In order to truly and deeply connect to another person, personalization is vital; connecting to the other person on a personal level, finding common ground and sharing core principals. Another key component is caring and sympathy/empathy; if you are not genuinely invested in the moment, there can be no real connection. You must give the other person your undivided attention and dignity, hence validating the importance of their existence in your life. You don’t necessarily need a solution, you simply need to be there, to let them know, “we are in this together”.
This is an excerpt from: The Art of Connection and Communication: How to Listen and Be Heard.
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