Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Nice to Finally Have It Quantified: Nerd? Geek? or Dork?

Well, it's official. I'm 96 % Nerd, 61% Geek, 39% Dork.

Which, according to this test, makes me a "Modern, Cool Nerd." Not sure how that changed since I was a dorky 13 year old other than becoming a dorky 40-something, but nice to have a niche anyway.

"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)!


[I love that they have distribution graphs for this]:

Your Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • nerdiness Distribution
    You scored 96% on nerdiness, higher than 99% of your peers.

  • geekosity Distribution
    You scored 61% on geekosity, higher than 87% of your peers.

  • dork points Distribution
    You scored 39% on dork points, higher than 68% of your peers.

    [It tries to make you sign up for OkCupid to get your results, but there's a small "no thanks, just results" option if you look closely.]

    [UPDATE: LINK: http://www.okcupid.com/tests/the-nerd-geek-or-dork-test]


Anonymous said...

So, where is this test? There's no link in the post as far as I can tell.

Gwen said...

Hey, what's up? Hope everything is okay with you. Library Squirrel.

liz said...

Anonymous was right! I managed to skim out the link in the post. Sorry it took me a YEAR to update with a link!

I'm good, Squirrel: just not very bloggy, though I miss aspects of it.

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