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
1,990 494
They Love Their Smartphones

2
1,644 417
They Are Obsessed With Technology

3
2,246 617
They Are Overly Sensitive And Politically Correct

4
1,891 513
They Believe Their Degrees Entitle Them To Fair Pay

5
1,968 564
They Don't Like Criticism

6
1,590 443
Social Media Has Made Them Egotistical

7
1,704 554
They Have Dumbed Down Vocabularies And Speak In Emoji

8
1,404 453
They Have Poor Communication Skills And Only Ever Text Or Email

9
1,975 686
They Have Lived "Easier" Lives Than Past Generations

10
2,121 751
They Are Entitled Brats Who Don't Work Hard

11
1,785 619
They Want Trophies For Participation

12
1,809 655
They Have Had Everything Handed To Them

13
1,409 502
They Have No Job Loyalty

14
1,622 591
They Have No Respect For Older Generations

15
1,265 472
They Live At Home With Their Parents

16
1,137 422
They Are Overly Naive

17
1,258 490
Millennials Fail At Adulting

18
1,205 478
They Are Shameless Narcissists

19
685 247
They Don't Value Hard Work

20
677 244
They Don't Respect Authority

21
1,153 471
They Don't Read Paper Books

22
1,344 564
They Don't Follow Directions At Work

23
1,132 479
They Are Fiscally Irresponsible

24
1,007 421
They Studied Worthless Subjects In College

25
590 230
They Care More About Their Pets Than People

26
1,005 482
They Voted For Bernie Sanders Thinking They'd Get Free Stuff

27
541 240
They Only Care About Impressing People Online

28
962 487
Millennials Are Not Patriotic

29
878 440
They Don't Know Any Pop-Culture From Before Their Generation

30
849 436
They Are Promiscuous And Don't Like Marriage

31
785 420
As Far As Consumerism Goes, They Kill Everything

32
466 234
They Don't Understand The Purpose Of Investing

33
488 254
They're Late For Everything

34
466 248
They'll Never Use Their College Degrees

35
465 273
They're Not Empathetic

36
414 346
They're All Obsessed With Avocado Toast

37
381 376
They Can't Be Trusted With Young Children