John is a maverick scientist who does things his own way because he hates to follow the crowd. The scientific community rejected him at first, feeling that such a maverick or independent individual has no place in a field that so heavily depends on sharing information and following specific scientific guidelines. John, however, has made some important discoveries while experimenting in his rather maverick or unusual ways, and because of that other scientists are willing to listen despite the fact that they do not agree with his approach to scientific research.
Quiz: How might one describe a maverick?
- She is strong-willed and does things her own way.
- He is highly interested in the sciences.
- He would never cross mass opinion.