We all go through “down” phases. Sometimes these phases are attributed to weather, a specific event, or a general life rut. But it’s important to acknowledge these feelings and recognize if it’s manifesting as a “zapping” of other people’s energies. For example, is a bad mood turning into a habit? Are vent sessions feeling more like verbal dumps? Is a relationship feeling toxic? If this reminds you of someone you know (perhaps even yourself) - you may be dealing with a psychic vampire, also known as an energy vampire.