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

Ask them questions to help them clarify

Your friend may find it hard to explain his/her insights. Ask your friend questions to clarify his/her thoughts.

Get to the gist

There is usually no need to get into the details. Get to the gist of the issue and let your friend ask the questions.

Be objective

Take an objective and logical point of view when analysing issues with your friend. Refrain from using emotions or personal values.

Take a strategic viewpoint

Take a strategic viewpoint to discussing issues– your friend is interested in the effectiveness and efficiency of an idea.

Reinforce your viewpoints with logic

You will be called to justify why you have certain opinions. Be prepared to reinforce your viewpoints with logical explanations.