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

Speak up intentionally

If you keep your thoughts inside your mind, your friend is likely going to dominate the conversation. Make it a point to express your ideas. 

Share your thought process

Explain how you arrived at certain conclusions. Then, allow your friend to discuss with you the logic of the thought process.

Get to the gist quickly

Your friend may get impatient when listening to you. Get to the gist quickly and let your friend ask the questions.

Be patient with their discussion

Your friend enjoys the process of debate. Be patient, especially when your friend does not seem to want to bring things to a conclusion.

Be open to changes

Your friend may make changes to their plans and schedules frequently. Be patient, for it will get on your nerves.