2006-09-21

Nerd, Geek or Dork? Find out.

Alright, my smarty-pants of a husband sent me a link to a test. The much-debated... is Melanie really a Dork? can finally be solved.

I call myself a dork, but, somewhere deep inside have viewed myself as a geek...

well, the official call is PURE NERD!

56 % Nerd, 39% Geek, 17% Dork

Alrighty then.

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.

Now, compared to others of my Age and Gender:
I scored higher than 42% on nerdiness
I scored higher than 61% on geekosity
I scored higher than 15% on dork points

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mel,
I'm even a bigger nerd than you - 73%! When I was in high school, a girl tried to insult me by calling me a nerd but I took it as a compliment.

Mistress of the Dorkness said...

~high-five~ RIGHT ON girl. ;) I am somewhat suprised you're a bigger nerd than me. I hope this doesn't turn into a competition. ;)

blads said...

I always thought I was a Geek but I'm a...
Modern, Cool Nerd
56 % Nerd, 60% Geek, 39% Dork
For The Record:


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)!

Congratulations!
My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
You scored higher than 44% on nerdiness

You scored higher than 92% on geekosity

You scored higher than 69% on dork points

Brian Myers said...

52 % Nerd, 65% Geek, 30% Dork

Yep, that's about right! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Pure Nerd
65 % Nerd, 26% Geek, 17% Dork


People say that I'm inteligent and with personality.... But looks like I'm a little nerdy too.....

Elvis