A little bit of background: I am trained as a electrical engineer and the more analytical stuff comes very easily to me. I've become way too analytical in my everyday life, always searching for information, facts, etc and I'd really like to have more balance by getting in touch with my aesthetic/emotional side.
I've been planning to start writing fiction for a while now, but before I start I have to undo a lot of my analytical habits. (Seriously, when I write something, it seems like a robot wrote it- there's no ambiguity or humanness about it - it's very much like what you would find in a scientific journal)
So, my question is: What are some everyday tips for new writers to sharpen their sensitive side, their powers of observation of the human heart? How does one go from a world of black and white to one of technicolor?