Most popular beer rating websites have appearance as a criterion for judgment. Though it is lower in the rating hierarchy than taste and other criteria on these websites, a beer's appearance has a large affect on how we end up judging it overall. Our first look at a beer immediately tells us a lot and, depending on the drinker's prejudices and expectations, often we decide it's quality before even smelling it.
People who small talk make zero impression on me. None. I'm not saying this to be harsh or mean. I'm saying that if you truly want to live a life of authenticity and connect deeply with others, I strongly suggest you start living an unfiltered life.
"Go ahead... Say some more mean things."
What's funny about living in this day and age is that most of us seem to simultaneously be dependent on modern technology and be frustrated with how it's transformed areas of our lives that were already stressful enough without it -- i.e. dating, relationships, and confrontation.