Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Arrival of "The Millennials":

The term "millenials" has been around a while although I haven't really taken a strong look at them.  Basically they are the replacement for gen x and are those born between 1982 and 2002.  They are a huge demographic and will impact society and the church.  I believe I will need to get more clued up on this group.

The core personality traits are: special, sheltered, confident, conventional, team-oriented, achieving and pressured.

Special: have been told they are special all their lives.

Sheltered: kept from harm's way and have highly structured lives.

Confident: see special; they expect good news and believe in themselves.

Conventional: accept social rules.

Team-oriented: they like to work together and keep in contact with peers.

Achieving: see special, confident and team-oriented; they expect to accomplish a lot.

Pressured: much is expected from them. Read More.

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