Energy vampires are lurking…
One of the most difficult things to do is to cut bait from people who use up our energy in a negative way. I judge the people I allow in my inner-circle on whether they fill my energy tank or drain my energy tank. If I find a person to be more draining, then I distance myself from that person. I am incredibly guarded in that way and I am like that for a specific purpose…I simply don’t have the patience to deal with people who are energy vampires.
If you have followed my page for any time you may know that I am particular about the people I allow to hang around me. I want positive, goal-oriented and intelligent people in my corner. I don’t want lazy, junk food eating, uninspired and negative people in my life. Maybe I have gotten to the age that I realize time is important and I am no longer willing to allow for too much drama. And when I take a deeper dive into the makeup of the energy vampire they are usually self-absorbed and negative; two characteristics I will not allow to have a place in my life.
Energy vampires are easy to spot. They might exhibit any of the following characteristics: stubborn, opinionated, high sense of self, controlling, negative, demeaning, angry and/or pity themselves.
When I see any of these character traits I watch closely to see what is going on behind the scenes. If I then discern the person is legit, I allow them a little closer. But they are going to have a lot of work to do to prove to me they are worth any effort on my part.
I guard my inner-circle closely because it is crucial to my success to have positive people around me, not naysayers and Debbie Downers. And at this point in my life I simply don’t have the time nor the patience for dragging anchors.