6 Different Types Of Millennials That Prove Gen Y Is The Most Unique Generation Of Them All

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Which Type Of Millennial Are You? 6 Different Types Of Millennials That Prove Gen Y Is The Most Unique Generation Of Them All

Everyone knows what a millennial is, but they might not realize that there are different types of millennials out there, just like there are different personality types. While all millennials were born from the 1980s and early 2000s, they all have unique personalities and traits that distinguish Gene Y from every another generation.

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According to Time Magazine, there are approximately 80 million millennials in the U.S. today. That’s almost 25% of the U.S.’s total population! It’s no wonder that there are so many people talking about millennials…

If you’re wondering what kind of millennial personality type you are, then wonder no more. The following list of the six types of millennials in the world explains each type of millennial in detail. Which millennial are you?

1. The cautious millennial.

These millennials are charitable, but not before they do their research. They’re always looking for new information about consumer products, news and the global economy. However, they’re like prowlers looking for food; they won’t make it known that they’re on the hunt for facts, but they will scour social media sites for juicy factoids. They truly believe they can make the world a better place.

2. The old-school millennial.

If you’re old-school, you prefer to do things the old-fashioned way – on paper instead of tablets and in books instead of online. You’ll likely self-motivated and highly independent with the least amount of time spent on your phone of all the millennials on this list. You value in-person connection and cannot understand how to master the art of texting/Facebook messaging.

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3. The green millennial.

Green millennials are conscious of the impact they have on the world. They are proponents of self-care and are often seen participating at volunteer activities that promote global change or help stop climate change. They can also be seen purchasing organic and healthy produce from stores and markets and likely attended college.

4. The tech expert millennial.

They’re at their best when they’re around technology (i.e., computers, laptops, phones, tablets, etc.). They’ve mastered everything with a memory chip and love to talk about it since we’re all living in the golden age of technology. Typically, they make more than their millennial counterparts because of their intense interest and skill in tech.

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5. The millennial mom.

Family-oriented doesn’t even begin to describe these dedicated moms. Millennial mothers somehow have enough time during the day to work out, make dinner, finish laundry and play with their baby without breaking a sweat. These moms are extremely social and engaged in their kids’ lives (maybe a bit too much at times) out of love.

6. The anti-millennial.

By definition, these millennials are everything that traditional millennials aren’t. They’re conservative, incredibly frugal and focused on comfortable pleasures. Instead of bending themselves to appease the world, they bend the world to work for them by purchasing non-green products out of convenience and other items just because they would like to avoid potential complications. They’re still millennials, of course, but they’re just a bit different than their brothers and sisters of their generation.

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Meaghan Summers is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.