Research from the Pew Research Center found that millennials (those aged 18 to 34 years old) have much more negative views about themselves than other any other generation.
59% of millennials described themselves as self-absorbed, 49% as wasteful and 43% as greedy.
Conversely, baby boomers overwhelmingly described themselves as hardworking, responsible and patriotic, at 83%, 78% and 73% respectively.
Interestingly, the majority of millennials don’t want to be seen as millennials, with more than half saying they didn’t consider themselves part of that generation. 33% considered themselves to be a part of Generation X.
The older the group, the more likely they were to see themselves in a positive light. The study says that millennials “stand out in their willingness to ascribe negative stereotypes to their own generation.