Friday, March 03, 2006

Modern, Cool Nerd

I followed the link from Mel's blog and took The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test, which rated me...

Modern, Cool Nerd
65 % Nerd, 69% Geek, 34% 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 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)!
I also did one Muppets Personality Test that, no matter how I tweaked my answers, I was Miss Piggy. I think it's rigged. So I did another one, and also came out Miss Piggy. It must be a conspiracy. (Although with a little answer tweaking, I came out Scooter, who seems like a Modern, Cool Nerd to me).



Mel said...

So does that mean that, as a Pure Nerd, I'm uncool? Seems unfair to me.

Anonymous said...

The muppet personality test gives me "animal".

Michael said...

I'm a "Modern, Cool Nerd: 69 % Nerd, 56% Geek, 34% Dork." I guess we're a good match, sweetie, unless opposites are supposed to attract!