IT personality types: 8 profiles in geekdom

A rogues gallery of the oddballs who populate the wonderful world of IT

By Dan Tynan, InfoWorld |  IT Management, geek culture, geekdom

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Consider this your field guide to the flora and fauna of your work life: the eight classic personality types you'll find in virtually any reasonably sized IT department. We're not sure what it is about technology that draws certain types of people while repelling others. Maybe it's all those electrons spinning through millions of miles of circuitry; maybe it's just the lack of sunlight and human interaction. We bet many of these personality types -- if not all -- reside in a nearby cubicle at this very moment.

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