Most who come to this blog know what an energy vampire is, specifically in intimate relationships. Although we escaped the toxic relationship with our exes, there is no guarantee we will be able to forever avoid the impact of sociopathy moving forward.
How do we use what we have learned about sociopathy and sociopathic behavior and apply it to non-intimate relationships that seem to be draining us like our sociopathic/narcissistic partner did?
Fortunately, we can learn to recognize behaviors inflicted on us by others in our relationships to determine if those behaviors are the source of why we feel negatively impacted in that relationship. (After all, sometimes our emotional state of mind has nothing to do with the people we relate to and has everything to do with our own self-worth and confidence.) But if the other person is a mind-sucking energy and emotional vampire, our first defense is to end the relationship so we can get to work on ourselves.
Is your boss an energy vampire?
by Paula Carrasquillo for Communities Digital News, LLC