This sounds about right
“Not nerdy but definitely not hip”
That sounds about right, even if the test is biased towards awarding nerdy status to those with a scientific background. I think nerdiness could probably be expanded to include any excessive fixation on esoteric ephemera. Such as using a ten dollar word when a nickel would do. I suspect that most nerdiness I display is a result of three things. One) when I develop an interest in something I often pursue it vigorously and to people who don’t know me, it might appear that I’m obsessed. When my thirst is slaked, however, I do move on. Two) I have little or no use for trends and people who follow them. That, combined with #1, should send my nerdiness spiking, but I think I’m saved by a pursuit of things that are well done. In other words, I don’t give a hoot about if a bit of clothing or music is “in”, but I will enjoy it if I think it is skillful or beautiful. Three) I have been told that I am very organized. I used to think everyone claimed beauty over trendiness but I’ve noticed in recent years that “following trends” has become a cool thing for some people, as if it were a skill or something. I suppose that it is – but more importantly, choosing to not follow a trend demonstrates something greater – character.
By the way, thumbs up or down on the new template? I think this is easier to read, especially where quotes are concerned, and the wider scaling main column is a nice plus.