There are many individuals out there who literally feed off the energies of those around them. They are attaching to a host and trying to emotionally suck the host dry.
Then, the cycle continues, as the “energy vampire” survives off of other individuals feelings. Now you know why joyful, vibrant people can sometimes attract those with self-serving motives. Individuals who try to steal others energy live from such a low vibration state that they must swing to people with high energetic levels to survive.
Today, you have likely encountered individuals like this many times without even noticing it. When the person supplying the energy does comes into full realization of the situation at hand, they will usually either ignore that individual or let them go.
The hard part is seeing the signs of someone who is trying to steal your energy. Here’s how you can tell.
1. SOMEONE TRYING TO STEAL YOUR ENERGY WILL TRY TO DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL
Not every psychic vampire steals other people’s energy on purpose or maliciously. Maybe they simply require a little direction and support along their trip.
For these kind of people, often called “poor me”, you could easily change the subject or offer a few positive words about her relationship. This kind of energy vampire usually doesn’t have underlying intentions, but may just require some help in getting back on the way toward lifting up their own energy. We all need help sometimes, so don’t automatically dismiss those who exude negative vibes. They may have just had a bad day, and need someone they can talk to. As long as you can reach within and easily access your own positivity, this individuals energy should not affect you psychically.
2. THEY GREET YOU IN A GREAT MOOD, THEN FLIP THE SWITCH
Once in a while when you are coming into contact with someone who is trying to steal your energy, they’ll first welcome you with delight, as if you’re the person they’ve been waiting to see all day. Once they know they have you in their territory, they flip the switch and leave you covered by the overwhelming amounts of negative energy they are spreading. It can feel suffocating, but you can always find a way to keep them from getting away with it and steal your energy.
Essentially smiling at someone who is overwhelmingly negative can carries can actually help flood them with positive energy. Think of how you feel when a stranger smiles at you on the street or in the grocery store; you instantly feel happier, right? Well, it works in the same way when you pass the smile on to others. Ripples create waves, so try to keep the positive energy flowing by giving away your own happiness to others.
This doesn’t mean to let others walk all over you and deplete your energy stores, but just give off good vibes so that others may benefit from them, and even start to use these tools to enhance their own lives.
3. THEY TRY TO MAKE YOU FEEL BAD FOR THEM
Individuals who attempt to steal positive energy from others can often display a self-pitying behavior without giving a sign that they want to take responsibility for their own energy. In this situation, you will need to contemplate letting the person go. Even if it’s your friend or family member. You cannot have a healthy relationship with someone who refuses to take control of their life and at least work on becoming a more positive, independent person.
Don’t feel guilty for wanting to leave an unhealthy relationship. Sometimes, no other options are available, and you can’t carry their weights on your shoulders forever. Permitting the behavior to continue only enables them to keep functioning as a victim. But cutting ties with them will force them to find strength within to both uplift themselves and others.
You will help them out them if you let them on their own. So, try not to feel too much regretful, especially if you’re an empath.
4. THEY MAKE PROBLEMS BIGGER THAN THEY REALLY ARE
People who attempt to take your energy will often overreact to the smaller, less important things in life, just to feed off of the strong emotional response that comes with their reaction.
Rather then letting them overreact, be sure to make the optimistic view apparent and remind them that this whole human experience actually comes with imperfections and disorder, because life is just an experiment. We all came here to learn and develop, and that involves failing, making mistakes, and adjusting to whatever happens.
5. THEY TRY TO MAKE YOU FOCUS ON THE NEGATIVE
Somebody who is trying to steal your energy not only wants to fuel themselves with it, but they also want to ensure that you don’t have any left over for yourself. They will consistently try to make you see the sour side of things, fill your head with doubt, and make you feel like you are not good enough to receive the positive energy you deserve.
Whenever someone is trying to steal your energy by making you focus on the negative, immediately do something else to take your mind off of it. This shows extraordinary accountability and self-respect for your own well-being, and clearly tells the individual trying to drain you that their presence is not welcome anymore.