Do you need help with developing empathy skills? An empathetic person understands another person’s feelings, reactions, and emotions. If you want to build healthy relationships with your family, friends, and co-workers, then you have to improve your empathy skills. Firstly, actively listen to people when they are speaking with you. Listen to get details, but not to quickly answer. As you improve your active listening skills, you can learn more about those close to you. Next, have more conversations with persons you know and with strangers. Use these discussions to practice active listening and improve the feedback you give to others. Also, think about how other people feel in varying situations, whether positive or negative. You do not have to give feedback each time, but this exercise helps to build empathy. As you improve your empathy skills, your personal and professional relationships will also improve.