Improve your quality of communication
Improve your quality of communication by doing just one thing before approaching anyone, friend or stranger: make a mental note that you are going to engage this interaction with your most authentic, honest, rational and openminded self.
That’s all you have to do.
The other person’s mirror neurons will do the rest of the job.
In short, he or she will naturally pick up on almost invisible cues of authenticity and honesty you’re putting out there and will instantly reward you with their own most authentic self.