Geekdom isn’t bad these days. Whenever I meet someone new, I always use the term geek. “Hi, I’m Amy. I’m a geek. I have the T-shirt and everything.”
A geek’s unique characteristics make him or her a great employee. Let’s explore a few of these:
1) We are problem-solvers by nature
I am never happy unless I am thinking through a problem. It’s true! It is the nature of geeks to find a challenge and then tackle it until they find the best solution. With geeks in technology, this works well since technology always presents new challenges. Let us know what you want, and watch how persistent we are.
2) We seek out learning
We never seem to be able to satisfy our thirst for knowledge. My favorite thing to do is to teach myself anything that piques my interest. When I encounter a problem as a web designer, I stop and read articles by colleagues. My goal is to educate myself so that when I face the same problem in the future, I know what to do and how to do it better. We thrive on originality and resourcefulness.
3) We are confident
You have to be confident to dress up as your favorite movie character and walk into a convention center. Or to display your Funko Pop collection predominately in your living room. I love telling people I am a geek. There is nothing negative about it. I have extreme passion for the things I do, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
4) We rule the world
Google the richest people in America right now. You’ll see Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin. All geeks. All worth over 35 billion dollars. Guess it pays to be a geek!
Being a geek means I stand up for what I believe in and am passionate about what I do. Here are the words of American actor Doug Jones that echo my own:
That’s what I love about geeks, that they can call themselves a geek and be proud of it. I love that. I even have a necklace with the word ‘geek’ spelled out in rhinestones, and I’m very proud, myself.