Millennials and Gen Z really ARE snowflakes: Scientists find people aged 18 to 25 are the most upset when they’re labelled narcissistic, entitled and oversensitive
・Researchers questioned more than 1,000 student and 724 of other age groups
・All age groups said they believe that they are the most narcissistic and entitled
・But millennials and Generation Z dislike the ‘snowflake’ characterisation
・These groups also tend to believe it less than older generations do, study notes
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” someone, especially a young person, who is considered to be too sensitive and easily offended by other people’s opinions “という風に記載されていますね。
The next wave of graduates have been labelled the snowflake generation.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” an entitled person thinks they are special and deserve special treatment “という風に記載されていますね。
These kids are spoiled, entitled, self-absorbed, and apathetic.
He’s an entitled rich guy with no understanding of how people who aren’t rich actually live.
Generation Snowflake really are more flaky than older people – but don’t tell them, they’ll get upset.
Young adults become ‘distressed’ by labels of entitlement and narcissism, suggests new academic research.
They get upset if they’re labelled more self-centred or oversensitive than older people, according to the study.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” breaking easily into small flat pieces “と、” crazy “という風に記載されていますね。
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” the feeling that you have the right to do or have what you want without having to work for it or deserve it, just because of who you are: “という風に記載されていますね。
a classic case of male entitlement
All age groups – including millennials and Generation Z themselves – believe that they are the most narcissistic and entitled, suggest the findings.
But researchers say that millennials and Generation Z dislike the ‘snowflake’ characterisation, and believe it less than older generations do.
The findings show that teenagers and young adults both ‘believe and react negatively’ to messages that members of their age group are more entitled and narcissistic than other living generations.
The research team said that academic reports and popular literature have contributed to the ‘widespread’ idea that emerging adults – people transitioning from adolescence to adulthood – are more entitled and narcissistic than other age groups.
Whether such labels are accurate is extensively debated among academics, but few have examined how young people react to the labels.
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” just beginning to exist or be noticed “という風に記載されていますね。
Western governments should be giving more aid to the emerging democracies of the Third World.
To try and find out, researchers at Bowling Green State University in Ohio conducted three studies.
Participants in the first study included more than 1,000 university undergraduates and 724 people from a variety of age groups in an online crowdsourcing platform.
All of them completed standard measures of personality traits and surveys about relevant stereotypes and opinions.
The results of the first study suggest that emerging adults believe adolescents and members of their own age group are indeed ‘exceptionally’ narcissistic and entitled.
They feel that they are negative traits and they have negative reactions to the labels being applied to their age group, according to the findings.
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” a particular characteristic that can produce a particular type of behaviour: “という風に記載されていますね。
His sense of humour is one of his better traits.
Arrogance is a very unattractive personality/character trait.
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” connected with what is happening or being discussed: “という風に記載されていますね。
How is that relevant to this discussion?
I’m sorry but your personal wishes are not relevant (= important) in this case.
Education should be relevant to the child’s needs.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” imuch greater than usual, especially in skill, intelligence, quality, etc.: “という風に記載されていますね。
The weather’s been exceptionally mild.
an exceptional student
The company has shown exceptional growth over the past two years.
apply to (adjective)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” to affect or be relevant to a particular person or thing “という風に記載されていますね。
The discount no longer applies to him, because he’s over eighteen.
That part of the form is for UK citizens – it doesn’t apply to you.
The crowdsourcing results suggest that older adults’ views of the narcissism and entitlement of teenagers and emerging adults are more exaggerated than the actual views of emerging adults themselves.
In two additional studies, the researchers examined 218 and 376 university students’ reactions to excerpts of written materials describing people aged 18 to 25.
They found that the students reacted negatively to their age group being labelled as narcissistic and entitled, and they reacted with a similar degree of negativity to other ‘undesirable’ labels, such as oversensitivity.
While further studies are needed to confirm and refine the findings, the research team suggest that emerging adults are aware of and believe widespread messages labelling their age group as the most narcissistic and entitled – and that they are ‘somewhat distressed’ by the labels.
Study leader Dr Joshua Grubbs, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Bowling Green State University, said: ‘All generations think that the youngest generations – millennials and Generation Z – are the most narcissistic and entitled generations.
‘However, millennials and Generation Z dislike this characterisation and believe it less than older generations do.’
The full findings of the study were published in the journal PLOS ONE.
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” not wanted, approved of, or popular: “という風に記載されていますね。
The drug can have undesirable side effects.
Houses near industrial sites often do not sell so quickly because they are regarded as undesirable.
undesirable body fat
To refine (verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” to make small changes to something in order to improve it “という風に記載されていますね。
We’ve refined the system since it was first launched.
Engineers spent many months refining the software.
We haven’t finished refining the plan yet.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）