Saying "I'm fine" doesn't gel well with me. I feel like when someone says "I'm fine" it doesn't give much room for follow-up questions. Almost like, "I'm fine (now please don't ask further questions)"
I almost never say it and if I do, I find that I say it with a sigh.
A - How are you?
Me: *Sigh* I'm fiiine.
Well my friend enlightened me on what "fine" actually stands for:
F - Frustrated
I - Irritated
N - Nervous
E - Emotional
I've realized that I say "I'm fine" when I'm one or all of these things.
What about you?