It is wild that this piece is 12 years old and constantly gets more relevant with age. I do not get why everyone wants to constantly gate keep names, like you would know better than the one telling you their name.
I can’t believe it took a study for this to be apparent. I can’t control much of the flow of how job interviews work as an engineer, but I can try my best to make the other person comfortable and relaxed. That is always my goal during interviews. Anything that might make them nervous or anxious I specifically avoid.