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ooby
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Icon 1 posted September 08, 2005 13:50      Profile for ooby     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Outcast Genius
78 % Nerd, 65% Geek, 52% 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 all three, earning you the title of: Outcast Genius
Outcast geniuses usually are bright enough to understand what society wants of them, and they just don't care! They are highly intelligent and passionate about the things they know are *truly* important in the world. Typically, this does not include sports, cars or make-up, but it can on occassion (and if it does then they know more than all of their friends combined in that subject).

Outcast geniuses can be very lonely, due to their being outcast from most normal groups and too smart for the room among many other types of dorks and geeks, but they can also be the types to
eventually rule the world, ala Bill Gates, the prototypical Outcast Genius.

Nerd, Geek or Dork test.

Edit: Fixed formatting.

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Outcast Genius
86 % Nerd, 65% Geek, 65% Dork

/me wanders off to polish my pocket protectors...

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Outcast Genius
82 % Nerd, 82% Geek, 52% Dork

Thanks. That was fun.

Now back to that site to do the Buffy the Vampire Slayer test...

[Edit: Ooooouu. That was even more fun. See: Xander Harris
36% amorality, 81% passion, 63% spirituality, 63% selflessness]

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I don't know what I was thinking... it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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47 % Nerd, 69% Geek, 47% Dork

It's not that you're a school junkie, like the nerd, and you don't really stand out in a crowd, like the dork, you just have some interests that aren't quite mainstream. Perhaps it's anime, perhaps it's computers, perhaps it's bottlecaps, perhaps it's all of those and more. Your interests take you to events and gatherings that are filled with people you find unusual and beyond-the-pale, but you don't quite consider yourself "of that crowd." Instead, you consider yourself to be fairly normal.

Which, you are. [Big Grin]

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HalfVast

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Joe Normal

47 % Nerd, 26% Geek, 17% Dork

WTF?

This test is obviously flawed. [blush]

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quote:
Originally posted by HalfVast:


This test is obviously flawed. [blush]

That was the secret comment. Ding!Ding!Ding!

Your score is now: Uber Geek 100%Nerd 100% Geek 100%Dork [Applause] [Big Grin]

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I don't know what I was thinking... it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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Outcast Genius
91% Nerd 52% Geek 60% Dork

Hmmm... I've never disputed the nerd/geek aspect to myself, but my girlfriend keeps calling me a dork. Apparently she's onto something!

Of course, she tells me that she means dork in the most affectionate way possible... I'm choosing to believe her...

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Modern, Cool Nerd
82 % Nerd, 65% Geek, 47% Dork

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)!

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


The guy's patriotism test was also pretty interesting:
Somewhat Patriotic
You scored 62% US Philosophy, 30% American Pride, 40% Involvement, and 100% Citizen Status!

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Outcast Genius
86 % Nerd, 73% Geek, 78% Dork

Oh man i'm even an outcast amongst geeks [ohwell]

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69 % Nerd, 26% Geek, 34% Dork
[shake head]

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Pure Nerd
56 % Nerd, 39% Geek, 34% Dork

What a crappy test. [Razz]

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Modern, Cool Nerd
60 % Nerd, 65% Geek, 39% Dork

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)!

Edit:
I agree with Sxeptomaniac, the patriot test was interesting. I was shocked by my results:

Patriotic
You scored 78% US Philosophy, 15% American Pride, 26% Involvement, and 100% Citizen Status!

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Pure Nerd
82 % Nerd, 34% Geek, 34% Dork [blush]

(Well, I've always considered me at least half-bred geek. It's true knowlege is my life long pursuit, but can't I be considered at least part-geek? [Frown] )

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Official Survivor
Congratulations! You scored 82%!

Oh, wait, that was The Zombie Scenario Survivor Test. Duh...

Joe Normal
39 % Nerd, 21% Geek, 26% Dork

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Pure Geek... go figure. [Geek]

They obviously didn't have the Slacker option working. [ohwell]

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Looks like I'm the only

Tri-Lamb Material
60 % Nerd, 47% Geek, 56% Dork

You scored better than half in Nerd and Dork, earning you the coveted title of: Tri-Lamb Material.

The classic, "80's" nerd, you are what most people think of when they think "nerd," largely due to 80's movies like Revenge of the Nerds and TV shows like Head of the Class. You're exceptionally bright and smart, and partly because of that have never quite fit in with your peers or social groups. Perhaps you're realized, or will someday, that it is possible to retain all of the things that you like about being brilliant and still make peace with the social cliques around you. Or maybe you won't--it's really not necessary. As the brothers of Lambda Lambda Lambda discovered, you're fine just the way you are and can take pride in that. I mean, who wants to be like Ogre, right!?

A bit surprised the "geeky" score was a bit low but I think that might be because I don't have a huge collection of "Star Wars" figures or whatever... (course if they'd asked about old RPGs....)

[Wink]

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93% Nerd 93% Geek 1% Dork
You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

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Sure why not

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Pure Nerd
78 % Nerd, 30% Geek, 43% Dork
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 tendences 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.

Congratulations!

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Outcast Genius
82 % Nerd, 65% Geek, 52% Dork

WOOT!!
IM BILL GATES!!!

(No kidding, there is a joke at my HS that I am going to be the next Bill Gates some day)

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Use the Force, Luke.

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Modern, Cool Nerd
56 % Nerd, 56% Geek, 30% Dork

Well, there you go...

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Pure Nerd
86 % Nerd, 47% Geek, 34% Dork

Kind of expected

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Modern, Cool Nerd
52 % Nerd, 52% Geek, 47% Dork

Sounds about right [Beard of Peter Gabriel!]

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Tri-Lamb Material
60 % Nerd, 30% Geek, 60% Dork
For The Record:

You scored better than half in Nerd and Dork, earning you the coveted title of: Tri-Lamb Material.

The classic, "80's" nerd, you are what most people think of when they think "nerd," largely due to 80's movies like Revenge of the Nerds and TV shows like Head of the Class. You're exceptionally bright and smart, and partly because of that have never quite fit in with your peers or social groups. Perhaps you're realized, or will someday, that it is possible to retain all of the things that you like about being brilliant and still make peace with the social cliques around you. Or maybe you won't--it's really not necessary. As the brothers of Lambda Lambda Lambda discovered, you're fine just the way you are and can take pride in that. I mean, who wants to be like Ogre, right!?


87% US Philosophy, 50% American Pride, 53% Involvement, and 100% Citizen Status!

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Modern, Cool Nerd
86 % Nerd, 56% Geek, 47% Dork

I would have said 100% Dork!

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