Are You a Geek? Quiz

Use this brief screening measure to help you determine if you might need to see a mental health or other professional to help you successfully deal with being a geek.


Instructions: This is a screening measure to help you determine whether you might be a geek (aka “nerd”). This screening measure is not designed to make a diagnosis or take the place of a professional diagnosis or consultation. For each item, indicate the extent to which it is true, by checking the appropriate box next to the item.


I am a year old / /

1. Who founded Apple?

2. Which Apple founder was the geek?

3. My favorite magazine is:

4. I get a comp subscription to my favorite magazine.

5. I get into (online) arguments about perl versus PHP.

6. I pre-ordered Half Life 2 or downloaded it as soon as it was available from Verve.

7. I eat my first meal of the day before 1:00 pm.

8. Red pill or blue pill?

9. I understand the red pill/blue pill reference.

10. I access the Internet primarily via:

11. I wear or regularly carry this many mobile/data/MP3 devices:

12. My primary computer screen is this large:

13. The last time I went on vacation was…

14. I love and watch anime.

15. In the office or at school, I socialize by…

16. My favorite operating system is…

17. I have used Google to search for pornographic (boobies!) images.

18. Fark.



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Psych Central quizzes are developed by Dr. John M. Grohol, Psy.D. in conjunction with other psychological researchers, based upon scientific studies and/or the official diagnostic criteria for a disorder. Dr. Grohol is a published researcher, author, and mental health expert, and he currently sits on the scientific board of Computers in Human Behavior. Learn more about how we develop our psychological tests.

APA Reference
Research Team, P. (2020). Are You a Geek? Quiz. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 5, 2020, from


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Last updated: 17 Jan 2020
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 17 Jan 2020
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