Study Reveals Why Boomers Should Stop Calling Millennials Snowflakes



A groundbreaking study published in the Psychology and Aging journal has found that Baby Boomers, those born between 1946-1964, have higher levels of being full of themselves, hypersensitivity, a tendency to impose their opinions on others, and higher levels of willfulness.

Narcissism: the Definition

As per Mayo Clinic, people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder usually display “inflated sense of self-importance” and a “sense of entitlement,” along with other traits such as arrogance and an unwillingness to “recognize the needs and feelings of others.”

A Look at Narcissism Across Generations

The research team analyzed the subjects’ interviews and ranked them on a scale of 1 to 5, with the most narcissistic traits such as defensiveness, authoritativeness, and stubbornness at 5.

Comparing the Generations

When the team compared the different generations, they found that the older generations were more sensitive overall.

Understanding Baby Boomer’s Narcissism

The study’s lead author, William Chopik, theorizes that the Baby Boomers may have developed these traits due to the significant historical events they lived through.

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