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?
- They like to argue and consequently have few close friends.
- They are independent and want to do things their own way.
- They like to spend a lot of money to show others how much they have.