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
2,057 509
They Love Their Smartphones

2
1,695 437
They Are Obsessed With Technology

3
2,328 638
They Are Overly Sensitive And Politically Correct

4
1,948 528
They Believe Their Degrees Entitle Them To Fair Pay

5
1,643 458
Social Media Has Made Them Egotistical

6
2,016 585
They Don't Like Criticism

7
1,760 572
They Have Dumbed Down Vocabularies And Speak In Emoji

8
1,454 471
They Have Poor Communication Skills And Only Ever Text Or Email

9
2,028 706
They Have Lived "Easier" Lives Than Past Generations

10
2,177 770
They Are Entitled Brats Who Don't Work Hard

11
1,836 637
They Want Trophies For Participation

12
1,857 674
They Have Had Everything Handed To Them

13
1,455 518
They Have No Job Loyalty

14
1,669 607
They Have No Respect For Older Generations

15
1,300 492
They Live At Home With Their Parents

16
1,166 440
They Are Overly Naive

17
1,293 502
Millennials Fail At Adulting

18
1,239 491
They Are Shameless Narcissists

19
713 258
They Don't Respect Authority

20
718 262
They Don't Value Hard Work

21
1,185 486
They Don't Read Paper Books

22
1,371 578
They Don't Follow Directions At Work

23
1,159 496
They Are Fiscally Irresponsible

24
1,035 440
They Studied Worthless Subjects In College

25
617 242
They Care More About Their Pets Than People

26
1,029 498
They Voted For Bernie Sanders Thinking They'd Get Free Stuff

27
566 254
They Only Care About Impressing People Online

28
905 451
They Don't Know Any Pop-Culture From Before Their Generation

29
983 500
Millennials Are Not Patriotic

30
872 446
They Are Promiscuous And Don't Like Marriage

31
809 428
As Far As Consumerism Goes, They Kill Everything

32
510 263
They're Late For Everything

33
480 248
They Don't Understand The Purpose Of Investing

34
487 257
They'll Never Use Their College Degrees

35
485 284
They're Not Empathetic

36
432 362
They're All Obsessed With Avocado Toast

37
398 391
They Can't Be Trusted With Young Children