Would you consider yourself as being a nerd?

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25 Apr 2008, 9:03 am

I don't consider myself a nerd.


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25 Apr 2008, 9:24 am

I am definitely a nerd because I design and build systems all day behind a closed door, and avoid all social contact with co-workers.

Labels like that do not bother me, because {Aspie-Nerd=Great Salary} in my field :lol:



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25 Apr 2008, 9:37 am

Geek = Someone who is engrossed by a subject and will do more weird things to do it. (Re: the circus geek biting off chicken heads.)
Nerd = An intelligent, but socially awkward of the highest order. (Re: Dr. Seuss's character)
Dork = Socially awkward, but not really intelligent.

That's how I've come to understand it.



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25 Apr 2008, 11:07 am

No, but I think I'll take CityAsylum's gluttony. :lol:


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25 Apr 2008, 11:17 am

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that would be a yes >.>


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25 Apr 2008, 1:19 pm

Actually, I'm more of a geek, because I'm into recreational things like anime rather than intellectual things like science and math.



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25 Apr 2008, 1:40 pm

I'm definitely a nerd, but I don't care for Star Trek, so I'm not a huge one.

I never cared for the term "geek", I always picture the textbook definition, a person eating live animals.



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25 Apr 2008, 2:41 pm

I identify myself as a nerd even if I don't perfectly fit the stereotype (for example I'm extremely philosophical). I figure that no one really fits the complete stereotype so it's okay to call yourself a nerd as long as you have a few aspects of it.


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25 Apr 2008, 2:49 pm

Scorpio82 wrote:
I consider myself more a "Geek" than a "Nerd." I always see nerds as people who educate themselves in useful things, like math, science, and so on. As a geek, I'm more educated in pointless things like movies and video games.



Geek better describes me. 8)


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25 Apr 2008, 3:13 pm

geek, nerd, dweeb, dork, specter *nods*


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25 Apr 2008, 5:37 pm

Quote:
Geek = Someone who is engrossed by a subject and will do more weird things to do it. (Re: the circus geek biting off chicken heads.)


Yes, but without the serious extremes, such as biting off chicken heads.

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Nerd = An intelligent, but socially awkward of the highest order. (Re: Dr. Seuss's character)


Sort of.

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I'm not into SciFi (unless you count Lord of The Rings and Discworld,) I do not know any programming languages nor do I have any burning desire to, and I don't wear glasses. What am I? An individual?


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25 Apr 2008, 5:43 pm

Hodor wrote:
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Geek = Someone who is engrossed by a subject and will do more weird things to do it. (Re: the circus geek biting off chicken heads.)


Yes, but without the serious extremes, such as biting off chicken heads.

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Nerd = An intelligent, but socially awkward of the highest order. (Re: Dr. Seuss's character)


Sort of.


I don't know, which is worse? 36 hours straight coding on a computer without as much of a break or biting off chicken heads? Eh, they are extremes. A geek is engrossed, a nerd is someone who is just intelligent and likes to study, read or practice with himself to make up for his lack of social skills.

I forgot Dweeb, but I don't have a definition for that.



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25 Apr 2008, 5:45 pm

I consider myself, as being CockneyRebel.


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25 Apr 2008, 5:46 pm

Xelebes wrote:
Geek = Someone who is engrossed by a subject and will do more weird things to do it. (Re: the circus geek biting off chicken heads.)
Nerd = An intelligent, but socially awkward of the highest order. (Re: Dr. Seuss's character)
Dork = Socially awkward, but not really intelligent.

That's how I've come to understand it.


According to this, I'm a nerd. :shrug:


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25 Apr 2008, 5:51 pm

pat666rick wrote:
BTW, being a nerd is not a bad thing.


Indeed it isn't, and yes I would consider myself a nerd.


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