Emptional Vampires: Dealing with People Who Drain You Dry is an interesting book that I am reading. It is a book written by a psychologist primarily for the world of business. The author says that when people drive themselves crazy, we call it a neuroses or a pscychoses. When they drive us crazy it is a personality disorder. He identifies five specific emotional vampires that we are all likely to encounter in the world where we function day by day.
It is not my intent to write a book review, but I do suggest that you read the book. It is worth the time. Interestingly in the world of fantasy, vampires are typically defeated with the use of a Cross. In reality, it seems to me that Luke 9:23 that takes us each to the cross in our individual lives is the only solution for emotional vampires. The world cannot change them. They are what they are.
But a person who is willing to deny self, and take up their own cross and follow Jesus has hope of Resurrection life. Vampires cannot see their reflections in mirrors, in the movies, but emotional vampires, the author says cannot see the mirrors. So it seems to me their only hope is the mirror of God’s word.