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Which Living Generation Do You Actually Belong In?

Do you belong in your generation or an entirely different one?

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This video compares and contrasts the seven living generations, spanning 125 years of American history:

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The research showcases dramatic shifts in generational attitudes ranging from social to political, cultural to sexual, and psychological to technological. So regardless of your age, take our quiz to find out...

  1. What two descriptors best describe the most awesome parts of your personality?
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    Open-minded and social
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    Hard-working and ethical
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    Intelligent and secure
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    Self-reliant and adaptable
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    Innovative and responsible
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    Ambitious and realistic
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    Idealistic and passionate
  2. Which two descriptors best describe the absolute worst parts of your personality?
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    Anxious and with a short attention span
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    Rigid and overcommitted
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    Rebellious and foolish
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    Self-conscious and reserved
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    Smug and petty
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    Entitled and vain
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    Cynical and angry
  3. What are you most likely doing at a party?
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    Honestly, I'm probably hosting the damn thing
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    Settling into a quiet corner in order to avoid too much socializing
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    Drinking, dancing, and finding out who I can potentially hook up with
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    Probably hanging out with a close group of buddies and chilling in the backyard
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    I love making new friends and chatting with as many people as possible, even if they're strangers
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    I'm socializing with different groups of friends, documenting the night through my Snapchat
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    I'll make a fun appearance but more than likely have multiple parties to attend in a night
  4. Where do you fall on the political scale?
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    Very conservative
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    Somewhat conservative
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    Fiscally conservative, socially liberal
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    Somewhat liberal
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    Very liberal
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    Fuck the government
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    I care about issues but hate politics
  5. What is your personal relationship like with new technology?
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    I'm on the cutting edge and know about every new device on the market before anyone else does
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    I've just accepted it as a normal, fun part of my daily life
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    I'm for sure interested in it but prefer playing around with vintage tech
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    I'm always excited to get the newest models but I'm honestly always one step behind everyone else
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    My phone and computer are like actual body parts — I'd feel naked without them
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    I love trying out new technology but occasionally like to take a break from it
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    You could hit me with the newest iPhone and I would have no idea what it was, I'm that out of touch
  6. What would your ideal relationship situation look like?
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    I actually prefer being submissive and like my partner to be more dominant
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    The best relationship would be having a stable, loving partner who's my equal in every way
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    I would most enjoy having wild, hot, passionate sex — with several different open-minded partners
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    I'm not really the "relationship type" but if I had to settle down, it'd be with someone self-sufficient and chill
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    I'd love to have a more traditional relationship: one true love, marriage, kids, etc.
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    I just want to have a fun, wonderful, supportive relationship that doesn't require having children
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    My ideal relationship would be with someone who challenges and inspires me romantically, even if they're a little offbeat
  7. How would you describe your religious beliefs?
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    I'm agnostic
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    Not religious, but spiritual
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    I enjoy sometimes attending service
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    I have my doubts but still regularly attend service
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    Yes, I'm very religious
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    I assume you're referring to Abrahamic religions and I am not one of those
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    I'm an atheist
  8. What would you order at a new restaurant for dinner?
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    I consider myself a foodie so I definitely know exactly what I want walking into any restaurant
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    I would probably consult Yelp or the waiter to see what's most well-reviewed
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    Anything ethnic — I love trying foods that tantalize my taste buds
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    I'm down to eat whatever but I'll definitely be ordering a drink
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    Everything. I will eat everything.
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    I'll usually see what the rest of the group is ordering to determine what I want
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    I tend to have my old standby: something delicious and preferably meaty
  9. Which of the following scenarios are you most scared of?
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    Being surrounded by people who all think, act, and look the same
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    Not being able to speak my mind
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    Being surrounded by strangers
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    Everyone I know hating me
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    Dying in a plane crash or in a shooting
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    Not being able to finish something I set my mind to
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    Simple: shitty people and shitty places
  10. And most importantly: Which decade would you most want to come of age in? 
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    The 1940s
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    The 1950s
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    The 1960s
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    The 1980s
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    The 1990s
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    The 2010s
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    The 2020s
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