@Saltwaterdreamtime there was a time you were new here for the first time, and you did a great job meeting people and making new friends. I can't see a reason for it to be different this time around!
And you are right, it can often be really stressful to reintroduce yourself to new people, especially if you feel like you're having the same conversation over and over again. But I can definitely say that the payoff is worth it. As annoying as it is, you can't make new friends without the small talk and introduction phase. Plus you can always think about small talk as a way to learn cool new bits of information about a person you are just meeting, as opposed to focusing on how frustrating it is for you.
@Saltwaterdreamtime hey! I'm a new builder here and I've only been here for about a month. We've had a few chats and it has been great to get to know you a bit hoping that we can continue to get to know each other on the forums!