I can anecdotally attest to that, as I spend most of my days daydreaming of mystical situations. I will admit that my geek interests are a form of escapism for me, and that I really love being immersed in them. When I first read that they found support for high levels of narcissism in geeks, I immediately got defensive. It wasn’t until I read on to see that they were using the term in a clinical setting and not the immensely negatively defined term we use in day to day conversations. It makes sense, especially when it’s hard for people in the U.S. to achieve any other form of praise in their lives.
I would love to see further studies carried out on geek culture. There are many things we could take away from these studies, the most important being inclusivity. This study acknowledged that the majority of people surveyed were white males, and I believe that may skew results. As a queer Mexican-American male, I know for a fact that my geek experiences are not the same as a straight white male. Factoring in other key components such as gender, social economic standing, ethnicity, religion, etc. I believe studies could shed light on much