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What are some tips on how to be a real vampire?

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There is no scientific evidence supporting the existence of vampires as they are portrayed in Eastern European lore and Bram Stoker's writing. If the desire to be a real vampire is geared more toward appearance than scientific characteristics, fangs and dark clothing are recommended.

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Patients with a pseudo-psychological disease known as Renfield's Syndrome have an obsession with blood to the point that they are aroused sexually by it. In the psychological community, this disease is more commonly referred to as vampirism. In Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula," Renfield is a patient in an asylum who, under the influence of his master Dracula, consumes insects and rodents as a result of his belief that blood provides extended life. This is the history behind the name Renfield's Syndrome.

There is a subculture of people who believe themselves to be vampires and who classify themselves according to the way in which they deprive people of life forces. Those who believe themselves to be sanguine have a taste for blood. There are also those who believe themselves to be energy vampires, meaning they do not consume blood but rather energy from other living creatures. Some people also claim to be vampires who feed on the emotions, dreams and souls of their victims.

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