Were you born around the turn of the century? Maybe you were, but if you were a true millennial then you would relate to these 10 tell-tale signs. How many of them describe you?
Social Media Minded
You find yourself thinking in terms of your social media accounts. Which Instagram filter would look best for my lunch? What hashtag would I use for this moment? Should I make this my profile picture? The life you lead is more about what you're going to post than what is actually happening.
Forget hiring a private investigator when everyone's lives are freely posted online! You are adept at navigating photo albums and wall-to-walls and understanding what every last detail is saying about someone's intentions. Jeremy said he was busy today, but he just tweeted that he was bored 5 minutes ago!
Bye Bye TV
Although you grew up watching TV, it's no longer a big part of your life. Sure, you still keep up with your favorite shows, but you can use Netflix or Hulu for that. If you use your television, it's as a way to stream these services or maybe to play video games.
You Gotta Recharge
Your smartphone is very similar to a life support machine — if it dies, then so do you. If you don't carry a charger around with you for emergencies, then you ask to borrow one when you are running low on juice. If you're phone is near dead and you can't get a charger, chances are you'll cut short your social engagement and get back home.
Just Text Me
Phone calls are one of the most uncomfortable things in the world. Texting is so much easier and you can do it at your convience. Plus, you can't send an emoji with a phone call, wso what's even the point!?
You speak in slang that your parents don't understand, but they still try to participate in. Your mom probably thought "LOL" meant "Lots Of Love," and your dad might have attempted a hashtag to no avail.
Speaking of hashtags, you probably use them a lot more often than just on twitter. If you aren't explicity ending sentences with a hashtag, then you are probably still using the short slogan sentiment with some of your favorite sayings. #sorrynotsorry
If you do not know the answer to something, Google is the first place you go. Google knows all. And if you have an iPhone, Siri will even Google it for you (when she understands you). In the old days, people went to the library to research things. You haven't been to the library for anything but a study group in ages. No one has time for that!
You have perfected the selfie and the art of taking beautiful Instragram photos on days when you aren't looking so great. Different angles and filters are your best friend on these days and even though we all know your secret, we do the same thing so we don't call you out (usually).
Helping The Rents
Your parents are woefully behind the times, but at least you can try to help them understand how the internet works. Although you feel some pride when they finally figure out how to sned a group text or download an app, that fateful friend request is never a welcome sight.