A nerd is someone who is usually highly intellectual about a specific field while exhibiting socially abnormal, sometimes undesirable or generally introverted behaviour. Someone like Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory would be a good example of a nerd. A geek, however, is someone who thoroughly enjoys and is highly knowledgeable about a particular interest or hobby. Most people are geeks.
From body-building and sports to video games and superheroes, every person is a geek in some way or another. The chart below was created by The Frog Pants Store and is a great showcase of the different kinds of geeks that exist.
Which geek are you? Tell us with a comment on this post.
[Sources: The Frogpants Store]
Owner, founder and editor-in-chief at Vamers, Hans has a vested interest in geek culture and the interactive entertainment industry. With a Masters degree in Communications and Ludology, he is well read and versed in matters relating to video games and communication media, among many other topics of interest.