Vampires feed on your energy and give nothing back. The client who demands constant attention and yet balks at your fees? Vampire. Worse still, doing your best work with vampires is difficult unless it’s 100% focused on their (often hidden) agenda. They leave you drained and lifeless, looking for the nearest stake. Enforcing consistent boundaries works best with vampires, but sometimes you’ll just need to cut them loose.
Werewolves are trickier to spot. You’re working with a seemingly normal human being who suddenly transforms into a raging beast. Fast, visceral and cruel, their intense rage is laser-focused on you. If a silver bullet isn’t handy, you have a decision to make. Is this a 1-time reaction borne of stressful circumstances or should you plot your exit strategy? In either case, werewolves in full bloom are dangerous. You want to act like with any wild animal: calm, cool and never turn your back.
Vampires and werewolves: be on your guard.