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

Give them time to explain their insights

Your friend has many useful insights to share. Be patient to listen; you might gain a new perspective from hearing your friend’s insights.

Get to the point

Get to the point quickly with your friend, unless specific instructions need to be given. Your friend can be rather impatient with details.

Don’t be offended by challenge

Your friend may occasionally challenge your logic. If that happens, don’t be taken aback or offended, but reinforce your argument with data and facts.

Ask your friend to comment

Your friend feels good when you ask him/her for an opinion about a specific issue.

Give independence

You may feel a need to manage your friend, but he/she fiercely needs independence to do work. Trust your friend to deliver the results.