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What is an Extreme Maverick?

What is an Extreme Maverick? – © Judith Germain 2018

What is an Extreme Maverick? An Extreme Maverick is much more than a toxic person. They have the same Maverick Attributes as a Socialised Maverick, however, instead of using them for the greater good, they use them solely for their own self interest. If this has a negative consequence for someone they will just shrug this off; especially if the person who is upset has no utility for them.

This type of maverick is usually male extroverts who have an extremely manipulative, albeit charming nature. Extreme Mavericks have a large circle of friends and are members of impressive social and business networks. The fact that they are well connected often means they are able to draw influence and people towards them.

They are not expansive with their network, however, they will only share their network if they can reap some gain from it. Their goal isn’t to ‘buy’ financial gain with this exchange, it is to improve their position. extreme Mavericks are rarely altruistic.

Extreme Mavericks have a high degree of self-interest and demands personal loyalty from those that are around them. They can be exceptionally loyal to those around them (whilst that person has utility for them). The maverick’s loyalty can mean that they let emotion override objectivity in their desire to defend or protect a friend. Conversely, they will ‘drop’ their friend if sticking by them means the maverick loses something that they want (for example reputation, influence etc).

Extreme Mavericks will not do ‘what is right’, they will only do what is ‘right for them’. They have no problems with ‘punishing’ people for the smallest infraction.

They are experts in their field and are motivated to achieve success at the highest levels. This means that they will take excessive risks and breaks rules to achieve.

Extreme mavericks believe in brutal honesty and have a reputation of achieving despite the odds.

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Judith Germainhttps://www.maverickparadox.co.uk
Judith Germain is the Founder and Editor of The Maverick Paradox and has been defining Mavericks as wilfully independent people since 2005. She equips Maverick Leaders to change the world we work in. Maverick Leaders can be found running their own business or working within their own. Whilst not everyone has a Maverick personality, you can learn how to be an effective Maverick Leader. This is why Judith enjoys working with mavericks and helping organisations develop their leadership cadre. She believes that life is a wonderful game and maverick behaviour when harnessed has the power to change the world into a better place. She is the Author of The Maverick Paradox: The Secret Power Behind Successful Leaders and the podcast host of The Maverick Paradox Podcast. To find out more about mavericks head over to maverickparadox.com. To learn more about mavericks at work (and her services) head over to maverickparadox.co.uk Judith is a consultant, trainer, mentor, author and speaker. Click the contact us button to find out more.


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