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

Ask for your friend’s advice

Show your friend that you appreciate his/her many fresh and original ideas, and ask for advice on approaching problems in a new way.

Grant your friend personal space

Make way and room for your friend to have some private moments, especially if an important decision has to be made. Give your friend time to gather information.

Respect your friend’s beliefs

Be respectful of how passionately your friend feels about your friend’s beliefs. Be careful not to discount or dismiss your friend.

Be open to change

Your friend is likely to make changes to plans and schedules spontaneously. Be patient as it may get on your nerves.

Be gentle and affirming

Avoid being critical or insensitive to your friend when expressing yourself. Instead, be gentle and affirming in your tone.