If asked to describe the entire persona of the quintessential IT or software engineer professional in three words, it would definitely be – Stressed, depressed yet well dressed. Since the big IT boom in the early 2000s, we have seen the steady rise and growth of this classic community of IT professional covering almost all the tier I and II cities of India. This is a unique breed of technological experts who are responsible for automating all the aspects of our lives.

But while living in this IT world dealing with projects, meetings, presentations, testing, deliverables, etc, all the time these people have developed their own distinctive qualities and habits. It’s a wonder they still speak in languages conceivable to human ears as they deal with a horde of their own mysterious secret languages like Java, C#, ABAP and what not.

For an outsider, some of their habits may seem funny. But if one thinks of them, one can realize the amount of hard work, dedication and focus these people give to their jobs.

Below are some of the funniest traits of the IT professionals which make them the wackiest race we have ever seen.

1. They look at the bottom right corner of the television to check the time.


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2. Intel (R) Core TM i5 – 3230M CPU @ 3.6 GHZ  RAM 32 GB is more attractive than 34-26-36. If you know what I mean !


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3. They ask for the phone’s “access code” while dialling a landline STD number.


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4. They own electronic toothbrush, shaver, health wrist band, PS3, xbox but hardly use it.

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5. The phone call with wife ends with “Let me know in case of any concerns.”


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6. “Deliveries” are within six months. Sometimes even within weeks.


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7. They press “ctrl+alt+del” to unlock the home computer.


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8. From brushing teeth till eating dinner – everything are “Action items”.


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9. “Onsite” is more important than “24 carat diamond”.


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10. There is a “Go Live” date for a new movie and not the “Release Date”.


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11. They send meeting invite while sending wedding invitation.


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12. A day spent without internet is the worst nightmare.


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13. For them “Production” has nothing to do with goods or things.


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14. They live in a perennial fear of a crash – code crash, not a plane crash.


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