1. to act in accord with the prevailing standards, attitudes, practices, etc., of society or a group: One has to conform in order to succeed in this company.
2. to be or become similar in form, nature, or character.
A nonconformist, you would think, is the exact opposite of that definition. That would be implied by the prefix "non".
A nonconformist would not act like a certain group. They would not conform to a certain society. They would just be themselves.
It is impossible to be a non conformist. Notice how people who claim to be nonconformists tend to be humans? Well, if they are, then they are conforming to be human. Therefore, rendering it impossible that they are a nonconformist. That is destroying the definition on a technical level, now comes where it is challenged on a lower level.
It has also occurred to me that whenever I see somebody call themselves a nonconformist, they seem to have an "emo-ish" appearance. Now dont get me wrong, im not saying that this is a problem that they look this way. But it does seem odd that they are saying that they are not conforming to anything when they are obviously part of a group. See the problem here?
The point is. The word nonconformist is stupid. It should not be used to describe a person. It just does not make sense.
Gerrit: Er... not really. Why did you get that?
Emo Boy: Cause shes a non-conformist. Unlike you!!!
Wanna Be Non Conformist-Ew you're such a conformist everyone has those shoes, I made my own shoes because noone has them you're such a follower.
Non-Conformist-If I like them isn't that all that matters, I mean isn't that what being a non-cofformist is all about doing what you wanna do? If I listen to you and don't buy them won't I be conforming to what your idea of a non-conformist is?
This is not to be confused with an anticonformist, which is a person who does the opposite of what the typical person does.
Anticonformists often call themselfs nonconformists, because they dont know any better.
The conformist would drink till he/she can't drink no more.
The anticonformist would not drink a drop.
The nonconformist would drink as much as he/she feels like drinking.
Preps can also be non conformists because they don't give a shit what other people think, they will live their life and they don't care who tries to make fun of them.
If you give that a thumb down just because you think ohh preps are conformists, well then sorry to say you are a conformist! lol
conformist: this coffee is so good
stan: i don't like coffee
conformist: psh you cant be a non-conformist if you don't drink coffee!
Ironically, there is a sub-set of conformism where people will start wearing all black, get a couple piercings, and start listening to goth music while telling people they are "non-conformists." These people are really, really annoying.
To noncomfort is to completely ignore the society norms and its pressures on you.
The image that some people call "non-comfortist" is just an image that they want to portray themselves are independent and not needing of society and it's rules and regulations to functions as a being. It's because of the individualistic nature of this society that many people wish to portray themselves as such. And it's something you don't decide. You are born a nonconformist. It's not that you purposely go against the norms. It's that you fail to recognize the importance rules, structures and social norms and this naturally makes an above average level of uniqueness to you. Given the lack of this pressure to conform to sociality you given much more freedom to think and act and do. Your acts, thoughts, and ideas may appear absurd to others. Nonconformist tend to either be leaders or loners and mavericks. They are often too new and innovative for their own times. What they hate most is bureaucracy, and way too often when given a position of power they will throwaway the normal routines and traditions of the office. Free-flowing, creative, and intensely independent and individualistic; Born to pave their on path in life and refuse to accept somebody else's; Always Changing; Never Stopping; Trend Setting; with an inability to follow the establish rules and procedures even the ones they set themselves.
Their Greatest Strengths: Being new, innovative, and trailblazing; Filled with a lot of creativity, vision, and loads of leadership skills.
Their Greatest Weakness: A failure to keep the support and constancy of others.
(Enneagram Personality type) Eights with Seven wing: maverick
A nonconformist is NOT a goth, and is nothing like it. Goths are conformists, as they are conforming to being goths. There are no 'group considered nonconformists' because that doesn't make sense. A nonconformist is simply someone who doesn't like the social groups he lives around, so chooses to stay out of it. These people will normally be wearing random articles of clothing, sometimes or often provocative that wouldn't actually put someone into a 'group'.