Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Join the nerd herd

I took a test and I'm officially a:

Modern, Cool Nerd
73 % Nerd, 52% Geek, 39% Dork

According to the test:

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.
I scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning me the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.
It goes on to say:

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)!

The test tracked 3 variables which compare me to other people my age and gender:

I scored higher than 99% on nerdiness
I scored higher than 99% on geekosity
I scored higher than 99% on dork points

Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos

Now I know that some of you who read this are similar in age, gender and some or all of nerdosity, geekiness and dork points - you need to take this test to help make their data set more representative.


Anonymous said...

Well, I scored Pure Nerd
78 % Nerd, 34% Geek, 17% Dork
and am still in the 99th percentile for each, so that's kinda scary.

RUTH said...

I'm beginning to think the comparison bit is broken.

JK said...

I did it, and I was sad that I wasn't as high as you on the comparison... I was 89% higher on the Nerd than others, 36% on Geek and 13% on Dork. I like the idea that the comparison bit is broken. :-)

I think I should have been much higher on geek. They didn't ask questions that were good at tapping my geekiness. Geekiness is more than just like certain genres/TV shows.

Definitely, they need more buffy questions!

Karen said...

(Fairly unsurprisingly) I scored:
Pure Nerd
78 % Nerd, 43% Geek, 43% Dork

And I'm also in the 99th percentile for them all, so I tend to agree about the broken comparison:)