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    I was going to say the person who defined it was the biggest nerd. I suppose I'll go INTP. Looks like an ENTP can be kind of nerdy too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    I was going to say the person who defined it was the biggest nerd. I suppose I'll go INTP. Looks like an ENTP can be kind of nerdy too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    I like this definition, from the Random House dictionary:

    Nerd - an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit
    That makes it sound like an INTP win here. Gives an image that the obsessive hobby or pursuit may not be practical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity View Post
    That makes it sound like an INTP win here. Gives an image that the obsessive hobby or pursuit may not be practical.
    Oh yeah good point. I figure INTJs would be more "single-minded" in their pursuits, but the non-practical lengths INTPs will go surely outranks them.

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    Intj = auto nerd and usually are really big nerds

    Intp = has tendency to be a nerd and sometimes can be really big nerds
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    What do you think?

    I like this definition for the word:

    Nerd - an unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person; especially : one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits
    - Webster's dictionary
    By your first definition it would be INTJ. An INTP can pursue intellectual interests pretty much anywhere. INTJ's require that they are academic, that there's been some amount of debate on a subject before they will pursue it. This is because they have Te which demands that there's already a system in place before they show up. They're intellectually late, kind of like being fashionably late.

    Oh and I don't think that intellectual and academic pursuits are mutually exclusive as the definition might suppose. Rather, I think that academic pursuits are a subdivision of intellectual ones.

    Oh and INTPs are way too socially aware to be truly nerdy while INTJs seem to be on Pluto most of the time. Anyone wanna tell them that it isn't a planet anymore?
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    Who says INTPs and INTJs are necessarily intellectual in the first place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    Who says INTPs and INTJs are necessarily intellectual in the first place?
    I don't think the average INTP or INTJ is especially intellectual, unless we use an extremely broad definition of the word.

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    It's almost too close to call.

    I'd have to say INTP's are nerdier, while INTJ's are dorkier.
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