If you are reading this article to determine whether you are a nerd or not, you are not. Basically, if a person has random knowledge of stuff that most people think is extremely unimportant, as well as a collection of action figures and other memorabilia that the average person thinks belongs in a twelve year old's room, rather than on display in a twenty-plus-year-old person's living room, that person is probably a nerd. A nerd is someone who isn't socially adept enough. The friends that you do have are good people who make you feel like to be alive. The devil may be in the details, but that doesn't mean you can't embrace them.
They're very passionate about comic books, they're very passionate about what they wear, they're very passionate about their work. You can get math nerd stuff such as tutorials on the Internet. In almost any other kind of work, they'd be a net loss. Tactful is the opposite of clumsy. A nerd does not care how his car looks if the radio station is playing properly. Attacking an outsider makes them all insiders.
Again most nerds are anti-social. Common traits include: individual activities willing to separate from the pack , ability and willingness to read a book outside of Stephen King, Michael Crichton or John Grisham, tends to be quiet yet articulate; a subtle sense of humor and quick wit. I think that most people would rather be dumb and hard-working than smart and lazy. After a couple years' training, an apprentice could be a real help. In fact their primary purpose is to keep kids locked up in one place for a big chunk of the day so adults can get things done. Known to be able to produce a notebook out of nowhere, but that is less seen nowadays.
You had also better brush up on your Doctor Who original series , Red Dwarf, Robotech, Space 1999, Blake's Seven and other lesser known sci-fi classics that are too good for big budget Hollywood butchering. Take this quiz: the Nerd Test. A balanced life is important, and a good nerd recognizes the value of other pursuits. A nerd will not rely on memorized information, but rather on understanding a concept. Sometimes the current even starts to flow in the other direction: sometimes, particularly in university math and science departments, nerds deliberately exaggerate their awkwardness in order to seem smarter. Many nerds Bill Gates included either flunked out of or were close to flunking out of school. A nerd does not care whether the world doubts her methods and challenges her findings.
An American teenager may work at being popular every waking hour, 365 days a year. Like a politician who wants to distract voters from bad times at home, you can create an enemy if there isn't a real one. Maybe if you're an abstract thinker, try to find a nerd who's more practical or technical, and vice versa. Most of the persecution comes from kids lower down, the nervous middle classes. He'd seem to the kids a complete alien. They will make you smarter.
Once again, anyone currently in school might think this a strange question to ask. But something that I learned in college is that the surfer dude can be just as much of a nerd as the stereotype. Talk about them, but stop when you can tell someone is getting bored and let them talk about their own interests. Courtesy of Flickr user In their work they will do things that they have no idea the meaning of. And that's why smart people's lives are worst between, say, the ages of eleven and seventeen.
Good web browsers are Firefox and Google Chrome. Teenage kids used to have a more active role in society. Because I didn't fit into this world, I thought that something must be wrong with me. Just don't pay attention to what they say about the way you are. It showed three overlapping circles that plotted the combinations of intelligence, social ineptitude and obsession that form a nerd, a geek, a dork or a dweeb. The same sites that list timeshares for sale also list options to rent.
No, I take that back. When you tread water, you lift yourself up by pushing water down. And even the dork who is not self-aware is able to make others feel more comfortable simply because of their silliness. At the same time, find friends who aren't nerdy at all. Try memorizing a couple difficult and unfamiliar words, and get in the habit of using it in sentences.