Nerd, Geek or Dork?

  • Posted on: 16 September 2005
  • By: agittins

Turns out I'm a "Modern, Cool Nerd" - some kind of freakish half-nerd, half-geek beast I guess. Take the survey yourself if you're interested....
Modern, Cool Nerd 56 % Nerd, 56% Geek, 30% Dork For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

Nerds didn't use to be cool, but in the 90's that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn't quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very least, and "geek is chic." The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one up there, winning the million bucks)!



My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

free online datingfree online datingYou scored higher than 47% on nerdinessfree online datingfree online datingYou scored higher than 79% on geekosityfree online datingfree online datingYou scored higher than 48% on dork points


Pure Nerd - 69 % Nerd, 13% Geek, 4% Dork. I had no idea!
I guess I'm a drum/music nerd, then. I'm hopeless with compooters...

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