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by: gypsybard on Jul 03, 2012


Psychic Vampires are the worst enemies of practitioners of magic. Having a psych vampire in your life will stomp your motivation and will.

It's a game of give-and-take. Is someone around you always taking and never giving back? They might be a psychic vampire. Do you feel drained talking to them? Do you think about them and feel irritated even when they are not around?

Everyone is lonely sometimes. Everyone needs help sometimes. Everyone can be draining sometimes. Especially during stressful times like a death or a breakup or any of the other tribulations life throws at us.

A Psychic Vampire is different. A Psychic Vampire always feels lonely and empty. They suck all the attention and energy out of everyone around them, but they are always thirsty. No matter how much they consume, they will never feel complete. They find victims and draw energy from them. They replace the consumed energy with feelings of shame and guilt and bitterness and resentment. Psychic Vampires have an abundance of these emotions, and lack the necessary mental faculties to cope with them. Psychic Vampires can be very charming. They might make you feel really good when you first meet them. Then they drain you. Then they might boost your spirits just to drain you again. This process can repeat for years and years with each victim.

Dealing With Psychic Vampires
Once we learn to identify Psychic Vampires, we can take action against them.

First, stop trying to understand them. Do not try to fix them. One of their tricks is keeping you baited with the false hope that you will be their savior. In the meantime they just drain you. And when you are out of energy, they will go on to the next victim, and you weren't the only victim to begin with.

Get out of their head and into your own! Remind yourself of things that make you feel happy. Remind yourself that we are all responsible for our own happiness. Surround yourself with people who are good for you, who really love you, and who energize you.

If you are friends with a Psych Vampire, you will have to accept who they are or terminate the friendship. Don't let yourself get trapped in their games. Remain somewhat emotionally detached. If their conversation is draining you, try to redirect it or get away. You can still love them. You have to make sure you don't let them hurt you. Look out for numero-uno (that's you). If you decide to terminate the friendship, they will make it very hard. They might want to hurt you or guilt trip you. This will just prove that they were a psych vampire and you were right. Get away from them and they will eventually leave you alone.

If you can't get away from them because you have to be around them like at work or at school, then try your best to ignore them. Without your attention, they can't drain your energy. Focus on other things. Try not to hold grudges about them or start a war with them. They love conflict and it gives them attention which gives them energy which was yours to begin with.


I'm sure everyone has encountered Psychic Vampires sometime in their life. Tell us about your experiences with them. How do you deal with it? Does this remind you of someone in your life? Have you ever been a victim? Feel free to share!