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
1,912 479
They Love Their Smartphones

2
1,568 404
They Are Obsessed With Technology

3
2,160 598
They Are Overly Sensitive And Politically Correct

4
1,816 500
They Believe Their Degrees Entitle Them To Fair Pay

5
1,903 541
They Don't Like Criticism

6
1,530 420
Social Media Has Made Them Egotistical

7
1,638 528
They Have Dumbed Down Vocabularies And Speak In Emoji

8
1,345 431
They Have Poor Communication Skills And Only Ever Text Or Email

9
1,918 653
They Have Lived "Easier" Lives Than Past Generations

10
2,055 718
They Are Entitled Brats Who Don't Work Hard

11
1,725 592
They Want Trophies For Participation

12
1,759 626
They Have Had Everything Handed To Them

13
1,574 564
They Have No Respect For Older Generations

14
1,360 480
They Have No Job Loyalty

15
1,209 456
They Live At Home With Their Parents

16
1,089 404
They Are Overly Naive

17
1,213 465
Millennials Fail At Adulting

18
1,160 456
They Are Shameless Narcissists

19
635 222
They Don't Respect Authority

20
1,310 547
They Don't Follow Directions At Work

21
1,114 455
They Don't Read Paper Books

22
637 229
They Don't Value Hard Work

23
1,099 460
They Are Fiscally Irresponsible

24
966 406
They Studied Worthless Subjects In College

25
557 220
They Care More About Their Pets Than People

26
974 464
They Voted For Bernie Sanders Thinking They'd Get Free Stuff

27
510 227
They Only Care About Impressing People Online

28
934 469
Millennials Are Not Patriotic

29
851 426
They Don't Know Any Pop-Culture From Before Their Generation

30
820 423
They Are Promiscuous And Don't Like Marriage

31
762 409
As Far As Consumerism Goes, They Kill Everything

32
444 225
They Don't Understand The Purpose Of Investing

33
466 243
They're Late For Everything

34
440 241
They'll Never Use Their College Degrees

35
445 259
They're Not Empathetic

36
391 332
They're All Obsessed With Avocado Toast

37
364 357
They Can't Be Trusted With Young Children