What Is A Geek ?
For those who do not know what a “geek” is, here’s my definition:
Today, after having had many meanings over time, a geek is a passionate, often computer literate person who, by extension, is interested in all adjoining topics (science fiction, heroic fantasy, role playing, manga, video games, etc.).
A “geek” is usually thought of as less sociable than the average person, but is not as asocial as a “no-life” or a “nerd”. Oftentimes, people claim to be geeks when they are not under the pretext that they spend most of their time on Facebook. ”Stop geeking” also makes me jump! Someone who spends his time on Facebook, Habbo, or Travian is not (usually) a geek, but rather a “no-life”.
The “nerd”, on the other hand, will have the passionate side of the geek, but their passion is so overwhelming that they leave no room for their social lives. Or, conversely, they aren’t very good at maintaining their social lives because they’re too busy rushing headlong into their passions. In short, the result is the same. They are very (very, very) sharp in their field, but without anyone with whom they can discuss said field (save other nerds).
The “geek” has the advantage of being very sociable and, according to its level of “geekitude”, open to the real world.