This trip was the first time EVER that I got hypothermia below 40 degrees. Every time though it was raining.
If asked how I felt: I was warm, & fully functional or at least felt so. I had no problem knowing where I was, but then I had done at least 1/4 of the hike we did to the Wise 4 times, so I was very familiar with our hike.
I was wet from condensation inside my iced over Gortex, soaked actually. MY first clue, after seeing what Scott & Dave looked like, was I was shivering. I do not shiver till very late in the "game". Then I tried to get food out of my bag, couldn't do it, my snacks had migrated to the bottom & I couldn't reach them.
I still felt fine.
So when someone asks the "Small point" be honest with yourself. They are asking for a good reason. See if you can do simple tasks, like getting a snack out of your pack. Do a simple word game with your "crew" something like say the word "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from Mary Poppins,,, provided of course you can say it while warm, well fed & hydrated that is.
If your companion can't properly pronounce their name, they are in trouble, & its a late sign.