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Millennials Are "Entitled" Says Latest Millennial-Bashing Study

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Barely a day passes without some 'study' or 'expert' informing us that millennials are unable to get laid, desperate to swap their family for fame or swapping the dream of home ownership for perfectly ripe avocados.

We get it, adults! Life isn't fair, and we should all be quietly nurturing our tax-free ISAs and enlisting in military service rather than worshipping at the altar of the Flat White.

Or so this latest study into the psychology of millennials might have you believe, which has found that large amounts of young people have an 'entitlement complex'.

The research, conducting by The University of Hampshire, looked at those born between 1988 and 1994 and found they scored 25% higher on issues of entitlement than those found that those aged 40 to 60 and 50% higher than those over that age bracket.

The study took 170 individuals and found that entitlement lead to a cycle of disappointment, anger, negativity and a constant need for that person to tell themselves that they are special.

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Study author Dr Joshua Grubbs spoke to Spring who published the study,

"At extreme levels, entitlement is a toxic narcissistic trait, repeatedly exposing people to the risk of feeling frustrated, unhappy and disappointed with life. Often times, life, health, aging and the social world don't treat us as well as we'd like. Confronting these limitations is especially threatening to an entitled person because it violates their worldview of self-superiority."

Professor Julie Exline, who assisted in the study pointed out the issues that entitlement creates when interacting with others:

"The entire mindset pits someone against other people. When people think that they should have everything they want — often for nothing—it comes at the cost of relationships with others and, ultimately, their own happiness."

In order to break the pattern of entitlement Psychology Today suggests retrospectively reflecting on annoying incidents from someone else's perspective, promoting others' achievements and not justifying things to yourself that are wrong.

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Or if you want the Nigel Farage Solution, just watch Dunkirk.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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