Many people, especially netizens or people using internet, might fed up to exaggerated millennial mindset.
If you are one of these people, you may be part of newest micro generation called Xennial, according to expert who says micro generation born between 1977 and 1983 are a ‘mix between pessimists and optimists’
According to Australian Dan Woodman, associate professor of Sociology at the University of Melbourne, claims there is a new micro generation, called Xennials, who were born between 1977 and 1983.
Woodman told Mamamia, Xennials are a mix of the pessimistic generation X and the optimistic Millennials.
‘The idea is there’s this micro or in-between generation between the Gen X group – who we think of as the depressed flannelette-shirt-wearing, grunge-listening children that came after the Baby Boomers and the Millennials – who get described as optimistic, tech savvy and maybe a little bit too sure of themselves and too confident,’ Professor Woodman told the publication.
Also, Xennials grew up in a time where landline phones were used to organise catch ups with friends, and people read the newspaper and watched the nightly news to keep up to date with current affairs.
Furthermore, Woodman said Xennials have a unique experience when it comes to technology, enjoying their childhoods without the worry of social media posts to gain Instagram popularity.
‘Then we hit this technology revolution before we were maybe in that frazzled period of our life with kids and no time to learn anything new. We hit it where we could still adopt in a selective way the new technologies,’ Prof. Woodman said.
‘We learned to consume media and came of age before there was Facebook and Twitter and Snapchat and all these things where you still watch the evening news or read the newspaper,’ he continued.
‘We learned to consume media and came of age before there was Facebook and Twitter and Snapchat’
However, it’s not likely that a whole micro generation experienced the same upbringing, Professor Woodman explained.
‘Internal to whatever these groups are, whether it’s Millennials or Xennials, there’s going to be people who have very very different experiences based on whether they’re a man or a woman, whether they had a lot of money or not much money as a kid,’ he said.