23 July 2010

70% nerd, 57% geek, 26% dork

Your result for The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test...

Modern, Cool Nerd

70 % Nerd, 57% Geek, 26% 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 90s 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)!

Congratulations!

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2 comments:

Bjørn Østman said...

I strongly disagree with the definitions as given. Among people I know, the term 'nerd' still carries strong connotations of being uncool. It is not good to be a nerd. Being a geek, to me, is a normal, socially functioning person, who is smart and interested in the things much the same way as nerds are, but lacks social incompetence that defines the nerd. I think I'm a geek, but I got pure nerd on the test. I hate the test.

Zen said...

I agree with these definitions:

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=400

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=401