Be an Excellent Listener
We can go throughout our whole day entertaining small talk.
While this can be comforting, it can be almost entirely empty and tiresome.
Go into every conversation as if it’s an adventure.
Listen for the real story. People want to tell you more than you can possibly imagine.
If they know you are not at all judgemental, that you are open minded and sensitive, then they can fully trust you.
Then they will share their true story.