Millennials are often the subject of stereotypes, but what do younger generations really think of them? In this listicle, we’ll explore some of the stereotypes that younger generations have about millennials.
Not Progressive Enough
Some younger generations believe that millennials are not progressive enough, but millennials argue that they have been fighting for social justice for years. However one millennial said, “I’ve heard a lot that we’re not progressive enough. We’re pretty progressive and while zoomers seemed checked in on sex/gender issues and race issues, they also (in general, of course not all) seem super sexist.”
Weird Taste in Memes
“I’ve heard from my Gen Z coworkers that they think millennials use the laughing emoji a lot, that we have weird taste in memes and are stuck in the “old days” of the internet”
Millennials are often criticized for having a weird taste in memes, with younger generations finding them outdated and uncool. However, millennials argue that they are still funny and relevant, and that younger generations will eventually come around to their way of thinking.
Overuse of “LOL”
“I’ve heard that the use of “lol”, especially the overuse of it, is a Millennial thing, and I definitely feel called out by that. It took all that I had not to end my previous sentence with “lol”, btw.”
Millennials are known for their love of the acronym “LOL,” which stands for “laugh out loud.” Younger generations find this overuse of the term annoying, but millennials argue that it’s just a habit that they’ve picked up over the years.
Obsessed with the 90s
Millennials are often accused of being obsessed with the 90s, with younger generations finding this fixation on the past strange. However, millennials argue that the 90s were a great time and that they are just nostalgic for that era.
Likes Avocado Toast and Coffee
“Likes avocado toast, drinks a lot of coffee, obsessed with their pets, lazy, uses laughing emoji a lot”
Less Aggravating Than Boomers
Some younger generations believe that millennials are less aggravating than boomers, who are often seen as out of touch and behind the times.
Depressed and Worn Down
Millennials are often accused of being depressed and worn down.
Use of Pinterest and Skinny Jeans
Millennials are often associated with their love of Pinterest, side parts and skinny jeans. Nowadays, the Gen Z style is baggy pants and middle parts, kind of like the style in the late 90’s.
Complacent and Sell Outs
“Mainly heard that we are the new Gen X. Where we were more active in social justice and progressing civil rights when we were younger, but sold out to capitalism for comforts of living. That we’ve become complacent and traded our morals/ethics for money in our adulthood.”
The “Millennial Pause”
The “Millennial Pause” is a stereotype that refers to the brief pause that millennials often take before starting to talk in vlogs or videos. Younger generations find this strange, but millennials argue that it’s just a habit that they’ve picked up from using older webcam software that had a delay before recording.
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