There’s every other normal person in life, and there are tech bros. Such is the difference between our species. Nonetheless, it’s not hard to pick out a tech bro from the crowd if you know what to look out for.

1. Turtleneck.

Every tech bro has at least 3 different shades of black turtlenecks. It’s part of their uniform.

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2. Chelsea boots.

Once you see this, just know that this is a tech bro.

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3. Laptop bag.

This is also part of the uniform.

4. Afro/dreadlocks/dyed hair.

As most of them are going through pre-midlife crises, they suddenly decide that a non-conventional hairstyle is what has been missing from their lives so they try to fill this void with hair. Unfortunately, most of them don’t have the hairline capacity for this.

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5. Laptop covered with stickers.

The only thing more important than having a head of unexplainable hair is making sure everyone knows you’re a tech bro.

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6. Headphones.

Accompanying the overburdened laptop is often a headphone that’s probably too large for the tech bro.

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7. Preaching on Twitter.

Tech Bros always have something to say about everything, so it’s not strange to find a tech bro spinning long Twitter threads about god-knows-what.

8. Lives in Gbagada/Yaba/Surulere

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8. Probably drives a Corolla.

It is easy to confuse them with GTBank boys but that’s expected.

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9. Sweatpants.

Is he really a tech bro if he doesn’t own several pairs of sweatpants?

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10. Piercings.

Your average tech bro wears a earring. Or plans on getting a piercing.

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11. Painted nails.

If his nails are painted, he is a tech bro.

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