Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Well, Guess I Am a Nerd, After All!

In my profile I describe myself as shy and a nerd. You see, in social settings I tend to be shy and, being an engineer, I guess I’m a nerd because I’m pretty good at math and science. But I never never knew for sure if I really would be classified a nerd.

Until today.

In a blog I follow, a recent entry titled “My world has been shattered.” by bcschjenk (http://bcschjenk.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-world-has-been-shattered.html), included a definition of “nerd” and, gee, it kinda fits.

The author quotes http://www.urbandictionary.com/ for the comparison of “geek,” “nerd,” and “dork” as follows:

.......................“Technical ................Social
...Title ............... Skills ................ Skills
Normie .............. No ..................... Yes
Geek ................. Yes ..................... Yes
Nerd ................ Yes ...................... No
Dork ................. No ..................... No”


It goes on to define “nerd” as:

“Nerd: A socially awkward person who has learned technical skills due to the spare time they enjoy from being generally neglected. Their technical knowledge then leads normies to neglect them even further, leading to more development of their technical skills, more neglection, etc. This vicious cycle drives them even more into social oblivion.”

Well, maybe the definition is a little harsh. It’s not like I don’t spend time with others, and some of them may actually be “normies.” And these technical skills I learned in school.

But, to be honest, I am shy and somewhat socially awkward, especially meeting new people. Sometimes I just don’t have much to say. And I don’t mind being silent, even with friends.

(But, you might ask, how can someone so shy write so much in a blog? But, you see, when I have time think, ideas come to me……then I have a lot to say.)

So, I guess I’m sorta a nerd (but not too nerdy, I hope!).

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Reference: La Tristesse Durera Toujours (
http://bcschjenk.blogspot.com/)

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1 comment:

bcschjenk said...

I knew I was a geek in my heart I just didn't know what kind of geek I would be. Thanks for reading my blog. I would love to hear how you as a nerd is doing. Besides the lack of social skill people think nerds have I'd love it if you could defy those preconceived ideas.