One of the ways to do this is to be genuinely curious and engaged in conversation with others. You learn more about the other person and you may learn valuable new information that will benefit you. By expressing concern and empathy for others, you gain respect in that relationship. That person will then want to learn more about you and what you’re all about.
You find that as you grow, to find happiness and fulfillment, building relationships is imperative. In order to build relationships, you have to shift the focus from yourself — and what you will get out of it — to the person you aim to forge a relationship with — and how they will receive value from what you offer.