Empaths Don’t Act Fake Empaths are sensitive individuals, very much in tune with what’s going on inside & outside of them. Awake empaths will distance themselves from you the moment they pick up a bad vibe. If you ever hurt them, they will withdraw themselves. They may become introverted, because they dive deep into the waters that most people are afraid to. It’s very important for empaths to stay authentic to themselves to harness their abilities. They may think about you or still love you, but respect themselves more and act anything but fake. Boundaries are highly important for empaths to keep them from energy vampires or those unaware of their own light wanting to suck up theirs.