posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 08:56 PM
When I was a teenager I ran with the industrialite/goth crowd.
I met quite a lot of people with personality crises and low self-esteem issues who claimed to be mythical, supernatural creatures such as vampires and
came up with all kinds of variations on the theme to make the conditions more plausible, to accommodate their day to day activities and to absolve
them from the burden of proof.
I guess it's worth mentioning the majority of these people eventually grew up, got medical attention and are now IT consultants that build models in
their dens and have really sweet barbecues in their back yards.
The term "emotional vampire" is a figure of speech meant to describe people that exploit people's basic drive to offer emotional support to people in
distress, in order to garner attention onto themselves. The principle relies on the proposition of a problematic for which they are desperately
seeking advice. The object is to retain the attention of the "caregiver" for as long as possible by repeatedly ignoring their advice. It's a common
tell for people suffering from low self-esteem.
edit on 18-2-2011 by laterallateral because: (no reason given)