Geeks Versus Hipsters

I don’t know about you, but I have heard one too many people say they’re geeks of some sort, but I have not heard a single individual claim to be a hipster. If you think about it, proclaiming that you are a hipster – or a geek for that matter – can be enough to contradict the label. I could be wrong, but that’s how I see it.

No matter what my opinion on the issue may be, it seems that there is a battle going on between geeks and hipsters. I guess I have been out of the loop for a while as I was totally not aware of this until I came across this infographic, created by Become Career, pitting geeks and hipsters against each other.

So, geeks versus hipsters it is. What is a geek? What is a hipster?

The geeks versus hipsters infographic gives the following definitions.


“Geeks are obsessive and their love is genuine. Geeks love their franchises not because of how ironically fashionable they are, but because of the subjective impression the left on the individual.

A geek’s love is genuine while a hipster’s is trendy.”


“Hipsters are dismissive. They sort through a detritus of pop culture, appropriate what they find appealing in its quirkiness, cultivating an aesthetic that considers all but allows surprisingly little. They are ironic and thrive in their vintage lifestyles.

Because of hipsters, the geek culture is returning to the mainstream but for different reasons.”

After reading that, who would want to say he or she is a hipster???

Don’t know yet if you’re a geek or a hipster? Read the full infographic below, and discover interests, fashion, music, movies, and stats.

Geek Versus Hipster

To be honest, I got a little confused after going through the infographic. Maybe I am a little of both, maybe neither. What label do you fall under? No need to answer. ;)

Via BecomeCareer

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