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Of Nerds and Geeks
You’ve all heard kids and teens these days put on large glasses and muse to themselves (or at social media): “I’m such a nerd”, or people picking on the un-assuming bookworm and calling them “geek” as if it makes them cool.
Either of them can wear cool shirts like this:
(credits: FB @SelectStartArmor)
And unless you talk to them, you’re probably sticking to stereotypes.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the rational universe, allow me to briefly introduce what defines a “geek” and what defines a “nerd” and why you should be friends with each. Let’s get the looks out of the way as we all know that it is deceptive.
A quick table for your consideration:
|Obsessions||Broad Knowledge||Specific Interests|
|In games they are||Completionists (Explores the game and what it offers)||Goal-Oriented (ex. Being the best in PVP)|
|Talking with them||Conversation will branch out to other related things||Conversation would lead deeper and deeper to the same interest|
|When dealing with unfamiliar knowledge||“This might be useful for me”||“This doesn’t concern me”|
|If they know more than you||They will teach you||They will show it, loud and proud|
|If you beat them at their own game||Either asks for tips or changes games||They will fight you again and again until you can’t beat them anymore|
|Why you should be friends with them?||Broadens your horizons||They will push you far ahead|
|They always have||An Archive||A Collection|
There you have it folks, the more you know.
Tag your Geek or Nerdy mate!