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Friday, January 12, 2007

Nerd? Geek? or Dork?

I'm a Modern, Cool Nerd
95 % Nerd, 60% 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 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)!


Are you a Nerd, Geek, or Dork?
 

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Blogger SzélsőFa said...

Pure Nerd
56 % Nerd, 21% 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, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.

The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the "dork." No-longer. Being smart isn't as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.
*quote ends*
Well....
The test was fun, anyway.

January 13, 2007 1:03 PM  
Blogger mark said...

I got the cool modern nerd, too. For some reason this quiz seemed very familiar. Have we taken it before?

January 14, 2007 3:51 AM  
Blogger Anniina said...

No, we hadn't, but it's a lot like that serious geek quiz was that had like 100 questions. I can't help myself, but when I run into one I feel compelled to take it :P

January 14, 2007 2:15 PM  
Blogger onlyjokinglasse said...

Try this, too: http://www.okcupid.com/tests/take?testid=3677329480862330486 and you know which country you would be. By the way I was Pure Nerd
56 % Nerd, 30% Geek, 26% Dork. Hmm

January 15, 2007 3:38 AM  
Blogger Katja said...

I got:
Joe Normal

26 % Nerd, 17% Geek, 4% Dork

You scored less than half in all three, earning you the title of: Joe Normal.

This is not to say that you don't have some Nerd, Geek or Dork inside of you--we all do, and you can see the percentages you have right above. This is just to say that none of those qualities stand out so much as to define you. Sure, you enjoy an episode of Star Trek now and again, and yeah, you kinda enjoyed a few classes back in the day. And, once in a while, you stumble while walking down the street even though there was nothing there to cause you to trip. But, for the most part, you look and act fairly typically, and aren't much of an outcast.

I'd say there's a fair chance someone asked you to take this test. In any event, fairly normal.

January 15, 2007 12:44 PM  
Blogger Anniina said...

HAHAHAHAHA! :)

January 15, 2007 4:02 PM  

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