Beware of Energy Vampires!

Bullies are notorious energy vampires. An energy vampire will suck the oxygen out of every room they walk into. Their emotional default is always set on negative, forever having a problem for every solution. Where there’s positivity, they rain on it with their negative toxicity.

Anytime you’re striving for something, or winning at something, they always seen to trash it with statements such as:

“You can’t do it.”

“That’s not for you.”

“You’re too fat.”

“You’re too skinny.”

“You’re not pretty enough, smart enough, strong enough…” etc.

“You couldn’t possibly…”

When they find out you’re working toward a goal or planning for your future, these types of people will come up with all kinds of reasons why you won’t succeed. And if you do succeed at something or score a big win, they’ll say things such as:

“That was only beginner’s luck.”

“That was only a freak accident.”

“You just got lucky.”

“It won’t last.”

“It’s about time because you never won at anything before.”

No matter what you do, energy vamps will find a way to pee all over it.

Understand that energy vampires try to zap your energy because they never accomplished anything and they’re afraid that you just might reach success and make them look and feel bad. The best thing to do is to avoid them at all costs before they drag you down and rub their negativity off on you.

With knowledge comes empowerment!

22 thoughts on “Beware of Energy Vampires!

  1. This is an interesting post. You are right! There are people like this and sometimes they aren’t even seen as conventional bullies, though they really are. They are never encouraging and will constantly belittle you. They may not call you names persay but every thing is a criticism and how you or someone else can’t do something. When they walk in a room, all the fun, relaxed feeling is sucked out of the room.

  2. It’s important to surround yourself with positive, helpful people. We can’t avoid the energy vampires but we can try and limit their impact. Thanks for the great reminder.

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  4. That’s so true. Bullies can appear anywhere and they make people feel threatened and powerless. I have a relative who’s a bully and she sucks all the energy out of the space. Sometimes when I get angry, I feel like I am a bit like this relative and it frightens me. She’s the last person I want to be and I don’t want to be that way.

  5. You’re painfully right! Have you ever watched the series, what we do in the shadows? There is an actual ‘Energy Vampire’ that sucks the joy from others. I have a ‘friend’ of a friend who does this – she can be belittling, negative and frustrating to be around. I find her draining which is especially difficult when you’re with friends, but feel your mood at an all time low after being in her presence. Xxx

  6. I like that term “Energy Vampires.” Some people will suck the life out of the room or you if you don’t watch out. Just bad vibes sometimes!

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