Surrounded by Vampires

Surrounded by Vampires

Or, How to Slay the Time, Energy and Soul Suckers in Your Life


From the Sunday Times and international bestselling author of Surrounded by Idiots

Do you often feel exhausted by conversations?
Are there people in your life with belittle you through words or actions?
Or, do you have colleagues who take up your time and don't actually do much?

You could be surrounded by vampires! International bestselling author and behavioural expert Thomas Erikson will help you recognise and deal with the four most common vampires.

Be it time, energy, attention or habit vampires, these ubiquitous social villains can leave you feeling drained and depleted. Whether they're lurking in your office, hiding amongst friends and family, or invading your thoughts, vampires can be found all around you.

Fortunately, no human or habit Vampire can survive when the sun shines on them. With the help of the behavioural model made famous in Surrounded by Idiots, Thomas Erikson will help you spot the vampires around you and find your light to vanish their influence for good.


  • 'With his trademark humor and practical insights, Erikson will help you vanquish the 'energy vampires' in your life-even when it turns out you're the villain! Using his wildly successful behavior-based system, you'll learn how self-awareness is the key to preserving your time, energy, and sanity-no matter what comes your way.'
    Gay Hendricks, bestselling author of THE BIG LEAP

About the author

Thomas Erikson

Thomas Erikson is a Swedish behavioural expert, bestselling author and active lecturer. For more than 20 years, he has travelled across Europe delivering lectures and seminars in Swedish and in English to executives and managers in companies including IKEA, Coca Cola, Microsoft, Volvo and KIA Motors. Surrounded by Idiots (Omgiven Av Idioter) is a Swedish runaway bestseller, selling more than 1 million copies in Sweden alone. It has sold over 3 million copies worldwide, since it was first published in 2014, and has been translated into 55 languages. For more information about the author and his work visit
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