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Old 01-14-2010, 07:50 PM
 
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I like sports like any other guy does. I like to listen to music a lot, go to the gym, watch films and have lots of so-called "normal" or usual interests.

But I also love reading books on politics, economics, marketing and other social sciences. I go wild at information technology too.

If you knew a guy (or woman) who had part "normal" interests and part geek/nerd interests, what would you think?
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:59 PM
 
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Why is reading books "on politics, economics, marketing and other social sciences" a nerdy behavior? Your question is without any foundation.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:00 PM
 
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I like sports like any other guy does. I like to listen to music a lot, go to the gym, watch films and have lots of so-called "normal" or usual interests.

But I also love reading books on politics, economics, marketing and other social sciences. I go wild at information technology too.

If you knew a guy (or woman) who had part "normal" interests and part geek/nerd interests, what would you think?

I'd think you were a pretty great fella or gal!
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:02 PM
 
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I like sports like any other guy does. I like to listen to music a lot, go to the gym, watch films and have lots of so-called "normal" or usual interests.

But I also love reading books on politics, economics, marketing and other social sciences. I go wild at information technology too.

If you knew a guy (or woman) who had part "normal" interests and part geek/nerd interests, what would you think?
You are normal buddy! Rugged is not! While you guys are watching a football game, Rugged is on the range, fishing, practicing guitar, working on a car etc...... etc.... My BIL is into traditional sports and watches them all the time. Personally I am into more hands on stuff. Oh, the only weird/nerdy thing I do is get on here!LOL...... JK It is fun!
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:05 PM
 
Location: In my skin
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"Normal" is relative but I think I get what you mean. I'd think it's pretty cool.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I don't see any problems here...
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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I like sports like any other guy does. I like to listen to music a lot, go to the gym, watch films and have lots of so-called "normal" or usual interests.

But I also love reading books on politics, economics, marketing and other social sciences. I go wild at information technology too.

If you knew a guy (or woman) who had part "normal" interests and part geek/nerd interests, what would you think?
Doesn't even remotely qualify as geek/nerdy. A couple examples of Geek/Nerd interests are Star Trek--to the point believing its real, wearing the uniform,etc, or playing fantasy games such as Dungeons and Dragons, or excessive video game playing. (A quick aside here, I once worked with a guy who dressed in a Star Trek uniform EVERYDAY. He wasn't around there very long.)
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:34 PM
 
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Doesn't even remotely qualify as geek/nerdy. A couple examples of Geek/Nerd interests are Star Trek--to the point believing its real, wearing the uniform,etc, or playing fantasy games such as Dungeons and Dragons, or excessive video game playing. (A quick aside here, I once worked with a guy who dressed in a Star Trek uniform EVERYDAY. He wasn't around there very long.)
I'm sorry but that's a tween/teens idea of what "geek/nerd" is.

Geek and nerd isn't the same thing.

A geek is usually someone who's very tech savvy. Yes, geek is often use with "Trekkies" and people who RP but those people tend to be techy savvy so it makes since.

A nerd is someone who's very bookish or very knowledgeable in the areas of science and social science.

Playing video games doesn't qualify as being a geek or nerd. If it were more men would be considered geeks and nerds. Have you ever tried to pry a guy away from the TV screen when he's in the middle of playing God of War or Halo? My boyfriend and his friends' computer skills are moderate, and they rarely ever pick up a book that they don't have to. So no they're neither geeky or nerdy, and yet when they get started on a game they can go on for hours, even days.
My friends (female) even get into it. They play fantasy football like their life depends on it. Me, I don't get it. I like books.

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"Normal" is relative but I think I get what you mean.
Ditto on this. "Normal" is relative.
I view someone with multiple interests in different areas as normal. Now, if I met someone who's interests revolved around only a few related areas than I'd probably view them as a tad abnormal.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:50 PM
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i keep my interests varied

for nerdy stuff i love videogames, fantasy books and computers/technology

i also love sports, music, concerts, booze/bars, photography, gym, etc.

shrug
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:53 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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I agree with the other poster in that geeks and nerds are different, but they do share many of the same characteristics. Geeks/Nerds to me are Role Players, Trekees, talk about "the force", love ren fairs, etc.

I guess Im a bit different than a lot of guys because:

I really ONLY like boxing and football.
I love my Lakers, but HATE Kobe Bryant and have no real interest in any other NBA basketball.
Dont like music unless its blues, Rage Against The Machine, some alternative and very few hip hop.


Closest thing that I have to being geeky/nerdy is:

I LOVE reading and studying eastern thought/philosophy.
I can play Modern Warefare 2 for hours and hours.

Thats about it.
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