Fighting the Nerd Urge

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Re: Fighting the Nerd Urge

Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:40 AM

View PostMartyr2, on 04 May 2012 - 03:51 PM, said:

Ahhh yes the classic struggle of knowing vs social acceptance. I found a happy medium that may help you here B9. I found it is all about approach and tone.

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Re: Fighting the Nerd Urge

Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:17 AM

Oddly, I didn't have this nerd problem in school that you guys seem to be having. I was the quiet kid that sat by himself, reading. I had someone once try to bully me and I actually fought back and never had a problem after that moment. Bullies only go after easy targets.
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Re: Fighting the Nerd Urge

Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:43 AM

I've never had a 'nerd' problem. I'm fine with talking to girls, I can stand up for myself and unlike the nerd 'stereotype' I am actually handsome.
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Re: Fighting the Nerd Urge

Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:06 AM

I was never really a nerd, just quiet. Nobody gets a pass to be stupid about movies they've seen, however, and if a multi-million dollar hollywood movie has been loudly excreted and rammed down your throat with the full force of Marvel, you have no excuse to not even know who the characters are.
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Re: Fighting the Nerd Urge

Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:13 AM

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unlike the nerd 'stereotype' I am actually handsome.


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Re: Fighting the Nerd Urge

Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:16 AM

Wouldn't' say I was a nerd as such (i was never clever enough to be one!), I liked sports at school, and I played for a couple of teams. Wasn't a complete loner then, and had quite a few friends of varying social level. Of course nowadays I'm just completely socially incompetent and have probably fallen towards the "dork" group.
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Re: Fighting the Nerd Urge

Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:57 AM

I was a cheerleader. :x
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:30 AM

I hate hearing people be so blatantly wrong, but unless I am in the conversation I won't correct them, I just laugh in my head, I also won't be a dick if I do correct people, unless it's something stupid like thinking gravity is a cleaning product etc.
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Re: Fighting the Nerd Urge

Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:52 AM

Pick your battles. Unless you have a group at work who like to get into pointless debates, verify on Wikipedia, and then the winner gets bragging rights for the rest of the day. That's fun!
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Re: Fighting the Nerd Urge

Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:36 AM

View PostNeoTifa, on 06 May 2012 - 10:57 AM, said:

I was a cheerleader. :x


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Re: Fighting the Nerd Urge

Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:41 AM

I fear that if you actually struggle with this type of situation and Martyr's tip of the week was not the first logical process that came to you upon said situation, then you may already be doomed.

If it was still high school and there was time to branch out to the hidden nerds among the populous than you might have had a chance of gaining that useful social skill. Unfortunately as you age your patience dissipates and you find yourself almost unwilling to choose that option even in the event of it being your first logical thought.

It just feels so much better to ram the truth down someones throat than to sit back and pretend like you want to be in there company for longer than it takes for you to correct their failed thought process and maybe observe the fact that the idiot who didn't know the name of the "Hulk" most likely left his fly down from his recent excursion to the little boys room.

Granted these are co-workers, so hit the pub or local dive and rant about it to the bartender like all the other socially awkward members of society.
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Re: Fighting the Nerd Urge

Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:50 AM

This is my pub... my local dive. The Caffeine Lounge is where the socially awkward among the socially awkward go to rant about the rest of society. YOU are my bartender.
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Re: Fighting the Nerd Urge

Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:51 AM

ah, in that case I'll need another beer. In a moment please continue.
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Re: Fighting the Nerd Urge

Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:19 AM

View PostNeoTifa, on 06 May 2012 - 10:57 AM, said:

I was a cheerleader. :x



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Re: Fighting the Nerd Urge

Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:34 PM

I'll have to dig them out. I don't even know where they are. I burried those so far down in my pile of crap.
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