundaries.

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    1. GS says:

      Yes I “try” to keep my boundaries too and at the same time I am trying to also build resilience.

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