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

Invite your friend to share

Your friend is quiet and prefers not to speak unless with very close friends. Invite your friend to talk by asking thoughtful questions.

Keep it light-hearted

Don’t get too ‘deep’ or philosophical with them. Your friend likes light-hearted chats.

Keep it simple

Your tendency to talk about abstract theories or the big picture may make it hard for your friend to understand. Focus on making the complex simple and breaking the big picture into actionable steps.

Be sensitive

Be sensitive to your friend’s feelings. Your friend will not readily say it if he/she has been offended or hurt by your words. Apologize where necessary.

Give space

Sometimes, your friend needs space alone. Don’t ask your friend why, nor ask him/her to explain. Just give it.