If you do get me into a conversation I tend to become more engaged with big ideas, rather than small talk. I get distracted easily, so topics with more layers of thought and discussion are more likely to keep me engaged. I try really hard to maintain small talk when it comes up, but I don't think I do it very well.
I take a little more time before considering someone a friend. But those that have become that close to me can tell you that I am completely loyal after that point. I personally don't find the enjoyment of being surrounded by lots of people that I barely know. If you would rather hangout with 50 people you only kind of know, than 5 you know well, we will not click.