Here’s how you can connect with your friend better.

Give each other time to share

Give each other time to give your insights – be careful not to dominate the conversation.

Give your friend time to express complex insights

Give your friend some time to formulate his/her thoughts into words, don’t interject and let your friend find a way to express it.

Appreciate their need for harmony

Your friend tends not to say things that may injure relationships. Give your friend assurance that his/her words will not hurt you personally.

Don’t leave things without a conclusion

Don’t leave things open and unsettled; it makes your friend uncomfortable.

Talk about humanitarian aspects

Talking about how a project or idea can positively impact people; it makes your friend more receptive to embrace the idea.