What Generation am I?

I looked this up because, by one researcher’s standard, it turns out I’m not a Millennial but actually Gen Z and it gave me a miniature life crisis. Considering that fact, I am quite obviously Gen Y, I consoled myself.

The only one really set are Boomers because the post-War period was stark and easy to define.

I’d say 1999 should be the cut-off for Gen Y and all else since is Gen Z.

I do wonder what we’ll call the one after.

Core values and other details here

http://www.wmfc.org/uploads/GenerationalDifferencesChart.pdf

3 responses to “What Generation am I?

  1. Gen Y as such is a classification which isn’t really very helpful, since it’s surely too large in size (number of years) and too overlapping with the more natural division between Xers and 00s to mean much. Gen X and Millennials should have a clearer dividing line, too; I suppose there are a few years there which could be for those who fall in the gap between the two… 😉

    • Will S.
      Gen X and Mellinials? You started off Ok, (except for the fact that you think all the generations are shorter than Gen Y) all of them are around 20 years.
      If you want one shorter, then anything after ’65 should be every 10 years.
      There already is a shorter one btw, that is why there are two for the same timeline, you said Gen X and Gen Y, then Gen X and Mellinials…
      Everyone refers to anyone growing up with technology as a Mellinial.
      I think it should be closer to ’95 and up, but it’s not an official name or even the years of the generation, probably won’t be until the next one.
      Putting everyone in a 20 year gap in the same generation is way too long.

  2. Hello! I’d be cautious of any generational tag that is not straight from Strauss and Howe–although their theoretical concept may prove to be incorrect, it is nonetheless better than no theory at all. I’ve used Strauss and Howe’s work in the classroom, and I could tell over the years when my students went from 13ers/Gen-Xers to Millennials. If I hang in a few more years, I’ll start seeing the Homelander generation in high school! Each cohort, as they moved through HS have been slightly different, but generally less capable as time marches on. Cheers!

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