Millennials Don’t Think Highly Of Millennials

They think they’re self-absorbed, greedy and wasteful, according to a new study

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.

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