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
1,852 462
They Love Their Smartphones

2
1,511 384
They Are Obsessed With Technology

3
2,079 575
They Are Overly Sensitive And Politically Correct

4
1,739 485
They Believe Their Degrees Entitle Them To Fair Pay

5
1,843 520
They Don't Like Criticism

6
1,476 400
Social Media Has Made Them Egotistical

7
1,574 509
They Have Dumbed Down Vocabularies And Speak In Emoji

8
1,855 631
They Have Lived "Easier" Lives Than Past Generations

9
1,278 418
They Have Poor Communication Skills And Only Ever Text Or Email

10
1,987 697
They Are Entitled Brats Who Don't Work Hard

11
1,671 574
They Want Trophies For Participation

12
1,705 610
They Have Had Everything Handed To Them

13
1,520 547
They Have No Respect For Older Generations

14
1,314 466
They Have No Job Loyalty

15
1,054 389
They Are Overly Naive

16
1,171 442
They Live At Home With Their Parents

17
1,180 449
Millennials Fail At Adulting

18
1,124 444
They Are Shameless Narcissists

19
1,276 531
They Don't Follow Directions At Work

20
595 208
They Don't Respect Authority

21
1,086 442
They Don't Read Paper Books

22
603 215
They Don't Value Hard Work

23
1,073 447
They Are Fiscally Irresponsible

24
935 392
They Studied Worthless Subjects In College

25
531 206
They Care More About Their Pets Than People

26
940 448
They Voted For Bernie Sanders Thinking They'd Get Free Stuff

27
486 215
They Only Care About Impressing People Online

28
910 458
Millennials Are Not Patriotic

29
828 418
They Don't Know Any Pop-Culture From Before Their Generation

30
800 411
They Are Promiscuous And Don't Like Marriage

31
745 397
As Far As Consumerism Goes, They Kill Everything

32
429 214
They Don't Understand The Purpose Of Investing

33
444 234
They're Late For Everything

34
421 231
They'll Never Use Their College Degrees

35
429 247
They're Not Empathetic

36
377 317
They're All Obsessed With Avocado Toast

37
349 339
They Can't Be Trusted With Young Children