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
1,855 464
They Love Their Smartphones

2
1,513 387
They Are Obsessed With Technology

3
2,085 576
They Are Overly Sensitive And Politically Correct

4
1,745 487
They Believe Their Degrees Entitle Them To Fair Pay

5
1,848 522
They Don't Like Criticism

6
1,479 402
Social Media Has Made Them Egotistical

7
1,577 509
They Have Dumbed Down Vocabularies And Speak In Emoji

8
1,858 632
They Have Lived "Easier" Lives Than Past Generations

9
1,993 698
They Are Entitled Brats Who Don't Work Hard

10
1,281 419
They Have Poor Communication Skills And Only Ever Text Or Email

11
1,676 575
They Want Trophies For Participation

12
1,710 611
They Have Had Everything Handed To Them

13
1,525 548
They Have No Respect For Older Generations

14
1,319 466
They Have No Job Loyalty

15
1,057 389
They Are Overly Naive

16
1,174 443
They Live At Home With Their Parents

17
1,182 450
Millennials Fail At Adulting

18
1,128 444
They Are Shameless Narcissists

19
599 208
They Don't Respect Authority

20
1,280 532
They Don't Follow Directions At Work

21
1,090 442
They Don't Read Paper Books

22
608 216
They Don't Value Hard Work

23
1,077 447
They Are Fiscally Irresponsible

24
938 392
They Studied Worthless Subjects In College

25
534 206
They Care More About Their Pets Than People

26
943 448
They Voted For Bernie Sanders Thinking They'd Get Free Stuff

27
488 215
They Only Care About Impressing People Online

28
912 458
Millennials Are Not Patriotic

29
830 418
They Don't Know Any Pop-Culture From Before Their Generation

30
802 411
They Are Promiscuous And Don't Like Marriage

31
747 397
As Far As Consumerism Goes, They Kill Everything

32
431 214
They Don't Understand The Purpose Of Investing

33
446 234
They're Late For Everything

34
423 231
They'll Never Use Their College Degrees

35
431 247
They're Not Empathetic

36
379 317
They're All Obsessed With Avocado Toast

37
351 339
They Can't Be Trusted With Young Children