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Thursday, October 08, 2009

pure nerd!

You KNOW you will have a moment this weekend when you are bored, and you can't move much because you ate too much turkey and apple pie, and you need to get away from your family for a few moments.



(Not me. I don't need to get away from my family, ever. Nope.)



When That Moment Comes ...



I give you the Nerd? Geek? or Dork? test.



I got it from my Famous Author Cousin, who is a far superior human being to me in almost every way. I've decided I'm OK with that.



Do the test, OK? Then report back, either via the poll or the comments. I want to know who I'm hanging out with here. (Don't be paranoid. I can't trace you. I won't expose you to the world.)



Me? I'm a Nerd. And proud of it.



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 tendencies 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. Congratulations!





74% nerd


26% geek


30% dork



(oh, i forgot to say, the test is on a dating site, so don't sign up at the end, unless you are looking for your soulmate!)

14 comments:

janer said...

Wouldn't that be "nerdmate"?

Suzanne said...

Pure Dork
43 % Nerd, 4% Geek, 52% 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 Dork, earning you the title of: Pure Dork. Like our friends Napoleon Dynamite & co.

It's not as though you were some whiz-kid in school. Oh, sure, you probably did okay in some classes, but were probably awful in others. Certainly most people thought you were smarter than you thought yourself to be. And it's not that you have some overriding passion, like computers or Star Trek that sets you apart for the crowd, though you likely share some interest in some of those sorts of things. You just like to be yourself, and want to express yourself for who you are.

And, really, there's nothing wrong with that. Being who you are often invites scorn, and so it's a difficult thing in a world that rewards conformity. Be proud of your dorkiness, for often it's just another word for individuality. (I'd vote for you!)

Congratulations!

Patti said...

janer - *groan*

suzanne - you're the first dork here! congrats, haha

a.s. said...

Joe Normal
26 % Nerd, 9% Geek, 39% Dork

Patti said...

there's a NORMAL option????

oh crud.

Kelly said...

PURE NERD

65% Nerd | 30% Geek | 15% Dork

vjc said...

Rats - I didn't know there was a normal option either.

Patti, you out-nerded me! I'm guessing it has something to do with the interest in sociology.

70% nerd (PURE NERD)
48% geek
35% dork

jarod said...

Modern, Cool Nerd
74 % Nerd, 74% Geek, 26% Dork

Would it be too much to say I'm awesome? It would. Ok. Sorry.


hahahaha

Sheepdog said...

I'm 74% nerd.

Hey - where's the category for normal or a place for my sparkling sense of humour?

And is this really a psychometric test? Where are the actuarial statistics? What's the error margin?

.... uh... i think i'm doing the nerd thing again...

Never mind.

Catherine said...

Tri-lamb material
57% nerd, 39% Geek, 57% Dork

Meredith said...

eh, it could have been worse!

Outcast Genius

70 % Nerd, 57% Geek, 57% 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 all three, earning you the title of: Outcast Genius.

Outcast geniuses usually are bright enough to understand what society wants of them, and they just don't care! They are highly intelligent and passionate about the things they know are *truly* important in the world. Typically, this does not include sports, cars or make-up, but it can on occassion (and if it does then they know more than all of their friends combined in that subject).

Outcast geniuses can be very lonely, due to their being outcast from most normal groups and too smart for the room among many other types of dorks and geeks, but they can also be the types to eventually rule the world, ala Bill Gates, the prototypical Outcast Genius.

Congratulations!

Luanne said...

Joe Normal...and proud of it...
I guess.

Lynda said...

Joe Normal.

I'm okay with that.

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