"If I'd had a copy of this book when I started therapy, I might have saved myself a lot of time and money. Bernstein provides a field guide to the various types of Emotional Vampires and advises readers how to protect themselves from being victims of these predatory personalities."Diane White, The Boston Globe
Emotional Vampires: They're out there . . . masquerading as ordinary people. They may lurk in your office, your family, your circle of friends; perhaps they even share your bed. Chances are, you know all too many of them. Bright, talented, and charismatic, they win your trust, your confidence, and your affectionthen drain you of your emotional energy. But take heart as you walk through the darkness, it doesn't have to be that waythe more you know about vampires, the less power they have over you.
Here Dr. Albert J. Bernstein, vampire-slayer and author of the best-selling Dinosaur Brains and Neanderthals at Work, reveals the secrets that will protect you once and for all. Detailing a whole range of personality types and human responses, Bernstein shows you how to spot the "vampires" in your life: self-serving Narcissists, hedonistic Antisocials, exhausting Paranoids, or over-the-top Histrionic drama queens. And, with valuable advice, psychological perspective, and much-needed humor, he gives you a range of defense strategies that are guaranteed to keep the blood-sucking creatures of darkness from draining you dry.
By the end of Emotional Vampires, you'll be armed with superior knowledge, a treasure chest of vampire-slaying tools, and all the confidence you need to take on the most draining people in your life and win without shedding the first drop of blood.
The only way I was able to gain insight from this book is by taking it with a grain of salt. I started becoming sceptical of the claims in this book when I read the following... Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2011 by Lilly Briar
As I read through this book I forgot who the author was referring to, real vampires or people...?
It's not the helpful book I expected, it was more of a "those vampires you... Read more
Gee, I work with two vampire personalities but I have to tell you that this book by Bernstein has to be, by far, the finest non-technical description of personality disorders that... Read morePublished on April 22 2004 by Bernard Chapin
I have had this book over a year and go back and back for more clarification and validation. I would sincerely like to somehow thank the author for this insight. Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2003
I would have saved myself so much misery from having fallen into a nest of narcissistic vampires. Reading through this book was like having my whole life flash before me, only now... Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2003 by Viktoria Whittaker
This book is on target and insightful. It offers practical solutions and pinpoints the motives of difficult people. It can also expose our own motives. Read morePublished on May 23 2002
This book is a disgrace to all vampyres, it is not stated on any facts, let alone there are some. You should not write a book when you know nothing about the subject, this book... Read morePublished on Dec 19 2001 by "ice_crystals"
The tone is tongue-in-cheek, but the criteria the author lays out surprisingly spot on! For anyone who's been emotionally drained (as I've been for the past few years), you'll... Read morePublished on June 22 2001