Saturday, May 3, 2008

A dream? Or a dud?

Your Score: Pure Nerd
69 % Nerd, 43% Geek, 47% 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 tendencies 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.

Thanks Again! -- Link:
The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test


One of the popular blog-memes in which I have not yet indulged, asks the individual "Are you a Nerd, Geek, or Dork?" One test might be knowing what a meme is, and using a construction like "in which I have not yet...." But these test designers have instead come up with a 60 question quiz to determine which you are.

Staying fixated for 60 questions is another such test.

I scored Pure Nerd. Oh I am so proud. Without any interest in science fiction, Phaentasy, fanzines, or fan cons, I have managed to score above-average on things nerdy. Ouch.

Not that I ever thought I was an Alpha. My crowd in high-school was best described as Square White College-Bound. Our counterparts, Square Black College-Bound, were equally nerdy, but much more popular.

things the quiz does not ask but to which I will admit:

- Going through a magic trick period

- Latin Club (this is Mathletes for the Liberal Arts set)

- Drama Club - where to meet pretty gay boys

- Newspaper editor (2 years running. uncontested.)

But all of that is a long time ago. Certainly a lunker like me, refined in the finest woman's college in the See-outh, could re-invent herself into a first-class urban sophisticate.

You can take the girl out of Toughskins, but you can't take the Toughskins out of the girl.

Where the quiz brought me into the nerd-light:

Reading - uccch. poor girl. Nonfiction. sad. textbooks. Now let me clarify. I read textbooks as a job. (but I do actually enjoy it) tsk

No sports, no dancing. But as I often say: No one wants to see the Baptist girl dance. It isn't pretty.

Using encyclopedias to obtain information. It was not asked if you keep one by the TV to better appreciate Elizabeth the Golden Age or Troy -- 2 movies you should skip, by the way. Commenting on movies.

Consider self both above average intelligence and below average in looks. Studies show that higher achievers will score themselves lower. I could cite that source, but that would be so farty.

Farty, but the way, "Gay" and "A Fag" were not part of this test. You don't have to hide your Members Only jacket.

Pointing out spelling and grammar mistakes. Real Corporate Email anyone?

Excelling at trivia games, esp. in a particular subject area. Which is is why no one will play TP-Silver Screen version with me. sniff.

Knowing where my library card is. In the recent corporate scavenger hunt, the other teams took a pass on the "check out a book in a library" points when they realized I was their opponent.


Comics. Ssh. But very specific ones - EC Horrors between 1945 and 1960... oh, I did it again.

Anticipating the outcome of the quiz AND.... being wrong. I thought for sure I was a geek.

If you are brave enough.... share your results.

I think the test should have displayed a female photo in the results, but the quiz-makers may have never seen one.


  1. 100 % Nerd, 17% Geek, 52% Dork

    Proud or ashamed?


  2. I took the test but was not about to sign up at a singles site just to get the results!!! Guess Who?

  3. 69 % Nerd, 4% Geek, 34% Dork

    Um, why don't these numbers add up to 100%? Is there some geeky quiz math I'm not understanding here?

    And how many percentage points do I get in WHICH category do I get for taking this quiz on a Saturday night whilst visiting family in Missouri?

    Yrs truly,

    Professor A.

  4. 69 % Nerd, 26% Geek, 26% Dork
    Not surprised. I got the dorkness because my makeup wears off by noon and my clothes are lame. :)

  5. The cute Tarleton3:13 PM, May 06, 2008

    34% Nerd, 21% Geek & 21% Dork.

  6. 56 % Nerd, 34% Geek, 21% Dork
    I was shocked - I actually thought I would score ...none of the above. Well I guess I am not as cool as I thought I was! hee hee


  7. 82 % Nerd, 17% Geek, 26% Dork

    I kind of think I'm proud of this. And that's probably really nerdy to say.


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