The venn diagram made by Matthew Mason depicts geek as the intersection between intelligence and obsession.
As someone who is married to an obsessive deep-diver, those definitions ring true. My husband Sean Bonner is a coffee geek, an art geek, a meme geek, and a punk-rock geek. He is super passionate and obsessive about the things that he is interested in. He has been that way his entire life and it’s unreal watching him get hooked on something new and watching his knowledge about it grow each and every day non-stop. It’s also why he has such a strong following: people count on him to share his deep knowledge on their favorite subject-matter. He does all the heavy lifting and they get the CliffsNotes.Sent from iPhone