This article explores how to step into another person’s shoes and experience the world from their perspective. Understanding how to practice empathy is an integral part of the social aspect of emotional intelligence. This article will help you develop a richer understanding of another person’s feelings, needs, thoughts, insecurities, fears, and life experiences. As you work through the six-step process outlined in this article you will become more attuned to how people interpret the world around them. Having this understanding will help you build rapport and deeper levels of trust with those you interact with. As a result, you will very quickly become more emotionally intelligent and socially aware.