All people have one thing in common. We all want to be liked, don't we? We are an extremely ego driven race, however we have a strong need to have the approval from others. To make people feel good, you don't have to go out of your way and you don't have to even like the person. What do you like to do to make a person feel good?
Myself personally I like to understand. If you put yourself in other peoples positions and really understand what they are saying or going through. People feel good when they know someone understands what they are saying.