Energy Vampires Quiz

Instructions: Are you being drained by an energy vampire? For each item, indicate how much you agree or disagree with the statement. This takes most people about 5 minutes to complete. Take your time and answer truthfully for the most accurate results.


I am a year old / /

Emotional Capacity

1. I am my own worst enemy

2. I often tell myself I should do things differently

3. I often have feelings that I really shouldn’t have

4. I try hard but don’t get the results I want

5. I often find myself asking: “Why is this happening to me?” or “Why is it like this?”

6. I have a daily self-reflection practice

7. I allow myself the time and space to work out how I feel about things

8. I have a lot of social support (e.g., friends)

9. I have a clear sense of purpose and I know where I’m going

10. Things are going well for me in my life right now

Vampire Assessment

11. I feel exhausted, bored, irritated, stressed, anxious, threatened, overwhelmed or depressed after I’m with this person

12. I feel puzzled, hurt and confused by this person’s actions

13. I have caught this person out in a lie

14. This person is great at “selling” themselves but consistently fails to deliver

15. This person gossips and says mean things about others

16. This person is “difficult”

17. Intuitively, I mistrust this person

18. This person seems to create conflicted and chaotic relationships

19. This person is highly critical of just about everything

20. This person seems to want something from me that I do not want to give



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Research Team, P. (2020). Energy Vampires Quiz. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 29, 2020, from


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Last updated: 17 Jan 2020
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 17 Jan 2020
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