What is an emotional vampire? It is someone who drains you after you have spent time with them.
Here are signs your friend (or you) might be an emotional vampire:
The require all of the attention.
Conversations are one-sided, to their side.
They are ALWAYS in the middle of a crisis.
They don’t know when to let something go.
They have low self esteem and need constant reassurance.
They rarely accept fault.
They lack self awareness.
So how do you deal with a person like this? You have to set boundaries. You may also have to let go of the friendship. Or maybe you can only deal with them in small doses.