Are you a bad listener or a good one?
Being a good listener is the key to understanding others and getting your point across in a friendly way. Unless you learn to listen to others, you cannot win them over and you will not be able to leave a good impression.
When someone speaks to you and tries to talk to you about something important, they actually expect you to pay attention to what they are saying. The point that others talk about, may not be important to, but it may be extremely important to them. So, you have to be all ears when you listen to someone. Do not act like you are not paying attention. Making an eye contact and giving feedback lets others know that you care for them and listen to them with interest.
Improve your communication skills
Being talkative can be bad and it can be good too. In order to gain someone’s loyalty and improve relationship, you have to communicate well.
Being a good conversationalist does not mean that you should keep talking without a purpose, but engaging others in subjects that interest them is the key to good and stable relationship. Lively communication can solve a lot of problems if you have a habit of sharing your concerns and helping others share theirs.
Do not try to be what you cannot be. If you are being yourself with someone and not acting like you are a hard-to-satisfy person, you cannot go wrong.
Keep your anger inside
Anger can taint your relationship, especially with someone as short-tempered as you. If you find something against your taste, personality and ideology, do not express your anger and let others see that you are hard to communicate with. Learn to manage your anger. Although getting angry is natural, you cannot keep a grip on it if you think about the consequences.