A Derek has many positive and negative qualities...
-Appears to be a jackass when first meeting him
-Makes jokes that can cause people to take offense and doesn't lower his voice and often makes these jokes in public
-Obsession with bands like Owl City
-Occasionally doesn't brush his teeth....
-Once you get to know him, he is generous and loving
-Cares about his friends and would do anything for them
-Passionate about the things that matter to him
-Encouraging and honest
So...if you can get past first impressions, a Derek is a life long friend. One tip for all Derek's is to step up and tell the girl you like or love how you feel. Stop being so sensitive and just go for it!
"Dude, I can't believe he just said that!"
"You just don't know him yet. Derek is actually a good guy."
"How can you stick up for someone who tells those kinds of jokes?"
"Well...he's a Derek. Under that jackass surface...there's a real sweet heart. He just doesn't show it at all times.."
"A Derek you say...."