Even if this practice seems foregone, it is very useful to understand how to see the things from an other point of view. Also, it is useful to achieve better and compassionate “connection” the other persons. Try it!
Think of the person you feel closest to — perhaps your partner if you have one, perhaps a friend or relation if not. With eyes closed, imagine yourself becoming that person. Be him physically. Think his thoughts. Feel his feelings.
Now open your eyes. Let this person express his deepest feelings, his hopes and fears, his strengths and self-doubt, everything. Also record this person’s feelings about you. Write this all down.
Do not worry whether this is accurate or not. In fact, do not assume
that it is. It is not the particular things that are of importance, but making the effort to see it from the other’s point of view. By doing so, you may begin to notice whether your guesses are correct, because you begin to observe more closely. Perhaps you even ask. It is all about paying attention.