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
1,993 495
They Love Their Smartphones

2
1,646 418
They Are Obsessed With Technology

3
2,253 618
They Are Overly Sensitive And Politically Correct

4
1,892 514
They Believe Their Degrees Entitle Them To Fair Pay

5
1,972 564
They Don't Like Criticism

6
1,592 443
Social Media Has Made Them Egotistical

7
1,708 554
They Have Dumbed Down Vocabularies And Speak In Emoji

8
1,408 453
They Have Poor Communication Skills And Only Ever Text Or Email

9
1,978 687
They Have Lived "Easier" Lives Than Past Generations

10
1,788 619
They Want Trophies For Participation

11
2,124 753
They Are Entitled Brats Who Don't Work Hard

12
1,812 656
They Have Had Everything Handed To Them

13
1,625 591
They Have No Respect For Older Generations

14
1,411 503
They Have No Job Loyalty

15
1,266 472
They Live At Home With Their Parents

16
1,139 422
They Are Overly Naive

17
1,259 490
Millennials Fail At Adulting

18
1,207 478
They Are Shameless Narcissists

19
687 247
They Don't Value Hard Work

20
679 244
They Don't Respect Authority

21
1,155 471
They Don't Read Paper Books

22
1,345 564
They Don't Follow Directions At Work

23
1,134 479
They Are Fiscally Irresponsible

24
1,008 421
They Studied Worthless Subjects In College

25
592 231
They Care More About Their Pets Than People

26
1,007 482
They Voted For Bernie Sanders Thinking They'd Get Free Stuff

27
542 241
They Only Care About Impressing People Online

28
963 487
Millennials Are Not Patriotic

29
880 440
They Don't Know Any Pop-Culture From Before Their Generation

30
851 437
They Are Promiscuous And Don't Like Marriage

31
786 420
As Far As Consumerism Goes, They Kill Everything

32
467 235
They Don't Understand The Purpose Of Investing

33
490 254
They're Late For Everything

34
469 248
They'll Never Use Their College Degrees

35
467 273
They're Not Empathetic

36
415 347
They're All Obsessed With Avocado Toast

37
383 376
They Can't Be Trusted With Young Children