Oprah Magazine: Energy Vampires


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Summary of Article

There are some people in our lives that energize us and leave us feeling a wave of excitement. And then there are others that leave us feeling stressed and exhausted. Energy vampires are people who drain your emotional and physical energy. Some are so toxic that they can make it seem like it is all your fault. These vampires come in many forms such as the narcissist who wants to be the center of attention or the blamer who dispenses endless guilt and ridicule. When leaving the conversation isn’t an option, there are subtle adjustments you can make to set boundaries and maintain your energy while still participating in the interaction.

In this Oprah Magazine article, I share how to recognize cues from your body when someone is influencing your energy and ways to counter the effects of energy vampires.

You can find the full Oprah article here.


Judith Orloff, MD is a New York Times bestselling author with the upcoming book The Genius of Empathy: Practical Skills to Heal Yourself, Your Relationships and the World (Foreword by the Dalai Lama). She has also written The Empath’s Survival Guide and Thriving as an Empath, which offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people. She integrates the pearls of conventional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, empathy, energy medicine, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice and online internationally. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and USA Today. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA, TEDx U.S. and TEDx Asia. More information about Dr. Orloff’s Empathy Training Programs for businesses, The Empath Survival Guide Online Course and speaking schedule at www.drjudithorloff.com.

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