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

Don’t compete to talk with them

You are more likely to dominate a conversation. Get your friend to share and talk by asking questions and then listening patiently.

Don’t be surprised by their scepticism

Your friend enjoys challenging new ideas; don’t be surprised by it but see if you garner new insights from this interaction.

Keep things simple

Avoid using abstract theory or philosophies with your friend. Break it down into actionable steps and to-dos for your friend. Keep it plain and simple.

Use objective logic

Using emotion and passion will not move your friend. Instead, use objective logic and tangible facts to back your case and convince your friend.

Give freedom

Give your friend the freedom of choice for he/she doesn’t like feeling tied down or committed. Let your friend decide as and when, if possible.