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

Give them the airtime to speak

Be aware that both of you enjoy talking and being the centre of attention. If you happen to dominate a conversation, ask questions to your friend to get him/her to speak.

Give the big picture

Get to the gist quickly and paint the big picture. There is no need get into the details unless your friend asks.

Don’t micromanage

Your friend hates that someone tells them what to do, how to do it, and by when. He/she needs independence – so resist the temptation to micromanage your friend in any way.

Expect changes

Your friend makes changes spontaneously, sometimes even before telling you. Be patient as it’ll often make you uncomfortable.

Support your friend’s dreams

Learn about what your friend’s dreams and visions are. Don’t be a wet blanket but find ways to you can practically support the dream.