Tuesday, August 7

7 Habits of Highly Effective Geek Girls

Geek Girl Reviews recently asked me what being a geek girl means to me. The question wasn’t quite as easy to answer as I thought it would be. What is a geek girl? Am I a geek girl? Have I always been a geek girl? The mind reels.

The true definition of a geek girl seems to differ greatly according to the answering party. Traditional terminology has somehow morphed over the years. Being a geek, nerd, dork or dweeb is no longer an insult but a hip compliment, and geek style has gone main-stream. For the record, it wasn’t always cool to be a geek.

I’d like to think that I was born a geek girl. Raised by an aerospace engineer, my father greatly influenced and cultivated my profound adoration of all that is geek. To be brutally honest, I was much more of a Penny than an Amy than I’d like to admit. That’s right. I was the pretty slut destined for geek-dom.

While contemplating geek girlishness, I decided to easily break it down for all the pseudo-geek girls.

Here are the seven habits of highly effective geek girls:

1. Proactively obsessed with math and/or science.
2. Overtly mission-minded and creatively imaginative.
3. Always first to adopt new gadgetry and technology.
4. Sometimes thinks in another (programming) language.
5. Analytically communicative, especially when gaming.
6. Divergent thinker with an adventurous spirit.
7. Consistently redefines the term, geek girl.

Most of all, geek girls are world-renowned for their unconventional beauty. You will also be able to find this guest post on Geek Girl Reviews, and I would love to have some feedback. Please, comment and share. Geek girls, unite!


  1. And unite we will! I particularly like #7 - there are different shades of geekness in us girls. I'd also say we are passionate, proactively learning and asking question after question. Big fan of Big Bang Theory as well. I like to joke that while not all reality shows are really great we could pull off a pretty neat real version of that show! Thanks for the post Amber!

    1. Thanks, Anne. Yes. We are most certainly 50 shades of geek girl! Haha. That's what makes us ALL super awesome.

  2. hmm.... I hate that math and science are always lumped together. I can't do math to save my life... but I love science and always kept an A average in all my science based courses.

    1. Precisely, my dear geek girl, why I stated AND/OR as not everyone is equally good at both.

  3. gurl, you are definitely a geek. it's surprising, because like Penny, you don't conform to the stereotypical (Amy) mold. but then, the Amy mold is no longer so stereotypical, Penny is the newer face of girl-geekdom. and you are way more Penny than Amy. c; - tara

    1. Is that an insult or a compliment? Haha. Tara, you are one hip geek girl!