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

Share your insights

Don’t be afraid to offer your input, no matter how incomplete it seems. Be open to discussing thoughts with your friend.

Don’t take it personally

Sometimes your friend may appear offensive or insensitive with words. Don’t take it personally – instead be objective in evaluating what your friend says.

Take your friend’s debate with a pinch of salt

Debating with your friend might make you uncomfortable, but know that most of what your friend says will stay like that: just an idea for discussion.

Use logic to convince

Convince your friend about the logic of your approach, not with emotions or passion.

Expect changes

Expect changes to schedules, decisions and deadlines from your friend. Be patient as it may sometimes get on your nerves.