While perusing Aaron’s new website, I came across a survey he took in 2006 and couldn’t resist. Based on previous posts, I already knew I was a nerd, and that’s not such a bad thing. This survey is by no means scientific, but it seemed pretty accurate to me.
My result for The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test…
70 % Nerd, 43% Geek, 13% 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 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.
Take the Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test and let me know your results in the comments.