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

Give time for reflection

When you ask your friend a question, give him/her time to think and ponder. Then, listen patiently and refrain from interrupting.

Keep things simple

Don’t talk about big ideas and theories with your friend. Instead, break it down into simple actionable and executable steps.

Don’t expect enthusiasm for your ideas

Your friend will not be enthusiastic about your big ideas as much as you do. Don’t expect your friend to engage you at that level.

Be objective and logical

While passion and emotion drive you to action, but if you want to convince your friend, use objective logic and tangible facts.

Give space

Your friend may sometimes find solitude from people and not be responsive for a period. Don’t try to press in but give your friend the time and space; he/she will come back eventually.