I'm a Geek! Fully Tested ;-)

Friday, November 20, 2009

I'm a Geek! Fully Tested ;-)

Just when I forgot how to find this, Liz over at The Park Bench (awesome blog and if you're not reading FIX that!) posted the OKCupid.com Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test.

I've taken it before, however, I figured take it again and post my results as proof of my "Geek Cred"


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

Pure Geek

39 % Nerd, 78% Geek, 9% 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 Geek, earning you the title of: Pure Geek.

It's not that you're a school junkie, like the nerd, and you don't really stand out in a crowd, like the dork, you just have some interests that aren't quite mainstream. Perhaps it's anime, perhaps it's computers, perhaps it's bottlecaps, perhaps it's all of those and more. Your interests take you to events and gatherings that are filled with people you find unusual and beyond-the-pale, but you don't quite consider yourself "of that crowd." Instead, you consider yourself to be fairly normal.

Which, you are.

Congratulations! You're the one on the RIGHT!

Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST
Take The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test at OkCupid

3 comments:

  1. I scored as a Modern Cool Nerd (65% Nerd, 52% Geek, 39% Dork). The results seem pretty accurate (though I'm eyeing those Firefly T-shirts on EE, and a purchase of those would up my geek factor):

    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)!

    However, in these types of tests I tend to disagree with the terms "nerd" and "geek." One test might label a person with certain characteristics a nerd; others would call that same person a geek. I haven't yet run across a good, solid definition of either term. Have you?

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  2. I got 43% Nerd, 78% Geek and 17% Dork :)

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  3. I got Pure Nerd - 70% Nerd, 48% Geek, and 26% Dork

    (from the site)
    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.

    Congratulations!

    ...nice

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