Top 10 Bad Traits of Millennials

A millennial is someone born from 1980 thru 2000, like myself. Typically, people in their late teens and 20's and probably a significant portion of this site's readership.

I'm not here to bash millennials. I made another list about the 10 positive traits of millennials. But this list is where we can talk about the downsides and the things that our generation can work on. Whether we like it or not, reality is reality.

Now, this list is NOT A GENERALIZATION. These a traits that millennials on average have, but it does not mean all millennials have them or even most. For example, if 22% of Gen X'ers were ____ in their 20's and 30% of millennials are ____ in their 20's now, then that means that while not all millennials are ___, millennials are on average more ____.
The Top Ten
1 Are phone and internet zombies

Don't answer calls and don't listen to recorded messages. If (big IF) they call back, they'll make you repeat the message you just left for them.

Because they came around for YOU to punch us in the face.
Earlier generations didn't have them, so they didn't get hurt as badly, they would just forget about it but its on the internet all the time.

That's more of a Gen Z thing if you ask me, but it's not really that bad if you know how to limit your time and choose how you use your phone.

Millennials are hovering around their technology 24/7 and are often oblivious to the world around them.

2 Risk averse

As said in the positives, millennials are risk averse and that prevents them from snorting bags of heroin and such. But risk aversion is also paralyzing in that if we stay in our bubble constantly and never step out of it, we'll also miss out on good things.

If they confront an obstacle, they just ignore the challenge and go in another direction.

3 Less social

Or maybe its not phones its being introverted because of others being rude or just like being alone, and if writing letters is communication than texting is communication boomer.

Millennial confession - I'm planning to take week or maybe month breaks from the internet see if it will help me see if I will have less epilepsy.

Due to increased technology, we spend more time with our e-buddies than real life friends.

I pity their futures.

4 They won't do anything without a guarantee

It's true that you need to have a certain skepticism, one that stops you from staying a job in which the employer doesn't pay you for months on end. But it's also true that we don't like doing anything unless we know what we're going to get out of it. But that's bad. Lots of the best things are because of stuff we do that we're unsure of the results. By abstaining, we deprive ourselves opportunity to discover.

5 Lack persistence

When a problem arises, many millennials lack the work ethic to keep pushing onward.

6 They're broke with expensive tastes

I have two millennial kids, so I also coach and have experience with this age group. They speak too much before they think or do research. They do not listen to facts or experience because they know it all and are closed minded. They follow people who they believe is right, despite being wrong. This is based on "Majority" of millennials, not all.

Between our parents telling us as kids that the world is rich with opportunity and videos on instagram with jewelry, private boats, louie vuitton, etc., we thought there would be lots of wealth ahead. Until the recession happened.

It's a hype-fest.

7 Think they know how to run the world

I guess this is true with every generation.

We're all arrogant in youth.

Every younger generation lacks in wisdom.

Compromise is a vague concept.

8 Self-Entitlement

They seem highly entitled to give their opinion, advice or counsel, get what they want, be in control (even of parents), be the center of attention, and talk down to others, but... will not allow those same "rights" to others. They are easily offended if YOU give them advice, your opinion, counsel, stand up for yourself, and so on. This makes them appear very selfish.

The world owes them...not the other way around!

Sorry but the baby boomers raised us.

Yep, it's me, me and all about me!

9 Are (to some degree) missing out in their 20s

Since millennials are living with their parents longer, we have less freedom and autonomy to be young and free.

10 Lack empathy for others

Totally true. I just left a job where I worked with a group of millineal women who regularly threw older workers under the bus just because they could. They lacked empathy, and professionalism. It was like mean girl high school all over again. Millineals as a generation sadden and anger me with their cold, rude and insensitive behaviors

Stereotype. You are really the bullies. This list needs to be deleted. I did not grow up to be bullied after school on the internet.

Despite being injured in the car, I got very few calls after I was injured pretty badly.

Hate to be criticized, and yet feel no remorse when damaging others.

The Contenders
11 Are sheltered from reality

Baby boomers, a generation that got into hot water for being reckless, turned into helicopter parents who protect their kids. Plus, the whole self esteem movement and such. We're shielded from many dangers. In some ways that's good (for example, we take bullying more seriously). At the same time, we face learned helplessness if done too much.

12 Arrogance

They take a healthy self-esteem to a whole new level. This blinds them to their attitudes towards how the talk to others, in particular their elders.

Think they know better because they got a degree.

13 Have unrealistic work expectations

It's good that we want to fight for more fulfilling jobs, but plain a simple, a large portion of the economy involves repetitive menial work. If we're expecting our job to be cool and exciting, we're going to be very disappointed.

Being told they can do anything.

I am a millennial, and I think I need to spend more time outside. This is why I like the older stuff better than the newer. I have a best friend, and I asked him what he thinks about the 2000s, and he said they are awesome because of iPhones, iPads, and iPods when really I am like this generation sucks a lot. To me, 2016 sucks because people worldwide are absolutely stupid. It is almost 2017 now. In 2015, people were still idiots. In 2013, still dumbasses, and in 2012, people were still idiots. In my opinion, the late 90s and early 2000s, as early as 2005, are better than today. Although I was only 2 years old in 2005, it was before cellphones existed.

Here is how manners went throughout the ages: In the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, people were polite. In the 20s and 60s, they were polite as frick. They had proper manners and stuff. Then came the 90s, stuff was not too bad, then the early 2000s manners were not as polite but not as rude as the 2010s. In the 2010s, if ...more

14 Are immature

Applies to all generations.

15 Will not apologize

Somehow this generations parents never taught them how to say I'm sorry or really to recognize when they are at fault or have done something wrong. It is maddening.

Even if it the most grievous mistake, they will not take responsibility for it.

16 They think one sociology class somehow gives them superior knowledge of the world's goings on
17 Expect immediate high earnings with little experience

I find this generation wants to be paid top dollar with little to no experience. I'm sorry but college doesn't count. Proving yourself in a real world setting and working hard is what really matters. Prove to your company your worth the money.

Sorry but I'm a milliennial and I don't live like The Sims. (Little experience)

18 Need instant gratification

They need things instantly rather then having to work for it. When they do deside to work for it. They take the easiest most lazy route ie.working at a job long enough to afford it then randomly quitting. Needing constant praise is very typical in the work place for them. If they don't like something they would rather quit then working out a solution with HR.

"Work out a solution with HR? " HR doesn't give a damn about anything short of keeping the company out of litigation. You can try to work with them, but they aren't going to give you anything.

19 They seek attention rather than respect

They tend to demand your attention, rather than earning your respect and admiration!

20 Blames their parents for their shortcomings

No matter what happens to them in life, even if they bring it on themselves, it's always somebody else's fault, and that's usually the parents!

Millennials are insulted.

21 Lazy at work
22 Blame others for not doing their work

They have a tendency to completely slack on their own job. Then when they get confronted about their lack of performance, they throw another coworker under the bus. 'It's always somebody else's fault!' seems to be a motto of theirs!

23 Post too many things about their kids on social media

Most millennials are parents of the current generation being born today, generation alpha (2012-2025). These kids are being raised entirely surrounded with technology and are growing up on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook. Even if this generation will most likely make technological innovations and be somewhat more socially accepting I predict them to end up being needy, anxious, delusional, entitled, and overall a very mixed bag of a generation. Makes sense as they are being raised by entitled millennials, who were raised by delusional baby boomers. Alphas will continue the cycle by making their children, generation gamma, to be just like them.

Could be me but I see this problem more often among Gen X. As a person who has their pictures posted without my permission this is the only thing I'm genuinely worried about. I would imagine a kid being really shocked if he sees his photos being posted online when he realizes the value of privacy.

Narcissistic millennial parents are unaware of the pedo dangers of posting their babies naked on Instagram.

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