Emotional Vampires: Dealing With People Who Drain You Dry

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If you've ever been around someone who leaves you feeling weakened and drained, then you have probably come across an emotional vampire. These people drain your energy instead of draining your blood. Emotional vampires can be found anywhere and are encountered throughout each one of your days. Your best friend, a coworker, or a stranger passing by on the street, and you may not even realize it. “Emotional Vampires,” a term defined by Albert J. Bernstein, PhD in his book Emotional Vampires: Dealing with People Who Drain You Dry—are typically people who are extremely demanding, narcissistic, controlling, and very manipulative or negative. Who is your emotional vampire or are you one? Sometimes, when we are under enormous pressure and stress, we might unconsciously become quite emotionally exhausting of those around us.…show more content…
He explains: “If you see yourself among the vampires, take heart; it is a very good sign. We all have some tendencies in the direction of personality disorders. If you recognize your own, they are apt to be less of a problem than if you have no insight.” Bernstein presents a guide of for each type of Emotional Vampires and cautions the reader on how to protect him or herself from falling a victim to these manipulative personalities. In writing this educational passage, the author provides protection for people from those who look to destroy the psychological and emotional (feelings) health of others. Throughout reading this book, readers are informed on how to spot the “emotional vampires” in their lives, what to do if they become attacked, and how to defend themselves and prevent future

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