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The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test

  1. Aug 12, 2006 #1

    Evo

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    This is a different Nerd test than the other ones we've had here.

    Tri-Lamb Material

    78 % Nerd, 30% Geek, 52% 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 and Dork, earning you the coveted title of: Tri-Lamb Material.

    The classic, "80's" nerd, you are what most people think of when they think "nerd," largely due to 80's movies like Revenge of the Nerds and TV shows like Head of the Class. You're exceptionally bright and smart, and partly because of that have never quite fit in with your peers or social groups. Perhaps you've realized, or will someday, that it is possible to retain all of the things that you like about being brilliant and still make peace with the social cliques around you. Or maybe you won't--it's really not necessary. As the brothers of Lambda Lambda Lambda discovered, you're fine just the way you are and can take pride in that. I mean, who wants to be like Ogre, right!?

    Congratulations!

    My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

    You scored higher than 87% on nerdiness

    You scored higher than 57% on geekosity

    You scored higher than 84% on dork points

    http://www.okcupid.com/tests/take?testid=9935030990046738815
     
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  3. Aug 12, 2006 #2

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    Planning on sharing the link for that? :biggrin:
     
  4. Aug 12, 2006 #3

    Evo

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    I'm a Nerd, what did you expect, the link is there now. :biggrin:
     
  5. Aug 12, 2006 #4
    Pure Nerd
    65 % Nerd, 39% Geek, 30% 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.



    ...unfortunately, my nerdy passion is anthropology; not much money in that!:frown: I'm going to be paid in bananas & monkey sh!t:surprised
     
  6. Aug 12, 2006 #5
    Pure Nerd
    73 % Nerd, 8% Geek, 26% Dork
     
  7. Aug 12, 2006 #6

    Evo

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    What matters in the long run is that you're doing what you enjoy, no amount of money can give you that satisfaction.

    My dad refused to pay for my schooling if I went into either field I wanted. My passions were archaeology and astronomy. I wish I'd had the guts to say no to him.
     
  8. Aug 12, 2006 #7
    Here's one where you don't have to sign up:
    http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php
    Here's what I got:
    I didn't lie on any of the questions either...
     
  9. Aug 12, 2006 #8
    Outcast Genius
    65 % Nerd, 78% Geek, 78% 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 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!


    My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
    You scored higher than 99% on nerdiness
    You scored higher than 99% on geekosity
    You scored higher than 99% on dork points

    I feel weird. Should I?
     
  10. Aug 12, 2006 #9

    Math Is Hard

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    Modern, Cool Nerd
    95 % Nerd, 52% Geek, 39% Dork
     
  11. Aug 12, 2006 #10
    Will someone explain to me how "roar in anger" and "ignore in hurt silence" can be grouped together in the same answer. :bugeye:

     
  12. Aug 13, 2006 #11

    Evo

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    You read the answers BEFORE selecting? :bugeye: :surprised
     
  13. Aug 13, 2006 #12

    JamesU

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    yay, i'm not a nerd geek or dor..(okay so maybe I'm a little nerdy)
     
  14. Aug 13, 2006 #13

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    Outcast Genius
    73 % Nerd, 65% Geek, 60% 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 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!
     
  15. Aug 13, 2006 #14
    Is this one of those tests where the directions say not to read the answers before selecting? Because I'm really bad at those. :redface:
     
  16. Aug 13, 2006 #15
    Joe Normal
    30 % Nerd, 21% Geek, 39% 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 less than half in all three, earning you the title of: Joe Normal.

    This is not to say that you don't have some Nerd, Geek or Dork inside of you--we all do, and you can see the percentages you have right above. This is just to say that none of those qualities stand out so much as to define you. Sure, you enjoy an episode of Star Trek now and again, and yeah, you kinda enjoyed a few classes back in the day. And, once in a while, you stumble while walking down the street even though there was nothing there to cause you to trip. But, for the most part, you look and act fairly typically, and aren't much of an outcast.

    I'd say there's a fair chance someone asked you to take this test. In any event, fairly normal.

    Congratulations!
     
  17. Aug 13, 2006 #16
    A geek is someone who doesn't mind being a wall flower at parties. Nerds would rather stay at home, studying :D
     
  18. Aug 13, 2006 #17
    Pure Nerd
    52 % Nerd, 4% Geek, 4% Dork

    Well, it was to expected if you want to end up in academia...
     
  19. Aug 13, 2006 #18
    Obviously, I would of thought most people here were nerds, nerds on a Physics Forum, well I'll be:smile: Parties are fun, but I am not exactly a good mingler, well without a few pints inside me that is.
     
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  20. Aug 13, 2006 #19

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    I'll take the test later because I have to head out now (I'm sure that working on a Sunday morning all by itself will qualify me for one of those categories), but I just have to say that this is one arena in which we can thank Bill Gates! To see a complete nerd rise to the top of the corporate empire, with a pretty wife at his side no less, has truly inspired future generations of nerds. :biggrin:

    Hey! Maybe Windows is just his chance to finally get even with all those social kids who moved up in the business world just because they know how to schmooze, and not because of intelligence? He sure did sucker them all into buying his product and has ensnared them into sticking with it because they couldn't possibly afford to change all their software at once. :devil: Ah, I suddenly have newly found respect for Microsoft. :rofl:
     
  21. Aug 13, 2006 #20
    Tri-Lamb Material
    78 % Nerd, 47% Geek, 60% Dork

    :/
     
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