Man, there sure are a lot of these silly quizzes out there.

You are 36% geek
You are a geek liaison, which means you go both ways. You can hang out with normal people or you can hang out with geeks which means you often have geeks as friends and/or have a job where you have to mediate between geeks and normal people. This is an important role and one of which you should be proud. In fact, you can make a good deal of money as a translator.

Normal: Tell our geek we need him to work this weekend.

You [to Geek]: We need more than that, Scotty. You’ll have to stay until you can squeeze more outta them engines!

Geek [to You]: I’m givin’ her all she’s got, Captain, but we need more dilithium crystals
You [to Normal]: He wants to know if he gets overtime.

Take the Polygeek Quiz at Thudfactor.com

I found this one at PoliBlogger, who is incidentally 4% geekier than I am.

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  1. Steven says:

    The real question is: who has time to make these things up?

  2. April says:

    Never thought of myself as geeky…nerdy maybe, but not geeky…but, apparently, I am 31% geek.

  3. John Lemon says:

    Reporting in at 27%

  4. joy says:

    I’m at 62% . ha ha.

  5. John Lemon says:

    In response to Steven’s first comment, I must sadly respond that those who have the time to make these things up may not be much different than you or I who take the time to fill them out. Sigh.

  6. Paul says:

    Coming in at (a possibly embarrassing) 69%, I must admit I would have scored higher, I think, had I been younger.

    Of course I am not sure of his scoring metric and too lazy to reverse engineer it.

    But considering I arranged for the last 4 digits of my phone number to be 3445, I expected to be a bigger GEEK.