Supportive Sisko is a cleansing for the soul.
Dax wants to go against Trill society and throw herself in the arms of the woman she loves? Sisko checks that she has thought this through and is 100 % supportive.
Dax wants to disappear to an alternate plane of existence for 80 years or something because she’s in love?
Sisko checks that she has thought this through and is 100 % supportive.
Dax is unsure about her wedding plans? Sisko talks with her and supports her decision without telling her what she should do.
Jake wants to go his own way and not join Starfleet? Sisko loves him and supports his decision no matter what he wants to do with his life.
and how about when Kira resigns her post to due to Bajor’s reinstatement of the caste system? Sisko is heartbroken, and open about his feelings, but respects her decision completely.
I mean I just watched that episode of TNG where Troi announces her resignation due to the loss of her empathic abilities, and Picard’s bumbling attempt to talk her out of it only makes her more upset, but Sisko would’ve handled that situation like a pro (and by that I mean with kindness and empathy).