Fill a room with Contrarians, and they won't even be able to agree on a definition of Contrarian. Crowds, in general, are wise. This is only true if there is robust, heated, and productive internal conversation. Then the extreme views cancel out each other's rough edges, bending only when compelling evidence is presented, and improve the general wisdom. Defending views at any cost is far more fragile than the strength you get from being open to being wrong. There lies the challenge for a Contrarian... being able to aggressively seek out feedback, listen deeply and honestly, and still be able to have the strength of conviction to act when everyone else disagrees.