Yeah. You have feelings. Just look at those heat scans.
Granted yes we probably do hangout in Anxiety and Neutral more than others but still even when you don’t show it on your face the warmth your body gives off will show it for you.
quote by - scar in a conversation with simba (lion king)
Take the test.
Imagine if society required you to solve a math problem every time you met a new person. It’s always the same math problem but with different numbers so you could just give the answer in a few seconds but you also have to show all of your work which can sometimes take hours. Nothing is forcing you to do this every time you meet someone and no one seems to question why we do it. This is how I feel about small talk.