Nerds, Geeks, Dorks, and Dweebs


My previous claims of geekiness were in jest. And if that wasn’t clear to you, do you understand anything? Anyway, I defined nerds as book smart, dweebs as socially awkward, and dorks as nerdy dweebs (or dweeby nerds). Geeks to me are sideshow acts (freaks) that bite the heads off of live chickens. Some people consider them nerds with a specialized type of knowledge.

Which brings us to this quiz that assesses your nerdiness, geekiness, and dorkiness (as defined below). Razib started it, and my results are below. I am pure nerd (book smart), with traces of geekiness and dorkiness. By the way, am I nerdy for reformatting the (crappy) html output from the quiz website?

Pure Nerd

78 % Nerd, 26% Geek, 17% 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.

Take the test.


  1. #1 Jeff Knapp
    September 22, 2006

    Tri-Lamb Material
    69 % Nerd, 43% Geek, 69% Dork

    Guess that kind of makes me hopeless in the clubbing scene. Glad I am married already.

  2. #2 Dlanod
    September 22, 2006

    Outcast Genius
    73% Nerd, 65% Geek, 52% Dork

    We’re all kind of lame, though I do think it is correct that I am more a Nerd than a Dork.

  3. #3 lanwolf
    September 24, 2006

    Tri-Lamb Material
    82 % Nerd, 34% Geek, 60% Dork

    So, is this a club or what? (but I think I should be a higher Geek).

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