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Fromm, E. (1973).  The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness.
"On the other hand, the psychic pain can be as intense or even more so than the physical. I do not need to give examples for this mental sadism. Parents inflict it on their children, professors on their students, superiors on their inferiors—in other words, it is employed in any situation where there is someone who cannot defend himself against the sadist. (If the teacher is helpless, the students often turn into sadists.) Mental sadism may be disguised in many seemingly harmless ways: a question, a smile, a confusing remark. Who does not know an 'artist' in this kind of sadism, the one who finds just the right word or the right gesture to embarass or humiliate another in this innocent way. Naturally, this kind of sadism is often all the more effective if the humiliation is inflicted in front of others." (p. 318)
Stoker, B. (1995).  Dracula.
"The vampire live on, and cannot die by mere passing of the time; he can flourish when that he can fatten on the blood of the living."
"I suppose it is thus that in old times one vampire meant many; just as their hideous bodies could only rest in sacred earth, so the holiest love was the recruiting sergeant for their ghastly ranks."
Westhues, K. (2006).  The Envy of Excellence: Administrative Mobbing of High-Achieving Professors.
"Tim Field (1996)1 writes about the serial bully, who goes after one target, then another and another, like a vampire whose sustenance requires sucking blood from successive victims." (p. 46)
Hirigoyen, M. - F. (2000).  Stalking the Soul.
"Abusers receive nourishment from the life energy of those who fall under their spell. By invading the psychic space of the other, they try to take possession of this gratifying sustenance." (p. 129)
Hort, B. E. (1996).  Unholy Hungers : Encountering the Psychic Vampire in Ourselves and Others.
"If Jung was right, then the vampire myth is much more than a byproduct of biological ignorance, sexual perversity, and a pathological taste for the macabre. The vampire's presence in lore from around the world and across the ages indicates, in the Jungian view, that the vampire archetype has haunted the human psyche since the dawn of history. Wherever we have lived, whenever we have lived, the vampire has always been with us, and with us in the most intimate way of all—psychically.
Because archetypes are simply the metaphors we use to think about different qualities of psychic energy, the myth of the vampire is merely a shape that we have developed to describe a particular kind of psychic experience. We may have been psychically drained or infected by a vampiric person, but no individual is the archetype itself." (p. 6)
Rhodes, D., & Rhodes K. (1999).  Vampires: Emotional Predators Who Want to Suck the Life Out of You.
"One main tenet of emotional vampirism is particularly true in the workplace: ...while the victim is devoting the bulk of his time and energy to getting a job done, the emotional vampire is busy maneuvering." (p. 114)
"Actually dangerous (AD) emotional vampirism in the workplace is likely in situations which are highly charged emotionally, such as...when a career is at stake, and the actually dangerous is in a position to make or break an underling.
These are among the most difficult of situations, with material and emotional factors compounding each other." (p. 139)

See also: psychic cancer, deception, organizational psychodynamics

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