What’s your attitude when a friend shares something personal with you?
Is it something along the lines of: “yes, me too, let me tell you my take on that story?“
or is your response: “interesting, please tell me more.”
Both of these are essential responses.
The majority of us lean more toward either of these two extremes… However, I would urge us to maintain our focus on growing the latter one.
PS: If you have mastered both responses, your next challenge will be to determine when to deploy each one. If not sure, always lean towards, “interesting, please tell me more.”