Beatnik individuals can stand out from the rest because of their personality.
Beatnik individuals tend to be highly intuitive, and they are more interested in the abstract meaning of external world due to their sensitive perception. Beatniks also seem to be relatively free from prejudices and conventionalisms, so they are not especially interested in their fellowmen or any other think about them. They have little respect for traditions and established rules, and for the authority related to their activity field, they prefer to trust their judgement. In general, they are more conscious of themselves and more opened to emotion and intuition than others.
Among people with a beatnik personality, you can distinguish, broadly, two main groups: artists and scientists. The main characteristics are the same in both, but, in general, artists are more inclined to express their disagreement both in their private life and their professional life.
Between beatniks, genius is confused and related, very often, with craziness; in this category, you will find us.