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marshall
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25 Jan 2009, 6:35 pm

65% Nerd
4% Geek
65% Dork



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25 Jan 2009, 6:43 pm

I always broke it down as so. -

Geeks - Anime, video games, comic books, pop culture ect. Social ineptitude.
Nerds - Academia/intellectual pursuits. Social ineptitude.
Dorks - No specific interests, skills or talents. Social ineptitude.

I always called my self a nerd with a few geeky tendencies.

You scored 83% on nerdiness, higher than 92% of your peers.
You scored 22% on geekosity, higher than 22% of your peers.
You scored 57% on dork points, higher than 91% of your peers.


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25 Jan 2009, 7:38 pm

I'm either a nerd or a jerk.


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25 Jan 2009, 7:50 pm

I'm a Neek. I pour a lot into my special interests, but also have to learn other things for school, which I enjoy. Once I'm in a working environment, probably working on Physics, I'll be a full-on geek. :lol:


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25 Jan 2009, 8:15 pm

From those descriptions, I would be mostly a nerd, but also a dork. But I don't like either of those words, so I just refer to myself as a geek.
I love being a geek :D .


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25 Jan 2009, 8:17 pm

Is there any shame on this board?



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25 Jan 2009, 8:27 pm

Your result for The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test: Computer Savant

48 % Nerd, 61% Geek, 52% Dork

People confuse you with a Nerd all of the time. You aren't some genius, like some people have said, and didn't/don't really like school all that much (and you especially hated some of the social aspects, like getting mocked). It's just that you have some passions and interests that you're extremely into/good at, and this has placed you in circles with other social outcasts, some of whom are exceptionally bright.

The awesome thing about being where you are is that you get to hang out with an elite group (though you'd probably rather be alone, or with only the closest friends and family) and you can make quite a good career for yourself in your particular specialities. Common to this group are people who are highly into electronics/computers as that is where the money lies, today.


Impressive, too bad my geeky special interests and ADD get in the way of me being a computer savant.



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25 Jan 2009, 8:54 pm

lyricalillusions wrote:
From those descriptions, I would be mostly a nerd, but also a dork. But I don't like either of those words, so I just refer to myself as a geek.
I love being a geek :D .


This is what I got when I took the quiz in September:
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70 % Nerd, 65% Geek, 52% Dork

Outcast Genius

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!
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I certainly am an outcast lol.


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25 Jan 2009, 9:27 pm

poopylungstuffing wrote:
I thought a geek was someone who bites the heads off chickens.


Yeah that's what I thought too. . .

I guess by the OP's standards I'm not sure if I'm a geek, or a special kind of nerd. I have become quite broad in my narrow interest! My specific interest being computers and technology, yet I am kind of a jack-of-all-trades within that category. Does that make me a geek, or a computer-nerd? Ahh, semantics. . .



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25 Jan 2009, 11:08 pm

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Is there any shame on this board?


There's plenty of shame if you look hard enough. Just none in this thread.

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.

You scored 74% on nerdiness, higher than 82% of your peers.
You scored 39% on geekosity, higher than 54% of your peers.
You scored 43% on dork points, higher than 75% of your peers.



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25 Jan 2009, 11:23 pm

Danielismyname wrote:
No.

I was born socially inept, and it stayed that way.

Ditto.


nothingunusual wrote:
I always broke it down as so. -

Geeks - Anime, video games, comic books, pop culture ect. Social ineptitude.
Nerds - Academia/intellectual pursuits. Social ineptitude.
Dorks - No specific interests, skills or talents. Social ineptitude.

Well, by your standards, I guess I'm mostly geek, with slightly strong nerdiness.


KevinLA wrote:
Is there any shame on this board?

dictionary wrote:
Shame: the painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, ridiculous, etc., done by oneself or another

...I don't think I've ever felt shame. I'm not sure I can, either.


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25 Jan 2009, 11:31 pm

95/100 You scored 87% on nerdiness, higher than 95% of your peers.
86/100 You scored 61% on geekosity, higher than 86% of your peers.
91/100 You scored 57% on dork points

no wonder i could never nab a bloke when young - unless it invovled cash or drug transactions or fair-isle sweater pattern discussion as the preliminary flirt line.



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25 Jan 2009, 11:40 pm

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

Pure Dork
43 % Nerd, 9% 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 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!



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26 Jan 2009, 12:02 am

& on the test I got 39% Nerd, 26% Geek, 61% Dork.


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26 Jan 2009, 12:07 am

poopylungstuffing wrote:
I thought a geek was someone who bites the heads off chickens.


this reminds of an excellent book I read a few years back called "Geek Love" by Katherine Dunn.

oh, and I see myself as a neek.


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26 Jan 2009, 12:15 am

I think that nerd would best the best fitting description, according to the definitions. I seem to be full of useless knowledge.(although some of it is useful) :wink: :lol:


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