Millennials: Unraveling Fact from Fiction


The Millennial Mindset

There’s a lot of talk about Millennials, the generation of kids born between 1982 and 2004. You may have have heard that Millennials are smarter than everyone else, unique in a lot of ways, and that they are poised to take over the world.

You may also have heard that they are lazy, unmotivated, entitled, and condescending know-it-alls. How can they have such opposing characteristics? What is the truth about this generation?

A new book, The Millennial Mindset, aims to help us make sense of this generation and where it’s headed. “There is plenty of fiction in the air about Millennials—lazy, selfish, and ‘entitled’ among them—so it is refreshing to see a book that highlights the facts: Millennials are an optimistic, energetic, generous-hearted, and idealistic generation. This might be bad news for those who enjoy dumping on them, but it’s good news for the rest of us. This book is an excellent guide to the Millennial generation and the world they will create,” says Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, an author and research professor in the department of psychology at Clark University.

The Millennial Mindset offers parents, educators, managers, and co-workers insights and suggestions on how to engage, prepare, and foster the Millennial generation in all aspects of life. Through interviews with Millennials and those who work with or otherwise engage them, Regina Luttrell and Karen McGrath offer ways for Millennials to better understand older generations and their peers so they can coexist without animosity in today’s fast-paced globalized world. They also offer insight into Millennial characteristics, passions, and goals for those who work with, live with, or otherwise co-exist with Millennials. Readers will gain a better sense of what this generation has in store for the world, and how the world can best respond.

The book: 

– Examines seven general characteristics of Millennials:

Change Agents

– Includes  interviews with Millennials across the spectrums of gender, sexuality, race, income and personality.

– Recommends ways for multiple generations to interact best with Millennials and vice-versa.

See for book details. 

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