Define "nerdy/geeky"? What are the key characteristics that make one a nerd beyond IQ?

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    Dec 07, 2013 2:20 PM GMT
    Can you be smart and not be a nerd?
    Can you be a nerd and not smart?
    Can you be a nerd but not be a techie?
    Can you be a nerd but also socially adept?

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    Dec 07, 2013 5:06 PM GMT
    OK... I'll say the obvious: social ineptness.
    What about looks? Can you have killer looks and still be a nerd under any definition?
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    Dec 07, 2013 5:36 PM GMT
    Been getting annoyed by these lately cause Ive been surprised as to how many of you haven't seen ATTRACTIVE... geeks/nerds. Especially having come across some nerds on RJ, but most of all in high school and through out. (Yes with and without glasses who go and dont go under the stereotype).

    Yes, you can be smart and not a nerd. I beleive it has alot to do with capability vs applying it.
    ■...what? No. unless you mean wearing glasses to fit a stereotype for fun. ("Nerd day" for example or to take a picture)
    Yes you can be a nerd and not a techie! ... In my understanding a NERD is someone who loves, strives, and/or takes his academics/knowledge serious. Studying, excelling in academics, etc.
    Most of all APPLIES this knowledge.

    Theres been a mix up with "nerdy" and "geeky" as well.

    Yes, you can be a nerd and socially adept! Its just depends on alot of things. I've seen in highschool and throughout, they just happened to be more focus in ...school. While other nerds can handle or enjoy both school AND socializing and do well in both.
    Ive been called a nerd by many of my classmates growing up for my performance in school.
    Ofcourse I wasnt the only one nor the best. Even then, I became president of the entire school thanks to my social skills and school performance among other attributes man! I became friends with the entire school body! (Of up to 300 haha small school).
    While on the contrary, I've had a group of friends who were pretty much nerds and didnt enjoy socializing with others. Kept to themselves alot, some with poor social skills.
    I'll stress this again as well... THERE ARE ATTRACTIVE NERDS OUT THERE -_- Some of the realjockers amongst you are, I speak to some or seen them!(Even funnier some of you guys hot list them)
    I even have family that I consider attractive and still nerdy haha.
    SO LONG STORY SHORT, ITS NOT A DAMN MYTH GUYS. O_o I'll stfu now.*
    Hope this cleared it up a bit. (Oh shiet, I I can't believe I just got in depth with this)
  • Fritter

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    Dec 07, 2013 5:38 PM GMT
    pocket protector.
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    Dec 07, 2013 5:41 PM GMT
    Fritter saidpocket protector.


    Lmao ^
  • Bicuriouscool

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    Dec 07, 2013 5:41 PM GMT
    smart and not nerd, yep
    nerd -smart, yep
    nerd -techie, maybe yep physics nerds
    nerd-social inept, v rare, probably not,
    nerd+killer looks, yep. some nerds look hot though their looks mask their social inept-ancy
  • conservativej...

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    Dec 07, 2013 8:57 PM GMT
    Fritter saidpocket protector.


    A pocket protector is not required. The nerd in 2013 would likely have a copy of Mathematica on the notebook with extra points given for GT STRUDL. icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 07, 2013 9:02 PM GMT
    JohnSpotter saidOK... I'll say the obvious: social ineptness.
    What about looks? Can you have killer looks and still be a nerd under any definition?

    Yeah, social ineptness fits much more than brains or a look. The vast majority of nerdy/geeks I have met are not good at making money or holding themselves together in a social situation because of their ineptness when in almost any public place.