TEST – Are You an Emotional Vampire?

TEST – Are You an Emotional Vampire?

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Emotional vampires are called emotional vampires because they have a tendency to drain the emotional energy out of everyone they come in contact with. They’re exhausting. They need constant attention. They always have some crisis or major life event. They’re experts at eliciting emotional reactions out of others and then feeding off those emotions, regardless of whether they’re positive emotions or negative emotions.

All emotional vampires suffer from low self-esteem, but not all people with low self-esteem are emotional vampires. Low self-esteem comes in a number of flavors and manifests itself differently from person to person, and emotional vampires are people with a specific subset of self-esteem issues.

Emotional vampires exhibit three specific traits simultaneously: an excessive need for validation/attention from others, the belief that little to nothing that occurs is their fault, and the lack of self-awareness to recognize their self-defeating patterns. People who are familiar with Six Pillars of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden will recognize that these are three of the six pillars — or rather, a lack of three of the pillars.

1.A friend is telling you about his or her new job.
2.You are with a group of friends and see someone you have bad memories with…
3.Something at the restaurant you are at with your friends isn’t right…
4.Your friend just redecorated his or her living room…
5.Your spouse is considering a change in careers and is sharing with you some options…
6.Someone at the party is dressed very inappropriately funny.
7.A friend keeps bothering you
8.You are out with friends
9.You have good and bad days