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Wired's Geekster Handbook: Which Kind of Geek Are You?

Wired's Geekster Handbook: Which Kind of Geek Are You?

This month's Wired brings you their take on the geek hierarchy — remember when we surmised that there were many different types of geekdom? Well, Wired agrees, and they've offered up six types of geek: The Fanboy (classic Star Wars/Simpsons lover and defender), the Music Geek (think Rob Gordon from High Fidelity), the Gamer (your thumbs are always sore), The Gadget Guy (3G + iPhone = drool), the Hacker (fears the sun), and the Otaku (all Manga, all the time).

Do you fall into any of the categories, or are you a different kind — or a hybrid geek?

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chriis18 chriis18 9 years
I'm an Otaku [I'm really in to Japanese language and culture, and of course I love anime/manga] and a huge music lover. *nod*
magickalrealism magickalrealism 9 years
Fangirl - Doctor Who, Torchwood, Daria. Especially Daria.
JesusCrew JesusCrew 9 years
I am definitely a hybrid geek with a bit of each type. Gamer and Gadget would be the top rated. My hacker geek has the smallest percentage.
lala788 lala788 9 years
i'm a music geek all the way
valencica valencica 9 years
I'm a mixture of fangirl(obsessed with series), gamer, hacker and gadget girl. Yay! :D
natali3nguyen natali3nguyen 9 years
i am definitely a gadget girl
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
a combo of gamer/fangirl. i love music, butu i don't go to many shows or anything since i am so broke, so i don't think i can call myself a music geek. speaking of games, i just got Fire emblem for Gamecube to play on my wii....yay!!! :)
idawson idawson 9 years
fangirl/music geek/semi-gamer/gadget. i only play one game (not obsessively)
Sandra16 Sandra16 9 years
I'm a Fangirl... I love Harry Potter. :P
aoitenshi aoitenshi 9 years
Music/gadget/fangirl/gamer. :)
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
GADGETS! A touch of gamer, but only MMO's and only because my boyfriend got me addicted. I would also add Internet Geek b/c I'm online a lot, & am an info/research-aholic because of it, and I am an internet-shopper extraordinaire.
okmaebe okmaebe 9 years
I had to say none of the above. But all my favorite people are geeks of multiple and combined varieties. Myself, I guess I'm a language and art geek. I'm a geek-aholic!
Kaori Kaori 9 years
I'm an OTAKU, gadget girl, and gamer <3
shini shini 9 years
Erh how about technologies geek :P like webdesign/programming..etc? I'm that, whatever that is.
_richL _richL 9 years
I'm such a Otaku and a Gadget girl!
scullylam scullylam 9 years
i'm practically all of the above. and yea crafters!!!!!! ^_^
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
I'm a big comic book fan too. Starwars , Strangers in Paradise , optic nerve.
lorus1 lorus1 9 years
Music, fan, otaku and gaming. That's me!
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
I'm a Fangirl, I love Starwars. and I love gargets too.
k-squared k-squared 9 years
I'm mostly a gadget geek, with some fangirl and a pinch of music geekdom. Used to be a gamer geek, but then lost interest.
katejlogan katejlogan 9 years
What about a professional geek? Being a geek is my job. I don't do much of it outside of work.
CocoChic CocoChic 9 years
:rotfl: at hkdkat. I'm a gadget/slight gamer.
jasmint jasmint 9 years
Total movie geek here, with some tv/music thrown in, too. I'm kind of shocked that wasn't an option!
chipjimi chipjimi 9 years
I'm more of a Movie/TV/Music Geek
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