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Fascinating facts about Generation X

These are the people born between 1965 to 1980, right after Baby Boomers and before Millennials. Here are some interesting facts about Generation X beside the 90’s references.

Generation X is the forgotten generation

In all the media, you will see references about Baby Boomers and Millennials, this makes Generation X comparatively ignored a lot. They are more of a nostalgia group with those loved references to 80’s and 90’s pop culture which even the Baby Boomers don’t share.

They are one of the biggest social media users

Researches have established that Generation X is the most cling to social media when compared with other groups. When compared with millennials, they spend 40 minutes more per week on social media platforms. They are so hooked that they even bring their phone to the dinner table!

Generation X occupy most of the leadership roles

Thanks to their work experience, the odds of you reporting to a Generation Xer is very high. They account for more than 50% of the leadership roles globally but are a little slower to advance career-wise as compared to Millennials or Baby Boomers.

They love eating out but don’t have a big sweet tooth

When compared with the other 2 groups, Generation X loves premade food items or grocery store food items. They generally prefer quick meals given their busy lifestyle. On the other hand, they don’t crave sweets or salty snacks a lot. Generation X is even less likely to eat at a restaurant when compared with Millennials.

 Generation X loves stability

Unlike Millennials who are more adventurous and Baby Boomers who experienced some unstable times, Generation X loves stability in life and work. They usually like settlement and don’t appreciate too much excitement or adventure in life.

They are high on mobile games

One survey established that more than 80% of the Generation X survey quote gaming to be their favourite mobile activity and over 75% play daily. Probably Generation X has the means and time to indulge in mobile gaming thanks to high purchasing power, tech orientation, and work-life balance.

 They once had a subcategory named Xennials

Dan Woodman, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Melbourne in Australia named people born between 1977 to 1983 as Xennials. He established them as the ones who have seen life both in the pre-digitally and after the digital revolution eras. But this subclassification didn’t catch up!

Say hi to the next Generation Xer you meet who may be falsely labeled as being too cynical.

Priyadarshini Kaul

Priyadarshini Kaul Mishra has two Master’s Degrees in English Literature and History. She is actively following her passion for the language by being a content creator since many years now. Besides this, Priyadarshini is a true bookworm at heart and tries to be an avid reader despite being a full-time mother now. She is also a professionally certified baker and puts on the oven mitts every now and then.
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