“People are Amazing” is my personal tag line. If you take the time to hear anyone’s story, you will find out that they truly are amazing. Sometimes you have to dig a bit because everyone has their ‘public’ story, but if you can get them to tell you their real story, people are truly amazing.
Tricks to learning about them:
Ask good questions
Be observant – watch their body language
Listen! This is harder than it sounds. Being an engaged listener means that you have good eye contact, use part of what you’ve heard to forward the conversation.
Relax – you aren’t in this for a marathon – you are building a friendship. Enjoy the person you are getting to know. God put them on planet Earth for a reason. Enjoy the journey.