Having someone ask “how are you” or “how have you been doing lately” is an almost daily occurrence. It’s polite. It’s expected.
It can be a question or a greeting. It can be said as a rhetorical, passing statement or it can be a genuine question, asked with the intention of receiving a genuine answer.
Some people can answer without thought or hesitation. True to my awkward nature, I struggle with this question. I panic and freeze.Read more on themighty.com