The term millennials refers to the people born between the late 1980's and early 2000's. They are also referred to as Generation Y or the echo boomers. The latter is because they are the children of the baby boomers who are those who came before the Generation X. The millennials come after the Generation X and precede the Generation Z. So if you fit into this description like me, you're a millenial/echo boomer.
As far as traits are concerned, the most recent studies show that while the millennials are more confident and tolerant than the previous generations, they are also less narcissistic. The reason I used the term "most recent" is because the original study by Jean Teenage in 2006 actually stated that the millennials were more narcissistic than their predecessors. But in 2017, Psychologist Jeffrey Arnett of Clark University disputed it and showed that there was a decline in narcissism and not an increase. So if you're a millennials, chances are your parents were more narcissistic than you and in my personal experience, I believe it.
We also attach more importance to wealth than our predecessors, take part in political affairs more and do not have much desire to cling to a life philosophy. We are also less willing to keep our environment clean than the previous generations. But on the up side, because of the increased involvement in political affairs, more people are willing to take part in elections and actually vote.
Thats basically who the millennials are and it's a pretty good description of us in relation the other generations. I hope it helps
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Generation Y or Millenial is an expression used to by and large portray an individual who achieved adulthood in the mid 21st century and spreads the age of individuals conceived somewhere in the range of 1980 and 2000.
Regularly, analysts and different creators and productions utilize the expression to portray those with 1970s to mid 90s as birth years. Others utilize something like 2004 as the completion birth year. In the early utilization of the expression, it was utilized to depict just the individuals who might graduate secondary school in the year 2000.
There is no set age ranges for a generation, and this makes it difficult to make a refinement between what age gathering has a place with which, yet the normal time of a generation is commonly around 30 years.
It used to refer to a particular generation, but the media got so used to complaining about millennials, it started to mean "young people". Boomers forget that some millennials already have kids going to college. In return, young people started talking about "40-year-old boomers" ironically.
It's like how in the US, red became the color for Republicans and blue for Democrats. TV channels used to alternate the national colors on election result graphics, but they became fixed when the 2000 presidential election was controversial. Stereotypes are more powerful than logic.
The term 'hipster' is also lasting longer than you'd expect from such a fashion-related phenomenon.
I think the Zoomers or Generation Z don't have a strong identity yet because their culture is mostly a continuation of millennial culture, driven by being online all the time. Maybe a difference will show when they become politically active, because they have more reason to protest about economic uncertainty and inequality.