I call these people “energy vampires”. Their existence depends on the necessities of those similar to that of a real vampire’s needs, except they do not feed on blood to survive. They thrive on draining the energy and the life out of kind, generous, warm-hearted people instead. As they draw them into their life using a smokescreen of what appears to be helplessness, neediness, and vulnerability, they measure their victim’s tolerance level to assess just how much of their madness they can handle before going mad themselves. By the time their current victim starts to crack up, they will then have enough energy to scope the area for a new victim to feed on once again.
This vicious cycle for nourishment continues throughout their entire lifetime, for without a constantly supply of unsuspecting charitable good Samaritans to feed upon, they will die. They use the nourishment they need so they can appear fresh and anew to each additional victim, for the more the merrier so as to not have to worry about being stuck without a fresh supply of energy. In fact, the advantage of living a lifestyle like this is not so much about satisfying their unquenchable hunger for human beings to drain the life out of, but it is more or less about robbing someone else of something that was once, or twice, robbed from them.
The sad part about all of this is that it is extremely hard for the victim to tear away from the vampire long enough to replenish their own energy. During the energy draining stages is when the victim is at their weakest point, and also under the most scrutiny by the energy vampire, especially if they do not already have a firm replacement already lined up and waiting. The victim will see signs within themselves of changes they would have never anticipated that utterly contradict their own nature, such as feelings of loneliness or wanting solitude more often than usual, feelings of despair about their own proficiency in making decisions, cold-heartedness and bitterness towards the opposite sex, repeatedly unexplained physical ailments, and a mental state of confusion or a feeling of “being lost” at immense levels never experienced before.
The best defense a victim of an energy vampire can have is a stable mind. Victims have a tendency to take on other people’s problems as if they were their own, and in a sense, they are their problems too if they allow them to affect their state of mind. The victim should never forget that it was their potent strength of character, their personality, their morals, their standards, and their goodwill are what drew the energy vampire to them to in the first place, and those qualities were there without the need of having to feed off of someone else to get them. Those qualities are what victims should hold onto dearly, with honor and pride, because it is this foundation that was utilized with good intentions to help the energy vampire that will also save the victim from eternal damage through self-healing. In other words, the recycling of another energy vampire into society stops here.
If you have ever been a victim of an energy vampire, NEVER EVER let a person rob you of your identity OR your sanity and change who you are…
© 2013 Learus Ohnine