Understanding the Difference Between Geeks and Nerds [Infographic]

Understanding the Difference Between Geeks and Nerds [Infographic]

Geeks and nerds are two different types of individuals, though the words are sometimes used as a synonym for the other. While many become confused about the differences, both groups have unique traits that relate to their attitudes and actions. Understanding the differences will prevent accidentally insulting others with the inappropriate word.

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As a general rule, geeks are the group that is hip and understands the trends in society. While the individual might not follow fashion, he or she is likely to have the latest popular innovations in technology and understands popular culture.

A nerd is the classic socially inept individual who is likely to spend time enjoying academic pursuits. While the individual is a little awkward socially, most are considered very bright and capable. In most cases, nerd is the term that has more negative associations, so most individuals prefer the term geek when it is applicable to the situation. While both groups are intelligent, the trendy nature of a geek differs from the absentmindedness of a nerd.

Understanding the Difference Between Geeks and Nerds - Infographic

From: Masters In IT

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6 Responses to “Understanding the Difference Between Geeks and Nerds [Infographic]”

  1. Jeff says:

    hahaha nice topic. Definitely I’m neither a geek nor a nerd. I have see some traits in me that are geeky and also nerdy as well. But definitely I’m neither of them

  2. Santosh says:

    Thanks for the great article Sarah! I just started following you on Twitter and added your blog to the long list of PR blogs I subscribe to. Looking forward to reading more from


  3. Romni says:

    I love graphic organizers. I dated a German girl in college that was the curator at a mathematical museum. Her nipples got hard when I brought up prime numbers.Eating Nerds as I post this babble.

  4. Salman says:

    Great infographic….

    Really amazing differences between a Geek and a Nerd …Love their hairstyles, lol !

  5. Andrei says:

    I enjoyed reading and watching the infographic. It’s an interesting topic for me. It seems that the two enjoys tech and gadgets.

  6. Sonia says:

    LOL! Nice post. Enjoyed throughly with all pics 🙂

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