No One Identifies as Conventional Minded

Considering there actually are conventional-minded people and independent-minded people in the world, no one considers themselves as conventional-minded. It’s more favorable to think of oneself as independent-minded, perhaps due to the way we value individualism. In Paul Graham’s essay How to think for yourself, he provides an example of this with conspiracy theorists. On their surface they reject some commonly held belief, but the strength of their conviction reveals their conventional-mindedness just within subset of society (not to mention how conspiracy theories tend to be planted by others for political gain).