I just read through this despite needing to be doing something else. It is so right on time as I've just been reminded about how corrosive and emotional leech can be in one's life.
I suffer from a mix of things that she lists that has seemed to make me especially vulnerable:
- nice person syndrom
- tendency to avoid conflict
- rescuer tendencies
- scarcity mentality
- and, poor bundaries
No fucking wonder! lol.
I have gotten much better at most of them. But, my recent experience highlights the need for vigilance and self-awareness to continue to expand. The good news was I did recognize the problems that this person could cause and already made moves to distance myself. Unfortunately, she lashed out trying to avoid that which was moderately painful but ultimately no big deal.
Thanks for posting RP. Good stuff.