QuoteOriginally posted by: flairplayI have noticed that they have certain chracteristics.First, if you ever take a stroll near the City/Canary Wharf etc and look at cars driven by finance professionals, chances are that Ferraris, Porshce's etc are often driven by very nerdy looking guys.Of course there is the penis extension theory to explain this. I am not so sure - things are never that simple. But from unquantified observation, the more effeminate, the more physically challenged the nerd, the sportier and more bling the car.Second, is choice of film. Nerds tend to prefer gangster films - portraying everything they are not. I once sat next to 5 nerds from an elite French school, with appearances ranging from Mr Bean to PV Hermann, and all they discussed were "Reservoir Dogs" etc. Interestingly, the guy who made those films is nerdy looking himself. I forgot his name - but just looked it up. Tarantino it is.So do nerds try to appear more masculine by investing in 140,000 pound sports cars, and watching/talking gangster films. I have known some internationally accaimed sportsmen - not too badly off financially - but they seemed to have neither set of needs.Now I am not anti-nerd. I think like in most things, there are good nerds, and there are bad nerds. My feeling is that the bad nerds tend to this behaviour the most.Opinions please, as there must be a few nerds here.I interned at a hedge fund where the supposedly non-nerds (sales people including the CEO) drove Ferrari and BMW-5 series. Not sure if you would add BMW/Merc,etc to that list of expensive cars or just the ones that are sporty (to call it as a nerdy behavior). I think majority of the male population likes gangster movies ; tell me who does not enjoy Godfather/Scarface? But, now I feel one could also analyze fund managers in the same lines. The managers who make most money are the ones who had high SAT scores (does that mean they are nerds too....?)
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