If you want to understand others you should:
- Be always ready to walk in the shoes of others, to be able to understand what they are saying.
- You have to take quality time for communication in occasions when the other is ready for.
- Be ready to follow the changes of other, as they change constantly (way)
- Be ready to change the way you approaches other as they may need more or less or just different contact.
- Be patient.
You have to understand yourself to understand others. And vice-versa.
Drawing Your Personality Profile – ( PDF)