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ENERGY VAMPIRISM and Tips for Self-Protection

Updated on August 19, 2010


It is a lot said and written about energy vampirism in last few years. There are thousands of articles on WWW about that topic and many books published. Intention of this Hub is not to scare you of this type of human behaviour, then to make you more aware about the problem and inspire you to find your own ways how to balance your energies.

Energy vampires are people who primarily feed themselves by the vital energies of others. They are also called psychic vampires, psi vampires, emotional vampires, energy zappers. So called "vampires" usually drain others emotionally, emphatically, psychically even physically, without giving anything back. Some warning signs that you are being preyed on in this way are: tiredness, fatigue, depression, headaches, nausea, dizziness, feeling drained, anxiety, panic attacks and nightmares, which occur after your contact with person or group of people who drain your energy. Such symptoms should also disappear after you remove yourself from that situation.

Human need for energy

Healthy vital energy became very big problem of this world nowadays - modern style of life does not allow people sufficient amounts of life-energy to live on normal, healthy way : too crowded, polluted and noisy cities, stressful jobs, not enough sleep and rest, unhealthy food, not enough of touch with the nature, constant competition, overall hurry and constant stress- makes majority of people living with very low levels of vital energy.

Without vital energy is not possible to survive and live, neither accomplish any life task or goal. Missing life energy needs to be replaced from some source, otherwise person would become chronically exhausted and ill, would die, or would become constant looser in all aspects of life. Whoever has the more vital force the the others, easier wins in the game of life.

Honestly speaking, when it comes to the terms of vital energy,people almost cannot avoid to use vital force which belongs to some other living beings - non-human or human: through the food we eat, resources we spend, our style of life has actually a lot of predator`s components. In the world that people created today, we can only choose to take either less or more from others and learn to rely as much as possible on our own resources.

In written human history, in all known types of human societies, people have always been divided on that ones who live exclusively on energy of the others (upper classes) and that ones who are supplying them with everything what upper classes need for their own "decent living". No matter what is the name of society (feudalism,capitalism, communism, socialism), vampirism is always present, only difference is if that in some societies that principle is more obvious while in some othrs tends to be more hidden. When dominance of one class over the others is more expressed we call such societies "totalitarianism", when dominance is more subtle we call that "democracy". Dominance over the others - is vampirism.

Complicated social hierarchies among people basically allow vampirism as common thing on this planet on all levels of human activities and in all types of human relations: our hierarchical systems are basically based on dominance and submission - we can see that in organization of families, at work, in religion, in politics - actually everywhere.


Energy Vampirism in Myths and Religions

Human society supports idea about energy vampirism even through the myths and religious beliefs: Majority of primordial myths of humanity are full of violence or/and sacrifices which Gods had done to create the visible world . Even today, in our "holy religious beliefs"

  • we create saviours who sacrifice for others while dying on horribly painful way, and thanks do that we either expect from others to unconditionally sacrifice for us, or we sacrifice for others no matter if others deserve that or not ,
  • we create saints and holy people mainly from victims and then we pray to them to supply us with their energy no matter if they were died ages ago...
  • We also support "gods" and religious organizations who require sacrifices and blind obedience from us, so we can provide them without complaining and questioning with all energy and goods they need in the name of some "god".

If this is not vampirism, what is?

One-on-one Energy Vampire Attacks

People who became what we call energy vampires never learned to rely on their own resources of energy - they almost always need the others to feed themselves. They may have basic lack of energy or even excess of it (but negative one, or just not properly focused), but they constantly feel unfulfilled when on their own, what causes that they feel content only if they consume lifes of the others.

Well, energy vampires could not exist if there are not donors of energy (victims) consciously or subconsciously willing to give them their energy.

Roots for that behavioural schemes get developed usually already in childhood: some children, who did not get enough of healthy energy when they needed it, when they grow up, may try to fulfill their impaired energy by "stealing" missing energy from other people, but they also can became donors of energy fo the others, depending how they were taught in the childhood. If child was getting "too much" attention and became spoiled in human terms, can also easily become vampire: such person can continue to require an excess of attention, energy and care from the others during the whole life. It is very difficult to generalize, please take this only like examples.

Can one person be at the same time a victim (donor) and a vampire?

Of course: we all have vampire-like part of ourselves (if needed), and very often that ones who are constant victims of energy attacks become at least periodicaly "vampires" for the others to compensate their own eaten energy. After they get it, victims usually continue to be energy fuel for their attackers again, so vicios circle continues.

Actually, whenever you allow yourself to become victim , you will sooner or later need energy of others to help you survive while you playing your role of victim.


Energy Vampirism in Family Life

The worst possible aspects of energy vampirism I noticed in family life, especially when children are involved. Families should be core of human society, so family life is the place where all human problems start.

Problems usually  occur when family is not responsibly ready to have children and due to that parents do not have sufficient energy and material resources to provide the children with all what is really needed. Sooner or later such child or children can become burden and victim of mentioned lack of resources, care , love or harmony.

Many people have children who treat as their slaves: emotionaly, sexualy, there are millions of youngest ones who perform labour for their parents. There are also millions of examples when parents on very sophysticated ways shape their children as younger parts of themselves who are supposed to fulfill all dreams or wishes of their parents when they grow up and serve and obey the parents whole life without complain. That is so often called "tradition"., but actually real name for that is vampirism or slavery.


Vampirism at work

Many jobs are created just as "ideal" target for attack of energy vampires - especially that ones which require intensive communication with others and majority of them can be called "services". Whenever you serve the others, you opened yourself for attack of that ones who desperately need vital energy and urgently demand some on any possible way -from you, without giving you anything back. If you act as polite donor, vampires would sooner or later contact you again asking for another fresh energy-supply.

In any job, submissive position and attitude is also perfect source of energy for that ones who require it. So many people have became donors to the vampires while working too hard, for too little money, while working jobs they dislike and despise. Vampires are, of course, that ones who take majority of profit while misusing the energy and work of the others.

Volunteering is also field which is especially vulnerable for attack of vampires. Most often such unpaid "jobs" are created from that ones who misuse the work of good and naïve volunteers for gaining personal profit (money or fame, whatever). People who constantly feel desperate need to help others, even when they forget to solve their own problems, should seriously ask themselves if they are just donors of energy. Every time and energy consuming job through which you do the good things for other people is sacred - and should be paid, not performed for free.



On-line energy vampirism

There is not much difference between direct contact, telephone communication or on-line communication - energy can be successfully stolen in all cases. Everyone who spends a lot of time on-line, or works on-line (as me) can witness that some people are able to directly take away energy in on-line communication (chat, e-mail, comments, no matter).

I am still learning how to completely protect myself from the attacks while having bussiness online- one of the measures I had to take is - I employed secretary for several hours per week to read my e-mail and instruct her to ignore all people who ask from me something what I cannot give to them (free services, love relationships, free instructions how to become successful on HP in 1 week, etc,etc - questions are many and various), and filtrate only serious clients and real friends. On the days when my secretary is not working, I taught myself to do the same - I pretend that I am my own secretary and ignore messages which show that people do not respect my time, energy or knowledge. I feel much better after that.

How to Protect yourself from Vampirism


Give yourself enough of time to look at all aspects all your life and discover in what type of contacts you loose energy. Analyse also in which contacts you take away energy from others without giving anything back and make necessary changes in such relationships..

Learn how to regain energy from your own sources as much as possible:

  • healthy sleep
  • enough of sunshine
  • enough of spending time in the nature
  • meditation or any relaxation technique you choose for yourself
  • exercising
  • enjoying a lot of time on your own
  • healthy food (which should not be mainly based on animal proteins)
  • relaxing music
  • creativity
  • living in now and creating positive future and life- goals for yourself
  • developing positive thoughts, belives and emotions

When you learn how to balance your vital energy - preserve it primarily for yourself , quality purposes and relationships in your life...when your energy becomes yours again, your life will start to blossom.


Copyright: Tatiana-Michaela Pribic

                   Homeopath and Reiki Teacher



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      7 years ago

      oi]one must cover the chacras. use the metalized bags of groceries, potatos etc. i am using mine under the clothes 24\7

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      Karen A Szklany 

      10 years ago from New England

      Hi Tatjana,

      I linked to this hub directly from the one about Happiness, Freedom v. Slavery (with the butterflies).

      I read a book about emotional vampires...a few summers ago...and this hub confirms what I learned in the book.

      I have learned to delete more emails from my inbox and limit my time that I can accomplish other things....for I love to walk around in nature...and possibly need to take a walk around a nearby lake today! :0)

      I also have a deck of Native American "Sacred Path" cards, and one of the totem animals in the pack is the Armadillo, which signifies healthy boundaries. Whenever I feel a little vulnerable to giving in to those vampires, I tape that Armadillo card to my bedroom wall and gain strength from that! :0) With that armour, I can take the time to breathe and seek out information to help myself out of the doubts I might be experiencing.

      ...and asking for help and support while one is trying to get out of a relationship is a vampire-sucker can also be life/spirit/sanity-saving. :0)

      It's funny, I was raised Catholic, which is when and where I experienced the most emotional vampirism in my life...but have not joined a Unitarian church - which has a "pagan" (earth-centered spirituality) group, too. :0)

      So, I voted this hub UP, Useful, and Awesome.


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      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Hehe Rocco, everyone of us is able to become vampire when needed, so it is so important to have enough of healthy energy and preserve it for creating good in your own life.

      Thank you for your great comment - the suggestion about looking people through a prism of a 3 year old is excellent and part of trauma healing.

      Thank you so much for your valuable comment.

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      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you very much Dolores for your wonderful comment.

    • rocco071 profile image


      11 years ago from by the lake

      It's unbelievable, how important is to stop the vampire's torture and take care of ourselves, but unfortunately we realize this relatively late in all situations you mentioned: school, work, home, partners, and everywhere else. Also, I see the other part too, how I can be a vampire myself and replenish my lost energy through someone else. So, it's a good wake-up call for saving sanity.

      A funny thing I heard on the radio about someone's methodology for saving a marriage, when you get upset with your spouse try to look at him/her through a prism of a 3 year old, and all will be much better. All you can say is: isn't he adorable when he get upset like this :)

      Thank you for a fantastic hub.

      Hvala :)

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      Dolores Monet 

      11 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Tatjana, although this is a very creepy concept and sort of reminds me of science fiction films, you've made quite a point. The worse thing about it is that I know a few people like that, energy vampires. Sometimes we can not avoid them - we work with them or are related to them. I guess the thing is to recognise the behavior and stand strong against them. I like how you suggest sunshine to help us! Sunshine does make us strong, physically and emotionally! Peace!

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      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      I couldn´t agree more with you Valery.

      Vampirism is the best name possible for all misusing of human energy - I wish you a lot of luck in elimination of it. You will feel fully relived afterwords.

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      11 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

      I have noticed that the teachings of most religions support submission to those in power. That is why I ignore the teachings, because they appear to be used for the purpose of the wealthy and powerful as an attempt to keep the masses in submission. I am not interested in submitting to anybody or any organization. I reject those teachings, and appreciate your calling vampirism by its true name. Thanks for two very inspiring hubs. Now, I have a name for the problem I keep feeling a need to eliminate from my own life. (:v

    • Tatjana-Mihaela profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you Lily.

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      11 years ago from Minnesota

      Interesting subject and nicely written:)

    • Tatjana-Mihaela profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you very much MG for your wise comment. Happy to see you here again.


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      Money Glitch 

      11 years ago from Texas

      Hi Tatjana, I've been aware of energy vampires for years; however, just learned within the last couple of years how not to allow them to drain my energy. I'm like VioletSun, very sensitive to energy. I can walk in a room and feel the positive and or negative energy.

      As you stated one must screen calls, e-mails, etc; live in the now, meditate, and I stopped trying to rescue the world. :) This should be a very useful hub for those seeking answers to energy vampirism. Thanks for sharing and thumbs up! Namaste'

    • Tatjana-Mihaela profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Hi PP, so glad to see you here again.

      All the terms you mentioned could be called with the name "vampirism", it sounds less sophisticated but more true.

      Hugs and peace

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      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you very much for the visit and comment Equealla, and especially thank you for sharing your experience.

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      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Dear Greg, your school teacher said it all:

      "my grade school teacher explained to our class how there are three types of people on the planet...those with talent, ideas, and ingenuity..

      those who act on those ideas -

      and those who profit from both but add nothing themselves of any value but to suck dry the blood of others hard work and sweat..."

      Love and hugs

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      The Power Glider 

      11 years ago from Southeast Idaho

      Very interesting! In the past I've been aware of similar effects that some people have on others, but never have I seen it spelled out like this before. It will certainly require a little bit more study. Thank you!

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      Om Prakash Singh 

      11 years ago from India, Calcutta

      Amazing TM amazing. This was an amazing writing from you dear. Read such a beautiful article after a real long time. Great concept and off-course "ENERGY VAMPIRISM" is a new term and concept for me.

      Till date what we used call cruelty, dominance, mental attack, social injustice etc etc can easily be fit into this new term. Yes you are right, when someone suppresses us we think he/she is taking our rights away but a closer look will insure that we are actually being fed on our energy.

      What a great Hub TM. It was really very satisfying read, thanks!

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      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you so much, Prasetio, very glad to see you here.

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      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Namaste Ixxy.

      Thank you for sharing your own experience about energy vampirism.

      Thank you for visit and comment.

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      11 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      I know about this people who latch onto you like blood suckers. One particular woman, whom has drained everybody around her, usually complained and said: And here I am, generating good energy to that person, and then they will just walk away. She never, until today, want to realise her problem. I just block such people, there are no cure for them!

      Good info, and nice read!

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      greg g zaino 

      11 years ago from L'America- Big Pine Key, Florida

      Tatjana, hi, glad to have seen this post this am..

      again i am fascinated by your insightful and informative hubs.

      you seem to have an uncanny glimpse into my own conversations. this very conversation i was having with my woman last night.

      the poison of others ingested with zest by the victims with consent is disturbing as well as fascinating to me.

      my grade school teacher explained to our class how there are three types of people on the planet...those with talent, ideas, and ingenuity..

      those who act on those ideas -

      and those who profit from both but add nothing themselves of any value but to suck dry the blood of others hard work and sweat...

      45 years ago he told me that and i've never forgotten to be on guard..

      great hub lady - :)peace, greg z....

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      11 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I never know about Energy vampires before. But I have to admit to you, I learn much from this hub. Excellent and very well written. I enjoy from word by word. Nice hub. Vote this Up


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      11 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

      This is great stuff! I keep free and clear of the psychic attacks. On a bad day, I'm overloaded and taxed as an empath. So I'm not one to get out much anyway.

      But I've dealt with these creatures, and there's a balance gone wrong within. They cannot sustain themselves because most often they feel as if they have nothing left, like they're perpetually empty.

      On a good day, I'm the opposite--perpetually energized. :)


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      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Hehe Silver Gene, wherever donors reside, energy vampires can come.

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      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you Raven...

    • Tatjana-Mihaela profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you so much Shalini for your nice and worm words. Happy to see you here.

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      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Yep Micky, employers consciously choose the donors...

      Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you so much Katiem - for your nice words and support. I wish you also a lot of positive energy - and a lot of peace.

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      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you very much, Hello, Hello.

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      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Great PJK, this is exactly the thing one should do to for protection.

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      11 years ago

      Excellent information Tajana, thank you. I was aware of some of the more obvious forms but never thought about it in many other places - like online!

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      Raven King 

      11 years ago from Cabin Fever

      Intriging hub. :)

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      Shalini Kagal 

      11 years ago from India

      Tatjana - what a superlative hub! Life should be about balance and human beings destroy that delicate web of interdependence with domination. I was fascinated with this concept when I first read James Redfield's The Celestine Prophecy. I think you've explained it in all its many manifestations so well. We need to protect ourselves from giving up our energy and those guidelines of yours are so useful. Thank you for an awesome hub!

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      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Very, very great hub. No matter the social clime, it's there. Like the CIA, I'm sure employers hire and exploit the "donors". God bless!

    • Tatjana-Mihaela profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Hiya Craig, nice to be back and nice to see you here. BTW, I was too busy to publish any Hub, altough I started few of them last 2 months, but never got time to finish them.

      Now I have Internet even on island (as well as in Zadar), and I cannot disappear any more.

      Hehe, you have so much energy that you can be good example to many people. 2 Swedish blonds? That is OK, exercizing is healthy, LOL!

      Your kids are really happy to have you to help them, I am deeply touched.

      Many nice regards...

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      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Hi GL, I am also happy to see you here. Hehe according to the analysis in my Hub, humanity as a whole should be healed from co-dependency...but unfortunately only individuals get healed and come back in society which supports co-dependency. Well, this is nice, medical term, but I prefer to call it "vampirism" or "dominance over the others". "Co-dependency" sounds too nice to be taken seriously, LOL.

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      Hello, hello, 

      11 years ago from London, UK

      I have learned very good points from your hub. Thank you. I think my ex-husband was the number one.

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      11 years ago from Turkey Point, ON

      Good one Tat! I've often felt drained after being around crowds. I just started imagining "shields up" around me when I'm in the crowd and it seems to make a difference.

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      Katie McMurray 

      11 years ago from Ohio

      Oh Tatjana, what a beautiful and much needed report. I've long been aware of these people and can feel my energy being drained while near these toxic people. I practice the rituals you mentioned and make them a part of my daily routine as I know Psychic vampires are real and many refer to them as toxic people regardless the need to refuel and prepare for each new day is crucial to a healthy happy and balanced life. I am very impressed with you and your work. May much positive energy swirl about you in combat of negative energy yet inviting to positive energy! Peace :)

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      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you Salt - trees are great...and crystals too. Magnets as well. Thanks again for the visit and comment.

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      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Hehe Tony, hehe...

      Do not feed your vampires, especially not for free...

      Love and peace

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      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you QS - I am waiting for your next article ---

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      Craig Suits 

      11 years ago from Florida

      Hiya Kiddo...Now I know what's been wrong with me this last couple months since you've been missing fom Hub Pages. NO ENERGY! time you take a vacation, let me know first...

      Honestly, I can't think of anymore better suited to vamp energy from than the infamous Tatjana...

      Your article is interesting and brings up several points most people never consider. Unfortunatly, I have no time at the moment to enlighten you. Now that your back and I feel much much better, I'm already late for a skiing gig in Aspen, I gotta be in the Bahama's for lunch by 1300hrs and back by 1530hrs to get ready for a double date with a couple of Swedish blonds that want to learn how to scuba dive. Busy busy busy. I might not even sleep tonight now that your back...

      By the way...I'm in Westwood, NJ now probably till the end of the year. I'm helping one of my kids get his business started. Boy do I miss Emily and Jessica. Bummer...

      Seeya kiddo and don't you be going anywhere again ya hea?

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      11 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Great to see you again Tatjana. This is so excellent in that it not only explains "psychic vampires" it demonstrates the many aspects of this personality disorder which destroys families, relationships and of course, physical health. As you must know, the medical term for it is "co-dependency". It's a coincidence that I have been helping several people to overcome this devastating psychological illness which was only labeled as such about ten years ago! Thank you for bringing it to attention here.

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      De Greek 

      11 years ago from UK

      What an interesting subject that applies to everyone. We have all exprerienced this -Thank you :-)

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      11 years ago from australia

      Thank you, I have felt my energy go and do do things to actively reduce this from happening. I have found that hugging a eucalypt tree, (we have them in australia, is great for grounding and can help revitalize you.) Especially for older people, who do sometimes vamp, hugging a tree or bush walking is a great way to revitalize without draining younger people around you.

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      Tony McGregor 

      11 years ago from South Africa

      And I was just about to ask you for a love relationship!!! LOL! Just kidding!

      Thanks for a very useful and thought-provoking Hub. I am very aware of some vampires that suck my energy but I think that maybe I am not aware of others. This Hub will help me to be more aware.

      I also like your ideas on how to protect oneself from the vampires - thanks for them. Bookmarked this Hub so I can come back to it many times!

      Love and peace


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      11 years ago

      Sure Tanja, Optimism is energy soup for the mind-set! As I think you have suggested, the best track to be on is the track to positivity. Thanks for writing this article. :)

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      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you so much,Rochelle, for your wise comment.

    • Tatjana-Mihaela profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Dear Mary,

      I am so happy I am back to HP, now I have Internet connection on the island as well, so more Hubs are on the way.

      When you say " We feed of each other's energy but in a balancing way" is called normal exchange of energy among the people. This is the way how it is supposed to be.

      My secretary is very down-to-the-Earth person, she protects perfectly her energy so I learned a lot from her, LOL !

      Thank you for reading me

      Love and Hugs

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      Rochelle Frank 

      11 years ago from California Gold Country

      I hope a lot of people read this and take it seriously.

      Though the "Dracula kind" of immortal, blood-sucking vampires may be an intriguing romantic fantasy, there certainly are 'psychic vampires' that can draw the life force out of people who get too close to them.

      If you lose energy by being around the wrong people, and do not take the time to care for your mental, spiritual and physical health, it will have a negative effect on all aspects of your life.

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      11 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      When I saw that you published a Hub I was looking forward to read it, especially with the title of the hub. Your idea of hiring a secretary to filter your emails is a very good one! I am very sensitive to energy, can feel when someone is struggling by just reading an email even if no mention of struggle is shared, so being around an energy vampire can be overwhelming for me, (have been there) so I make sure, I stick around positive, creative and spiritual people. We feed of each other's energy but in a balancing way.

      Very informative hub; I learned a few things that I didn't consider before, such as being submissive in a job opens a person up to energy vampirism and of volunteer work. I don't work for anyone these days, but good to be aware, to guide someone in the future, should the need arise.

      Thumbs up!

      Love and hugs,



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