Emotional Vampires at Work: Who They are and How to Protect Yourself
“I am thankful for all those difficult people in my life. They have shown me exactly who I do not want to be.” – Source Unknown
Emotional vampires tend to drain the energy of everyone they encounter. These “vampires” tend to suck out your optimism, and enthusiasm rather than your blood. Their toxic behaviors can range from subtle comments, to full blown drama. These vampires, it can be one, or one hundred in an organization, affect workplace productivity and lowers morale.
It is essential to stop having your energy drained from you. One way is to learn to identify the different types of behavior they possess. It is also vital to learn how to keep their negativity from affecting how you work and feel about yourself.
When working with Emotional Vampires, we need to remember that what they say or do is a reflection of them, not us.
Participants in this workshop will:
- Learn about the different types of behaviors of Emotional Vampires
- Gain a better understanding about how Emotional Vampires affect the workplace
- Develop strategies for dealing with Emotional Vampires.
Beth Flynn is facilitating this workshop.
Cost: $75.00 per participant. To register and make payment, please go to .
Please note, if you are unable to attend you may send someone else in your place. Cancellations made prior to the day of the workshop will be refunded minus a $5 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made for no-shows/cancellations the day of the workshop.
Certificates of participation are available for individuals seeking professional development hours.
If you have questions, contact the OSU Leadership Center at 614-292-3114 or e-mail