How to Tell if You’re a Nerd
There was a time when nerds where the target of bullies. Well, they might still be but they have definitely gone beyond the stereotypes that we have come to believe in. Now we would have a hard time telling the nerds apart from the rest of the population. While there are still those who look like nerds with just one glance, the most typical ones are those who have just some serious quirks but are otherwise normal people.
Are you wondering if you are a nerd or not? To help you out, here are some of the qualities that you can use to tell if you are one.
You Are Obsessed with Star Wars or Star Trek
If you are the kind of person who waits for the latest DVD release of Star Wars or you are still religiously watching Star Trek reruns on late night TV then there is no doubt that you are a nerd. These franchises are ground-breaking and still unmatched today, but being absolute fans are something else. It should just be enough for you to watch them once. To watch them multiple times would be a bit too much.
You Have Collectible Figures
You might say that it’s an investment, that when the time comes, the value of the figures would be way beyond what you paid for it. That justifies you purchasing the figures of your favourite cartoon or comic book characters. Who are you kidding? They’re still toys no matter how much money you dished out for them. You just have to accept the fact that you’re a nerd who likes to collect overpriced toys.
You’re Into Role Playing Games
Do you play Dungeons and Dragons with your friends? If you do then you’re a certified nerd. If you prefer the online version of role playing games then that just means that you are an online nerd. This means that you like to leave reality once in a while and pretend that you are a magician or a dragon or whatever it is that players pretend to be in these games.
You Dress Like a Nerd
How does one explain this? We all know a nerd dresses when we see them. So if you have an inclination to look like that then you’re either a nerd or you have a strange sense of fashion. If you have t-shirts of cartoon shows that are no longer running then that’s another good sign that you are a hopeless nerd.
You’re a Musician But Not the Cool Kind
If you can play a musical instrument that is usually not included in the equipment of a rock band, then I’m sorry to say that you have a good chance of being a nerd. Playing the tuba isn’t exactly the fastest way to get the attention of the ladies.
Don’t get us wrong, there is nothing wrong about being a nerd. But it would help a lot if you know you are one. That might make you prouder of what you are.