10 Tricks to Identify if a Person is a Tech Geek

After the amazing success of my Geek Boyfriend series which consisted of just two posts (more may come soon) namely “Why Geek Boyfriends are better?” and “How to impress a Geek guy?“, we are bringing to you one more post in this series which may interest you!

Most of us keep on thinking over what to talk with a stranger. I think, this problem can be solved pretty easily if you get some idea about the nature and the likes and dislikes of the person. And today, we are going to give you some tips to identify a Tech Geek. The following characteristic behaviors of technology freak distinguishes him/her from the rest.

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1- Cellphone check – Most Tech Geeks are addicted to Cellphones, they really can’t live without it! And if the person keeps on checking their Mobile Phone often then he/she is a Tech Lover, not sure about Geek though! (The chances are high if the person is using a Smart Phone and doing some troubleshooting with it)

2- The Dress code – Tech Geeks always want to be comfortable and 70% of them prefer wearing T-shirts and Jeans. If you are in a Cafe its okay, but suppose you are in a 5-star restaurant and you see a Guy wearing Jeans and a loose T-shirts; 50% chances that he is a Tech Geek.

3- The Back Pack – In general, Tech Freaks love gadgets and they always carry some expensive ones where ever they go. Hence, a Back pack is always seen on their shoulders. This characteristic gives a 75% win-win chance.

4- The Attitude – Most Tech Freaks don’t care about the world, they just mind their own business! Its the carefree attitude towards others but a very careful attitude towards the gadgets which make them different from the crowd.

5- The GadgetsGadgets are bound to be surrounded by Tech Geeks and if the person you are trying to assess has an iPad, Galaxy Tab or any other cool Gadget, the changes are nearly 95% that he/she is a Tech Geek.

6- The Physique – Rarely you will find a Tech Geek having Arnold like physique. Geeks are either skinny or very healthy types (can be the fatso type) Totally fit geeks are hard to find!

7- The Face – Most Geeks have a blank expression on their face 90% of the times. Normal day-to-day talks may not seem interesting to them but you can note the excitement on their face when discussing about the latest technology.

8- The Talks – They would appear confused when talking about intense topics like romance. But their talks about Technology and Science make total sense as their concepts are pretty clear! They tend to crack more of technical jokes.

9- Their Table – Pay close attention to the food that is on the table and also the table! Is he/she reading the Latest updates on his Mobile Devices while having food? Is he eating the food systematically but comfortably? If you say yes, you know the answer!

10- The Fingers – All the serious Tech Freaks in the world hate to wear Rings in their fingers. It disturbs them while typing or simply irritates them. Tech Geeks do not have a lot of rings in their fingers but it cannot really be used an a sole characteristic to identify them. (It can be used with other points mentioned above)

So, the next time you observe these 10 attributes in anyone and identify a Tech Geek, don’t forget to interact. You may be talking to the next Mark Zuckerberg!

  • http://www.razzil.com Razzil

    Very Nice article, I think i have all characteristics accept T-Shirt as due to my long height i prefer shirt. :)

  • http://anewtab.com aswin

    Laughed like anything
    Good one

  • http://bligbook.com Bligbook

    Nice tips….very much useful to identify people…

  • http://www.harneetbhalla.com/ Harneet Singh

    Great Points. I totally agree with you. Back Pack is a common found among tech geeks.
    Keep it up :)

  • http://www.almostlikeeverything.com PR@ AlmostLikeEverything!

    Awesome Article, crafted very Nicely, All the Points are valid!

  • http://tech2hack.co.cc/ Ankit Saini

    Great article with great thinking but it is true..

  • http://www.cyberdesignz.com jasson@ web design company

    Yes i agree that the attitude of tech geek is some times very strange. One cannot guess what is in his mind.

  • http://www.redbeam.com/ Rebeccah @ barcode software

    Wow, nice lists! It makes me to smile while reading it but I agree with your lists. It is very specific and it describes the actual character of a Tech Geek person. I know that we can really identify them because we have the same world.

  • http://www.itech7.com Nilesh

    Some points don’t match my characteristics:
    I’m not a gadget junkie
    I don’t wear t-shirt + jeans, but I’m always seen with t-shirt + trousers, or sometimes shirt.
    I don’t always carry a backpack.
    I have two simple phones: nokia 2626 and samsung c170.

    :D :)

  • daniel

    You made the comment about seeing them with an ipad.

    Apple makes tech for non tech people.

    You’ll never see a true tech geek with anything Apple anywhere near them.

    An Apple owner claiming to be a tech geek is someone to stay away from, their like the guy with the slick looking skateboard and expensive pads, but can’t do a simple kick flip.

    Be careful out their, alot of posers, and you need to be able to tell them apart, thankfully we have Apple to make that easy for us.

  • http://www.techfreakstuff.com Rohit Sane

    @Daniel: I like your way of looking at this. I do agree with you to some extent.

  • http://www.computerplanet.co.uk/systems/gaming Geoff

    Most geeks do look a bit nerdy too, it’s normally the first giveaway! Heh

  • http://pcmastero.blogspot.com amit sharma

    totally agreed..every point matches my character..great observations..

  • Conrad

    I crack technical jokes on a basis and on a basis ppl don’t understand me. I hate having to break down a simplistic technical joke. I’ll attach three individual jokes toghther with internet humor, geek wittiness and make some math or physics but that may be to much. Only like 7 of my friends out of hundreds understand me. But yeah most of those relate except I know about romance…got a girl.

  • http://www.geeksmodo.com/ Sakya

    That was funny, geeks are geeks and it does not need any pin pointing. but dude your techniques are cool …damn where do i stand ?geek or not?

  • Mark Mile

    I think I have all those characteristics and there is one more thing they don’t like showing up their gadgets.

    Thanks for the tips.