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How to tell between a geek and a nerd

Geeks and nerds

Having a strong bias because most of us at AGBeat are geeks and believe geeks to be at the top of the food chain right now, it is culturally important to be able to identify between geeks and nerds. You should know that a geek’s most prized possession is their smartphone and a nerd’s most prized possession is their ticket to the Star Trek convention (and bonus points for knowing that a dork is on the bottom of the totem pole as being the pock marked awkward kids that are short on interests and hygiene).

Geek is chic now, and there are distinct differences between geeks and nerds. Below are two infographics to help you spot the differences and we invite you to tell us in the comments if you are a geek, nerd or neither, according to these charts.

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  1. Emily @ StyleNerd

    January 7, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Great infographic. This is going in my favorites. I'd love to see one with geek girls though! 🙂

  2. Velda

    January 7, 2012 at 11:27 am

    I'm a weak-geek (can't stand wil ferrel) with strong nerd overtones.

  3. Ryan Schattner

    January 7, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I need to send this to my wife. She is a closet geek, and wont admit it with her Star Wars trivia and quoting step brothers all day….First step is admitting.

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