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

Express yourself

Make it a point to express your thoughts and feelings openly. While your friend can understand you well, but when you share it will eliminate any misunderstanding.

Be warm and authentic

Be warm toward your friend and be authentic about yourself and your situation. Your friend is drawn to genuine people. 

Ask your friend about ideals

Your friend has dreams and ideals. Encourage them, and refrain from being critical about the viability of the dream.

Focus on developing people

Your friend has a heart to develop people. Focus your ideas toward helping people mentally, emotionally and spiritually – your friend will be more receptive to them.

Be patient with spontaneity

Your friend may change plans, schedules or decisions spontaneously. Be patient, as it will get on your nerves.