Knowing if you're in a practical, emotional, or social conversation helps you connect.
Be prepared for the conversation type to shift in one sittingVery often, a conversation can cycle through different types as you keep talking, according to Duhigg.
"It's because I was having an emotional conversation and she was having a practical conversation," he said.
Ask deeper questions to find the conversation typeWhen in doubt about the conversation type, just ask.
Otherwise, you'd be initiating a practical conversation when they might be seeking an emotional one.
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