One for the road...
If I think about the people I really want to be friends with, work with, form a bond with, and most importantly reach that magical state of mutual beneficial partnership with...they're all folks that I know truly care about me. They care about my feelings. They're concerned less about who gets the credit and more about how to make me and others better. They ask me questions. They're interested more than they try to be interesting.
I want to work with those people. Not only do I want to be on their team, I enjoy being their teammate, friend, and with some, maybe I'd even enjoy a relationship beyond friendship...perhaps a more meaningful, longer term relationship.
Wouldn't we all like to have more of those types of people around us? A great way to have more of those people around us is to be and do all of those things ourselves.
Care - Make Others Better - Ask Questions - Be Interested
Soon those around us will too...
Have a great day.