How do we respond to those individuals who may be in our lives that some have called “emotional vampires?”  These are people who are firmly rooted in the Victim Orientation and Victim role, who attempt to draw us into the Dreaded Drama Triangle (DDT) and extract the life-blood of positive energy from us.

Perhaps you have one in your life.

If so, the following segment from News Channel 8’s Let’s Talk Live program that aired right before Halloween, entitled “Emotional Vampires: How to Deal with Toxic People,” might provide some insights.  The interview is with life coach Margie Warrell, who has sound advice.

Her perspective is quite aligned with The Power of TED* and, while she doesn’t use the actual labels, she suggests moving into the Challenger or Coach roles as a way to make “shift happen.”

Check out the interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-epH6jaZ46Y