For me, spirits will bother me until I acknowledge them and help them. I can watch a million pas by like I am not even here, but the only time they talk to me is when they want something. After I help the spirit, I usually dont here from it again. At times, I will see it pass like it is checking up on someone, but it doesn?t stop and talk to me. Maybe the spirit wants something.
Protection is a good idea too.