Apparently people don’t know there is such a thing as of over sharing. I’m surprised every day to the response that I get when I say "good morning, how are you doing today”?
“Not so good, my house is in foreclosure, I’m having car issues and oh yeah my husband is cheating on me”
Don’t go into a long tangent about all the wrongs going on in your life. People ask how you're doing to be polite or as a conversation starter. Don’t use this time to volunteer bad information about yourself when you meet new people.
Proper Responses to how are you doing:
1. Good, thanks, how about you?
2. Fine, thank you!
3. Good! And you?