Given that everyone agrees the term "Randroid" is silly and is used by Rand-haters indiscriminately, I still think that HarPea's question has a nub of genuineness worth answering. If I may be so presumptuous as to rephrase your question: How do you tell whether a person follows Rand's ideas (or anyone else's for that matter) unthinkingly, or understands and accepts them first-handedly? Just ask them why they believe what they do. A true "Randroid," to the extent there is any validity to the term at all, could only answer that they believe it because she said it. If they have a reason, then you must deal with the truth/falsehood of the argument, regardless of who the first person to come up with the idea is.
answered Jan 21 '12 at 18:00
"Randroid" is a derogatory term used by haters of Objectivism, usually in an attempt to ridicule Objectivists or would-be Objectivists.
I realize the question probably wasn't meant in that tone, but I find it offensive nonetheless. I would certainly never use that term to describe someone -- which makes the question impossible for me to answer.
answered Jan 20 '12 at 03:59