Selfies Aside, Millennials Are More Humble Than Boomers

It’s hard out there for a Millennial. They’re chastised for taking selfies, for Kardashifying celebrity culture, and for living with their parents way longer than anyone, including their parents, thinks is good for them. But it turns out that they might not be as wrapped up in themselves as everyone else thinks. According toa Psychological Science study (PDF) by Emily Bianchi, an assistant professor of organization and management at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, people who start their careers during a recession are considerably less narcissistic than people who come of age (coughBoomerscough) during periods of relative prosperity.

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