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
1,906 478
They Love Their Smartphones

2
1,563 403
They Are Obsessed With Technology

3
2,157 594
They Are Overly Sensitive And Politically Correct

4
1,811 497
They Believe Their Degrees Entitle Them To Fair Pay

5
1,901 536
They Don't Like Criticism

6
1,529 415
Social Media Has Made Them Egotistical

7
1,634 524
They Have Dumbed Down Vocabularies And Speak In Emoji

8
1,341 427
They Have Poor Communication Skills And Only Ever Text Or Email

9
1,915 649
They Have Lived "Easier" Lives Than Past Generations

10
2,051 714
They Are Entitled Brats Who Don't Work Hard

11
1,722 588
They Want Trophies For Participation

12
1,757 621
They Have Had Everything Handed To Them

13
1,572 559
They Have No Respect For Older Generations

14
1,358 476
They Have No Job Loyalty

15
1,088 399
They Are Overly Naive

16
1,206 452
They Live At Home With Their Parents

17
1,212 460
Millennials Fail At Adulting

18
1,158 452
They Are Shameless Narcissists

19
633 218
They Don't Respect Authority

20
636 224
They Don't Value Hard Work

21
1,308 542
They Don't Follow Directions At Work

22
1,110 452
They Don't Read Paper Books

23
1,097 456
They Are Fiscally Irresponsible

24
963 402
They Studied Worthless Subjects In College

25
552 218
They Care More About Their Pets Than People

26
972 459
They Voted For Bernie Sanders Thinking They'd Get Free Stuff

27
509 223
They Only Care About Impressing People Online

28
933 466
Millennials Are Not Patriotic

29
849 422
They Don't Know Any Pop-Culture From Before Their Generation

30
817 421
They Are Promiscuous And Don't Like Marriage

31
761 406
As Far As Consumerism Goes, They Kill Everything

32
443 222
They Don't Understand The Purpose Of Investing

33
464 240
They're Late For Everything

34
438 239
They'll Never Use Their College Degrees

35
444 256
They're Not Empathetic

36
391 328
They're All Obsessed With Avocado Toast

37
362 354
They Can't Be Trusted With Young Children