We’ve all known people who just seem to suck the positive emotions right out of us, like vampires. A good litmus test is to figure out whether you’d probably feel better or worse after spending some time with the person. Sometimes, trying to avoid getting sucked in and giving them advice or trying to console them is the right approach. If you do spend time with them, find a way to recharge your emotional batteries afterwards — it can be anything from exercise to cute animals, even meditation. Above all, you definitely don’t want to find yourself imitating them in your own interactions!
- If someone talks too much, the chances are that they do not know what they are talking about.
- Making sure that you are always well informed can keep you from these awkward moments.
- Some individuals do not like to deal with emotional people on a daily basis.
“People who drain us emotionally (or sometimes called emotional vampires) are people who suck all the positive energy out of you.”