As we grow older and really pay more attention to people around us, most of us become very good at discovering who takes our away. We want to live to the fullest and absorb what is around us, so who can give us energy becomes very important. On the other hand, those who take it away are the ones we should be aware of because they come in different guises. Identifying them is going to save us so much heartache.
In the modern parlance, they are called : Energy Vampires. They literally suck the energy out of us. They exhaust us beyond words and can complicate our lives in many ways. Not only emotionally, but some times they can embroil you in their web and cause all sorts of problems in your life. We must be careful since they are everywhere, of how we deal with them.
Usually they are very charismatic, charming. Since they are convinced that everything is about them, they see everything from their perspective. We all know one or two: they flatter you, make you believe they value your opinion just to draw you into their scheme. Unfortunately, if we are not careful, they succeed. It’s human nature to accept flattery as our due. The ones that do, are in for some troubled times.
Having no sense of responsibility, they can walk away and you might end up being blamed for what they did. Depending on the situation, this can mean just a temporary inconvenience or a long term struggle. Let’s wise up to theseVampires, in the long run they are worse than the fictional ones.
Rely on your gut feeling, if someone suddenly becomes friendly, becomes closer. If there are visits and invitations and phone calls, if your opinion is suddenly sought and praised, bells should ring in your head. If someone just leaves you exhausted after spending a few hours with them, someone demands more attention you are willing to give or drives you crazy with questions about subjects you do not discuss but with really close friends, run for the hills. You have encounter an Energy Vampire!!!
Remember, now is our time. There is no reason for anyone to accept these people in their lives.