a person who usually does things differently from the majority of people, not for the sake of being different and special, but because they prefer to do so.
As a nonconformist, Alex doesn't care if a band is bashed my many people, he still listens to them and admits that because he likes their music.
by goosebumpbb August 23, 2010
A nonconformist is a person who does not conform to the trends of the average person. A true nonconformist does what they want to do and not what other people want them to do.
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.
At a party where the majority of people are drinking:
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.
by Conda May 26, 2006
Contrary to popular belief, there IS such a thing as a nonconformist. However, they ARE rare. True nonconformists conform to their OWN ideas (which, in reality is not conforming at all). Sinse they only conform to themselves, they come in all different forms, depending on what type of person they are. In short, a nonconformist is a totally honest and transparent person who says what they think does what they want.
Lisa is so open and honest! She's a true nonconformist.
by anna_banana897 June 4, 2005
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.
Some personalities that exhibit a nonconformist:
(Enneagram Personality type) Eights with Seven wing: maverick
by a non-conformist May 1, 2006
something alot of people claim nonexistant to the contrairy however it does exist. it has nothing to do with clothes or music. a nonconformist will listen to music they like regardless of the fan base. theyll wear cloths THEY like which could be pajamas or hollister, who cares its what they want for there own reasons. emo is NOT nonconformity nor is gangster. punk is a label that spawned from nonconformity but is not it itself. nonconformity is NOT someone who wears cloths or music that specificly draws attention to there differences, thats just rebellion.
kid 1:that emo kids wearing a naruto shirt. he wants to be just another conforming fanboy.
kid 2:that or he likes Naruto, who knows?
nonconformist are tipically smarter than your average joe.
by tripfire August 19, 2008
One who does not follow the norms of their overall society or culture.
The irony of one who claims to be a nonconformist is that they do conform to their society or culture to some extent. For example, unless he or she made up a language only he or she knows, he or she do share the same language with others in his or her culture or society, and therefore he or she is a conformist in that respect.
If one to were to learn a bit about modern psychology, he or she would discover that nonconformists are almost nonexistent.
Lindsay: Think for yourself.
Elise: I won't follow your advice. I won't "think for myself." I am a nonconformist.
by Commonsense September 5, 2012
In reality, this is someone who does what they want to in life and doesn't do things just because of others. They are influenced by society but do not follow it. The Common misconseption is that you're only a nonconformist if you conform to being a nonconformist, but theyre just the people who fucked it all up and are the real conformists. The topic is quite contradictory.
"Nonconformist": You're such a conformist bitch for not liking all the same things we do.
by king_wallace February 1, 2006