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

Express yourself

Express your thoughts intentionally and always adopt a warm and friendly tone when you do so.

Be encouraging and affirming

How you say something is also important. Be more encouraging and affirming with your friend and avoid being too critical.

Have fun together

Your friend enjoys social activities and connects well with people he/she plays with.

Support your friend’s cause

Your friend may believe in some causes strongly, but your tendency may be to challenge the ideas. The better way would be to support your friend.

Focus on developing people

Your proposals or ideas with a focus on developing people to their full potential will be most appealing to your friend.