completely disagreeing with the findings of a recently published study, howe and strauss (the authors of many generational books, including millenials rising) claim that millenials are the least narcissistic generation in a long time. free registration is required to read this article on the l.a. times website, but it’s very worth reading for anyone who cares about teenagers.
here’s a tease, to whet your appetite:
But Twenge and others are wildly mistaken about the Millennial generation — those born since the early 1980s, which some persist in calling Generation Y. No matter what teens say on surveys, there is scant evidence that they act more selfishly. In fact, the trends in youth behavior support the opposite conclusion — namely, that Millennials have much greater regard for each other, their parents and the community than Gen X’ers or baby boomers had at the same phase of life.