Social, yes. Small talk, no:
…happy people spend significantly more time talking to others in general; dissatisfied people spend much more time alone. That’s not so surprising in itself, but happy people also engage in much less small talk—roughly a third as much—and have about twice as many meaty conversations.
Source is Full Frontal Psychology.
The tricky part can be talking that much about subjects that are meaty and not getting into arguments. I find there are a lot of environments today where meaty subjects just aren’t welcome. What do you think? Post a comment.