Beware of Christmas Thieves - Avoid Psychic Vampires

Last Update: December 20, 2015

Christmas is supposed to be the most beautiful time of the year, filled with warm emotions which are often driven by great expectations. For some it's like entering a mine field full of deadly traps and thieves. Not the thieves in the super markets or elsewhere, but the psychic vampires who take away your energy and joy.

Hidden Causes for Holiday Disasters

I know some friends and colleagues who almost hate this season of forced happiness and superficial peace. At least they enter this charged season with mixed feelings. The year is almost over, the nights are long and dark and the final spurt at work has cost a lot of energy. That's why so many look forward to a time of easy-going relaxation.

But time and again, they went through a big ordeal loosing tons of energy and nerves. How about this year? Many know exactly, which constellation of relatives and friends promise the next catastrophe.

Every so often, even in our families there are soulless people without genuine feelings. They are empty inside and thus need others to recharge their energy like parasites. In psychology they're also known as psychopaths. (I've written a post about this topic: AM I WITH A PSYCHOPATH – Why Some People Lack Empathy)

Imagine for Yourself a Stress-relieved Christmas

You may feel uncomfortable in their presence without a specific cause. They often act like shallow stereotypes with a lavish grin on their face, sometimes combined with exaggerated clothing like an ugly Christmas shirt. In subtle ways they create hysteria or partake in it. Through passive aggressiveness they spread negative energy and make your time off as rotten as possible. "We have a good time, don't we?"

And you're pretending to enjoy this family reunion while your stomach is aching. The only thing you want to do is run away. So what's left than smoking a cigarette alone outside? And if you don't smoke... I know exactly how it feels and I'm familiar all to well with the objection: But what else can I do? This is my family, and we use to party every year this way.

Well, come back to your senses and ask yourself what you feel and how much worth you attribute to yourself? In case you're dealing with a real psychic vampire, the only way to protect yourself is by avoiding contact. You may have to make a hard decision, but there are different ways to go about it.


This is my Christmas present to you: Use your imagination, trust your feelings and do what you and your loved ones - I mean those you love from your heart - really makes happy.

I'm looking forward to your experiences, opinions, thoughts,

Stefan

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Sui_generis Premium
Wow. An interesting blog. I can relate. It doesn't have to be just at Christmas although many more come out at this time of year I guess.
Nice sweater by the way. LOL. I usually do trust my feelings and am able to step - away - from - the crazies. Merry Christmas.
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Firekeeper Premium
Thanks for your reply! That's exactly what I try to promote: trusting your own feelings and acting accordingly.
Merry Christmas to you too, Stefan
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KatieMac Premium
good post and I agree stay away from those energy thieves, I do not get myself stressed about Christmas if something is forgot or goes wrong then I just keep in mind there is always next year, will be enjoying this time with my grand children, love the Christmas jumper and wish you a Happy Christmas and all the best for 2016
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Firekeeper Premium
thanks, Katie!
I really like your attitude, so let's spread this friendly spirit!
Merry Christmas to you too, Stefan
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Loes Premium
I love my mom, she is so sweet, she is coming for diner on Christmasday, we will eat together with a bunch of children of my:)
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Firekeeper Premium
thanks Loes, I'm glad to hear!
Looking at the shadows is important, but focussing on the loving side of life is even more important.
I wish you happy Christmas, Stefan
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Loes Premium
Thank you Stefan, merry Christmas to you too:)
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