There is normally some confusion over the phrase, “to put yourself in another person’s shoes.” It is confusing because it can be taken in two ways:
Way 1) To imagine yourself in the other person’s situation
Way 2) To imagine being the other person in their situation
A lot of people seem to do number 1, but number 2 is actually the better way to get close to someone.
If this is confusing, watch our amazing animated film to understand: