We frequently speak of generations on the Mosho. Buzz is from Generation X, although he confuses us by calling him a “boomer” with a “baby boomer”, although they are not the same. I am between a generation X and a millennial. I refuse to claim one or the other of these generations. A micro-generation has been started for people like me called Xennials, or Oregon Trail Generation. And Lisa and Joanna are both Millennials.
Technically, we don’t have baby boomers on the show, but we do have a few millennials. This latest generation tends to be raked over the coals as an overly sensitive generation which is the reason for all the problems in the world. A recent study seems to reverse this trend by qualifying baby boomers as more sensitive.
The study looks at narcissistic tendencies across generations. You can actually look at the definition of a narcissist and lock down a member of the morning show.
Narcissistic personality disorder is a condition in which a person has a exaggerated feeling of complacency and lack of empathy for others, which are generally mechanisms used to mask their low self-esteem, according to the Mayo Clinic.
The study found that people generally become less narcissistic as they age. However, when they looked at specific trends, they found that the older generation was more sensitive than the younger generation.
In the United States, for example, “baby boomers may be more narcissistic than other generations because they grew up in a time when the government offered privileges like Social Security,” Chopik [William Chopik, a social-personality psychologist at Michigan State and a co-author of the study] said, noting that the increase in narcissistic traits between baby boomers and younger generations is still relatively small.
So take this opportunity to arm yourself Millennials. Next time someone older throws shade at you, throw that at them right away.