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Nerd, geek, dork (8) Thu, Sep 21, 2006
This reminds me of one of those stupid email forwards that people I hate send me and expect me to complete and send back to them.  But this one is different:  "The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test".  It turns out I'm a nerd.  More specifically, I'm 56% Nerd, 13% Geek, and 26% Dork.  And to emphasize my nerdiness, I noticed that those percentages only add up to 95%, which means this website apparently doesn't think I'm a whole person.  But then I realized that these numbers are independent of one another.  A person can be 100% of all three.  Wouldn't that be super. 
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.
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Comments:
Rich Fri, Sep 22, 2006
This is my kind of test.  Here's mine:
I'm a Modern, Cool Nerd
86 % Nerd, 69% Geek, 21% Dork
Huzzah! (And yea, I did say yes to quoting movies...)
I don't believe for a minute that I'm nerdier, geekier, and dorkier than 99% of all other 24 yr. old males, but that's what the site says at the bottom.  Ah well.

Dave Fri, Sep 22, 2006
Based on your results, I would say this test is dead-on.  You like learning, you're very into specific topics (I think you were one of those Ancient Anguish people), but you don't have too much trouble in social situations (you once said, "I'm a social butterfly").  And yeah I'm not too confident of that "statistic" at the bottom of the page.  It said the same for me.  But if it's found on the internet, it must be true.

Rich Fri, Sep 22, 2006
I was one of the AA folks, good memory.  But here's one for you: Am I good in social situations because I'm not naturally very dorky, or is "social situations" a specific topic that I studied?  Ask anyone who knew me in elementary school, and you'll have your answer.

Britt Sat, Sep 23, 2006
Mine's 65% Nerd, 26% Geek, 43% Dork.  And I got those 99%'s across the board too, I think that thing's busted.

wendy Mon, Sep 25, 2006
I am Pure Nerd. 56% Nerd, 13% Geek, 17% Dork. My favorite question: "Throughout this test, have you been trying to figure out which each question is testing for in terms of nerd/geek/dork, etc? Have you been trying to figure the test out?" Totally me.

btw - HUGE fan of Buffy in high school/early college and although I don't watch Pro Wrestling, Dave's got me hooked on UFC.

Shara Mon, Sep 25, 2006
Mine's 56 % Nerd, 34% Geek, 17% Dork.  Since you all took the test, I had to too.

Dave Mon, Sep 25, 2006
A lot of nerds read my website.  Buncha dorks geeks losers!

Dave Brown Fri, Sep 29, 2006
I am Pure Nerd
65% Nerd
26% Geed
17% Dork
My favorite question was, do you have certain stories you always tell people you meet and sometimes can't remember if you told it already or not. That's definitely me, but I'm not sure which of the categories in which that upped my score.


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