How to Be Considerate
Being considerate means taking the time to think about how others are feeling. To be truly considerate, you have to know how to put yourself in someone else's shoes, to have tact, and to be kind and gracious. Sometimes, we can get caught up in our own needs and wants and can forget that there are other people around who may be hurt or offended by our actions. Making a decision to be considerate can help us be aware of the people around us while still asserting our needs. If you want to know how to be a more considerate person, see Step 1 to be on your way.
Part 1 of 3: Having a Considerate Perspective

Put yourself in someone else's shoes. Before you talk to your friend, co-worker, neighbor, or teacher, ask yourself how that person might be feeling just then. Maybe you're mad at your roommate and want to tell her she's too messy, or you want to ask your best friend to stop calling you so much. Well, before you have a conversation about how you really feel, you need to think about how the other person would react, and to put yourself in their frame of mind. While you shouldn't have to change what you want to say completely to suit another person's needs, thinking of the situation from the other person's perspective can help you best articulate what you want to say while minimizing hurt feelings.
      * Maybe your roommate is really messy, but she's also the one who does all of the grocery shopping. You should find a way to compliment her good qualities as well as her bad ones so she doesn't get defensive or feel like you don't appreciate her as a roommate.
      * Maybe your best friend is calling a lot because she's been lonely ever since her boyfriend broke up with her. You can still say what you want to say, but be considerate of her feelings and try to think of it from her...