The very name they choose exposes who they are... well kinda.
They tend to believe in theories as fact like any other Cult group. We see them making statements about videos and documents such as "100% proof positive" when it comes to propaganda. They have special ambiguous insider names for criminals such as: Illuminati, or NWO.
They set up leaders for themselves for them to parrot and bring more followers to. They try to pass themselves off as enlightened beings while everyone else are "sheeple" to them. They will gobble up nonsense in an effort to seem more spiritually aware than their peers.
They need their conspiracy theorist gear to show their lack of shame. They have such faith in their beliefs that were passed down to them that they won't listen to your arguments and will try to appeal to your emotions like good Mormon Missionaries.
They want to choose for you who to vote for and support in politics. They align with the candidate that best suits their theories ignoring and blindly attacking anything negative about the politician.
They hold rallies and protests that mimick tent meetings. Their leaders don megaphones and dark sunglasses to hide their tells. They chant, or sing in harmonious repetition. They want to be heard but don't want to listen. They antagonize their opponents with Cult like fervor. They are the chosen herd, and all others are lost.
They're afraid of symbols. Businesses are demonized if their logo bears any resemblance to a pentagram, hexagram, nautilus, shell, hand, eye, triangle, pyramid, etc. They're like Jehovah Witnesses who are afraid of cross's and Christian literature.
They get disgusted with their family and friends who don't join their cult. It doesn't matter that they constantly use words that they don't even understand or can't accurately define themselves like; illuminati, amen, or satanic.
After all they're emotionally charged and doing the will of their leader who's making big bucks (and deserves every million) off of their recruiting efforts. Many alienate themselves from loved ones in an effort to avoid sound reason.
How can we be different? Learning the Rules of Disinformation is a good start. Don't just learn them... look for their use in any debate. They empower people to better discern for themselves.