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  • INTP

    89 83.96%
  • INTJ

    71 66.98%
  • INFP

    37 34.91%
  • INFJ

    35 33.02%
  • ISTP

    26 24.53%
  • ISTJ

    39 36.79%
  • ISFP

    9 8.49%
  • ISFJ

    9 8.49%
  • ENTP

    39 36.79%
  • ENTJ

    17 16.04%
  • ENFP

    26 24.53%
  • ENFJ

    10 9.43%
  • ESTP

    7 6.60%
  • ESTJ

    9 8.49%
  • ESFP

    8 7.55%
  • ESFJ

    5 4.72%
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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badlands View Post
    INTJ, INTP, and ISTJ are the three main types that fit most of the "geek" standards, but all types can be geeks in different ways (except possibly SFJs, who make up such a large segment of the population that they ARE the "mainstream culture" to be understood by all the other types).

    There are even some F geeks too (Kurt Cobain?) who tend to show more pride in their "identity" as a nerd than the Ts.
    But nerd is different than geek.

    Nerd = bookish; studious; try-hard.

    Geek = plays around with hardware/software; knows techy things out of interest's sake; wants to learn for the sake of mischief/pwnage/interest rather than being seen as smart or getting good grades.

    And to second what a few others have said, I too have known some pretty geeky ENFPs, seriously.
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    A definition from Wikipedia:

    ...a peculiar or otherwise odd person, especially one who is perceived to be overly obsessed with one or more things including those of intellectuality, electronics, gaming, etc.
    Some other definitions, Ibid.


    • A person who is interested in technology, especially computing and new media. Geeks are adept with computers, and treat the term hacker as a term of respect, but not all are hackers themselves.
    • A person who relates academic subjects to the real world outside of academic studies; for example, using multivariate calculus to determine how they should correctly optimize the dimensions of a pan to bake a cake.
    • A person who has chosen concentration rather than conformity; one who pursues skill (especially technical skill) and imagination, not mainstream social acceptance.
    • A person with a devotion to something in a way that places him or her outside the mainstream. This could be due to the intensity, depth, or subject of their interest. This definition is very broad but because many of these interests have mainstream endorsement and acceptance, the inclusion of some genres as "geeky" is heavily debated. Persons have been labeled as or chosen to identify as physics geeks, mathematics geeks, engineering geeks, sci-fi geeks, computer geeks, various science geeks, movie and film geeks (cinemaphile), comic book geeks, theatre geeks, history geeks, music geeks, art geeks, philosophy geeks, literature geeks, and roleplay geeks.


    Based off this, I would say INTJ and IxTP are most like to be geeks. INFP, ENTP, and ISTJ under certain circumstances can be close runner-ups.

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    For me, "Geek" is just a term. Neither good nor bad.

    I didn't really define it, what I mean by "geek" is a characterization of what I believe people have been calling "geek."

    I think it has to do with eccentricity of interests (and the strength of those interests), along with a social awkwardness that results from that eccentricity.

    That awkwardness can sometimes be endearing, sometimes be distancing.

    When I thought through examples in real life, I could not think of any SF geeks. I really didn't know I would have trouble doing that till I tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
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    ISTJ-- Geek
    INTP--- Nerdy-Dork
    INFP--- Dorky-Nerd
    ISTP--Doofus
    INTJ-- Nutty Professor
    INFJ- Spastic Sage
    ISFJ--Basketcase
    ISFP--Spacy sister

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    ISTJ-- Geek
    INTP--- Nerdy-Dork
    INFP--- Dorky-Nerd
    ISTP--Doofus
    INTJ-- Nutty Professor
    INFJ- Spastic Sage
    ISFJ--Basketcase
    ISFP--Spacy sister

    I don't see how the last three relate to the OP.

    I agree with Ygolo. I don't think ISFJs could be called geeks, nerds or even dorks. All of these terms imply a certain eccentricity that SFJs lack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jae Rae View Post
    I don't see how the last three relate to the OP.

    I agree with Ygolo. I don't think ISFJs could be called geeks, nerds or even dorks. All of these terms imply a certain eccentricity that SFJs lack.

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    Any introvert, in a neurotic phase is going to be out of touch with the flow of the world, ISFJ are not immune. I know one like this.

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    The world would be a boring place if there were no geeks.

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    im a geek.

    I think...

    Geek is the one what means "likes science and stuff" right?

    Or is that nerd? Nerd was the one who like science, but in an SJ suck up to the teacher way right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MerkW View Post
    A definition from Wikipedia:



    Some other definitions, Ibid.
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    Based off this, I would say INTJ and IxTP are most like to be geeks. INFP, ENTP, and ISTJ under certain circumstances can be close runner-ups.

    I consider myself a geek.
    'Tis a word of pride.
    INFP and INFJ more likely to be art, literature or history...or Harry Potter geeks, not in a runner up way, but in a real way.

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