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

Give them time for reflection

Resist the temptation to interject when your friend is pondering. Instead, give your friend time and space to think through how to articulate them.

Give them 1-1 time

While you enjoy the crowd, your friend prefers the private 1-1 conversations. Reserve some time with your friend to do this.

Stay objective and logical

While passion and emotion drive you, but you have to use objective logic and verifiable facts to convince your friend.

Follow through on your ideas

The lack of follow through on your ideas gets on your friend’s nerves. Whatever you have said, do it and follow through. 

Give time to adjust

If change is needed, explain the rationale and logic behind the change and then give your friend time and space to adjust.