This is an interactive version of the Nerdy Personality Attributes Scale.

Introduction: The Nerdy Personality Attributes Scale was developed as a project to quantify what "nerdiness" is. Nerd is a common social label in English, although there is no set list of criteria. The NPAS was developed by surveying a very large pool of personality attributes to see which ones correlated with self reported nerd status, and combining them all into a scale. The NPAS can give an estimate of how much a respondent's personality is similar to the average for those who identify as nerds versus those who do not.

Procedure: The NPAS has 26 questions. In each questions you must rate how much you agree with a given statement on a five point scale where 1=Disagree, 3=Neutral and 5=Agree. It should take most people 2-5 minutes to finish.

Participation: This interactive is offered for educational use only. It is not to be used as diagnostic or screening tool. Data collected at this location may be anonymously saved and used for research or otherwise distributed.

  • "Development of the Nerdy Personality Attributes Scale". 20 December 2015.