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The Clichés And Stereotypes About Millennials That Annoy Them The Most 

Hugh Landman
Updated March 30, 2018 94.4k votes 6.8k voters 102.8k views 37 items

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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They Love Their Smartphones
2
They Are Overly Sensitive And Politically Correct
3
They Believe Their Degrees Entitle Them To Fair Pay
4
They Are Obsessed With Technology
5
They Don't Like Criticism
6
Social Media Has Made Them Egotistical
7
They Have Lived "Easier" Lives Than Past Generations
8
They Have Dumbed Down Vocabularies And Speak In Emoji
9
They Are Entitled Brats Who Don't Work Hard
10
They Want Trophies For Participation
11
They Have Had Everything Handed To Them
12
They Have Poor Communication Skills And Only Ever Text Or Email
13
They Have No Respect For Older Generations
14
They Have No Job Loyalty
15
They Live At Home With Their Parents
16
Millennials Fail At Adulting
17
They Are Overly Naive
18
They Are Shameless Narcissists
19
They Don't Value Hard Work
20
They Don't Respect Authority
21
They Don't Read Paper Books
22
They Studied Worthless Subjects In College
23
They Don't Follow Directions At Work
24
They Are Fiscally Irresponsible
25
They Voted For Bernie Sanders Thinking They'd Get Free Stuff