Energy Vampires Quiz

By Sophie Henshaw, DPsych

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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Last updated: 9 Nov 2017
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