Snort. It's not always that way. Maybe in any Silicon Valley workplace loaded with semi-adolescent/self-absorbed/hipster geeks and PHBs (I've been there)- but there is actually a subset of the geek population that is quiet, thoughtful, polite, reasonably socially adept, extremely smart, and devoted to the mission over their own personal gain. For optimal results, add good management that recognizes the value of an employee that is a team player and not a prima donna that needs to be "tamed".
It's about being professional.