Other Religions New Age / Metaphysical Understanding How a Psychic Vampire Attack Happens Cautionary Advice: Be Wary of Energy Suckers Share Flipboard Email Print ljubaphoto / Getty Images New Age / Metaphysical Holistic Healing Divination Chakra Balancing Reiki Crystal Therapy By Phylameana lila Desy Reiki Expert Phylameana lila Desy, the author of "The Everything Guide to Reiki," is a freelance writer, holistic healing consultant, intuitive counselor, and an energy medicine practitioner. our editorial process Phylameana lila Desy Updated May 08, 2019 A psychic vampire is a term used to describe a living person who "drains" others emotionally. They do this either empathically (draining the auric life force) or metaphorically (someone who takes emotionally without giving anything back; a "user"). These so-called "vampires" are not to be confused with the blood-sucking vampires of folklore and movieland. Every person has unknowingly drained someone else's energy at one time or another. Chronic psychic vampires generally are not aware that they are stealing energy from others. Fair and balanced energy exchanges take place between people who are in healthier relationships. Individuals who are psychic vampires are also referred to as psi vamps, energy drains, or energy suckers. How a Psychic Attack Happens When a psychic attack takes place, the psychic vampire receives an energy surge while the victim experiences fatigue. People who suck the energy of others normally do so unwittingly. This sucking takes place when one's energy is depleted and needs to be replenished, and as a result, sucks the energy of another person. It is not unusual for a person who is ill or feeling inadequate emotionally to draw upon or deplete energized individuals of their life force. These so-called "suckers" are not bad people, most of them are not aware on a conscious level that they are doing what they are doing. Still, their unknowing actions can play havoc with anyone who leaves an energetic opening for this type of thievery. It is important for us to be aware that we may be susceptible to having our energies stolen from us and learn ways to protect ourselves. The harm in a psychic attack is that there is no fair exchange of energy and therefore one feels depleted while the other becomes energized. Traits of a Psychic Vampire experiences feelings of abandonment or rejectionneeds constant reassurancenever feels satisfiedseeks nurturinglow energy or fatigue Each of us has psychic-vampire tendencies that sometimes needs to be put into check. Find out if your energy boundaries are blurred by taking the quiz "Are You A Psychic Vampire?". Symptoms of Psychic Attack leaky or diminishing auradizzinessloss of energymuscle tensionmental confusionheadacheschronic fatiguesleep disturbancesirritabilitydepressed moodphysical illness Protection Against Psychic Attack Highly sensitive persons are especially at risk of being harmed by energy drains. The following ways can protect from the effects of a psychic attack. Awareness: Become aware of which individuals deplete your energy and limit your contact with them.Invoke the white light: Visualize a bubble of white light surrounding your auric field.Energy shields: Carry protective amulets. Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.