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Are you a geek or a nerd? [Infographic]

Traditionally most people don’t like being called geeks or nerds, but the derogatory connotations associated with these words are being cast away like sand in the hourglass these days.

Like it or not, most people these days fall into one of two categories. Before Steve Jobs made mobile phones cool again, geeks and nerds were generally considered to be the same lifestyle choice.

Geeks are now considered to be those who have wrapped themselves around their specific lifestyle choice and are adamant that they are experts on it. Nerds fall into the category of socially inept geniuses who flock to their PCs to update their version of Fedora (if you think a Fedora is just a hat, clearly you don’t fall into any of the two categories).

So, are you an iDevice-touting geek, or a Dungeons and Dragons-loving nerd? The infographic below outlines the pros and cons of both.

Geeks vs Nerds
From: MastersInIt.org

Infographic: MasterInIT


  1. Web Developer

    January 9, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    gr8 stuff can include a geek-nerd personality test in the near future thanks

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  3. Matthew Hurst

    January 11, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Great infographic!  Was the source for data about “Self-identified” geeks from a survey?

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  5. Kooz

    January 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I’d say I am certainly a nerd (for example: 
    http://kooztop5.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-5-nerd-credentials.html), although I do geek out on occasion.

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  8. Phil

    March 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    haha, split 50/50, especially with the movies, love them from both the geeks and nerds side. I’m comfortable being called both geek and nerd. Still most people call me boss or sir :P

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