Culture The Clichés And Stereotypes About Millennials That Annoy Them The Most  

Hugh Landman
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List Rules Vote up the stereotypes that just need to die a slow painful death already.

No one likes to be stereotyped, let alone grouped in with an entire generation, and there is something particularly annoying about the cliches assigned to millennials. Older generations seem fixated on the idea that young people are ruining everything, but the most annoying millennial stereotypes are the ones that actually apply to every generation or are just straight lies. The worst stereotypes about millennials put into perspective just how much people like having someone to blame.

These ideas are at best baseless, and at worst lazy justifications for older generations who refuse to face the fact that the society they have created barely functions on an economic or social justice level. In fact, rather than being the generation that is ruining the country, millennials are often just trying to function in it.

Meanwhile, Baby Boomers won't retire from jobs they are old enough to ride into the sunset from and then blame millennials for being jobless, broke, or "unloyal" as they flit from one bad paying job to the next. But of course that's not all millennials have done. From their supposed social media addictions to their epic ruination of the world as we know it, here's all the stereotypes about millennials that are endlessly annoying.

If you're sick of these stereotypes, check out some current TV shows about millennials that portray the experience more accurately. 

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1
2,035 504
They Love Their Smartphones

2
1,680 430
They Are Obsessed With Technology

3
2,299 631
They Are Overly Sensitive And Politically Correct

4
1,929 525
They Believe Their Degrees Entitle Them To Fair Pay

5
2,004 579
They Don't Like Criticism

6
1,628 454
Social Media Has Made Them Egotistical

7
1,745 566
They Have Dumbed Down Vocabularies And Speak In Emoji

8
1,439 466
They Have Poor Communication Skills And Only Ever Text Or Email

9
2,012 701
They Have Lived "Easier" Lives Than Past Generations

10
2,162 764
They Are Entitled Brats Who Don't Work Hard

11
1,820 634
They Want Trophies For Participation

12
1,843 668
They Have Had Everything Handed To Them

13
1,443 512
They Have No Job Loyalty

14
1,655 601
They Have No Respect For Older Generations

15
1,291 485
They Live At Home With Their Parents

16
1,159 434
They Are Overly Naive

17
1,283 497
Millennials Fail At Adulting

18
1,231 485
They Are Shameless Narcissists

19
712 256
They Don't Value Hard Work

20
702 254
They Don't Respect Authority

21
1,177 480
They Don't Read Paper Books

22
1,363 574
They Don't Follow Directions At Work

23
1,153 490
They Are Fiscally Irresponsible

24
1,026 434
They Studied Worthless Subjects In College

25
610 238
They Care More About Their Pets Than People

26
1,022 493
They Voted For Bernie Sanders Thinking They'd Get Free Stuff

27
559 250
They Only Care About Impressing People Online

28
896 448
They Don't Know Any Pop-Culture From Before Their Generation

29
977 497
Millennials Are Not Patriotic

30
865 444
They Are Promiscuous And Don't Like Marriage

31
801 427
As Far As Consumerism Goes, They Kill Everything

32
505 261
They're Late For Everything

33
476 245
They Don't Understand The Purpose Of Investing

34
481 255
They'll Never Use Their College Degrees

35
480 281
They're Not Empathetic

36
426 359
They're All Obsessed With Avocado Toast

37
393 388
They Can't Be Trusted With Young Children