"When you ask a histrionic something, never imply that they're doing anything wrong," Bernstein said. "You want to get them thinking. The only way you can do that is by asking them questions that will lead in the direction you want to go. They've got to discover it for themselves."
Obsessive-compulsive vampires just need lots of care and feeding.
"Do what it takes to reassure them," Bernstein said. "Take notes when they give you their incessant lectures. Give them more progress reports than they could possibly need. That will keep them thinking, 'Oh, he's taking this seriously, I don't need to worry about him. I'll go bother somebody else.'"
The big question I had after my vampire-hunter boot camp was, "Does the battle ever end?"
Sadly, it does not.
"Typically, these people are not going to change," Bernstein said. "All you can do is be aware of what they're like, and never assume they think like you do."
So keep your eyes peeled and your neck protected. And maybe carry a crucifix.
Just in case.
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