Geek VS Nerd

I am a self admitted nerd; I love books, museums, classical music and science fiction. I admit I will read anything that is in front of me. That habit has gotten me into trouble before. Tammi can tell you all about that.
A lot of people confuse geeks with nerds, there is huge difference. Geeks are more technologically oriented whereas nerds are more word oriented. Of course there are crossover traits, the science fiction thing that is a total crossover. You cannot have a geek without sci-fi; however, you can have a nerd without that, so, wow, am I a geek or a nerd? I believe I am a full blown nerd with geek tendencies. I have a deep love of all things historical, and the written word, and television, love Star Trek over Star Wars and of course any television show with the word star in the title is right up my alley. I.E. Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, Battlestar Gallatica, Star Trek, Star Trek the Next Generation, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Star Trek Voyager, Star Trek Enterprise, and so on and so on. I think you are getting the idea.
The real question is do pure Geeks exist? They do on television, on The Big Bang Theory all of those guys are pure geek with no nerd in the mix. I have not met anyone like that in real life, Jess is Geek with Nerd thrown in, my fiancée is more Geek than Jess, with some Nerd in the mix, most women I know have very little of either. I have the feeling I am an anomaly. I would love to hear from any women out there that feel they have the qualities of either or one of nerd or geek.
I fully admit my love of science fiction, history, literature, art, mythology, comic books, and the Superman lore is one of my favorites. If you have not read The Power of Myth or The Hero with a Thousand Faces I highly encourage you to pick up your copy of each and devour them! Joseph Campbell was an amazing man with thought provoking ideas. Just thinking about it makes me want to go and re-read the books.

5 Replies to “Geek VS Nerd”

  1. Anyone who has read Joseph Campbell and still thinks that Star Trek is better than Star Wars either a) has no “nerd” in them whatsoever, or 2) is a little to enamored with the original series mini-skirts.

  2. Ok I did not say Star Trek was better, I said I prefered it, and yes I am still planning a Halloween costume wearing the original short skirt costume, before I am deemed too old for it. So there.

  3. I’ve always said that nerds were the guys sitting in their underwear in their parents basement playing video games until sun up who have no life and geeks were the guys who actually got out and made a living with their geeky-ness, like me, lol. BY your definition I am both as well. If you ever find that other female anomaly make sure and send her my way. I got dibs!

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