Generational Traits Comparison Chart
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G.I. GENERATION

1901 – 1926

  • The Greatest Generation
  • Generation of Firsts
  • WWII Generation
  • Family
  • Team Players
  • Community Minded
  • Energetic Do'ers
  • Action-Oriented

SILENT GENERATION

1927 – 1945

  • Veterans
  • Seniors
  • Matures
  • Lucky Few
  • Traditionalists
  • Dedication / sacrifice
  • Respect for authority
  • Delayed reward
  • Duty before pleasure
  • Dedicated

BABY BOOM GENERATION

1946 – 1964

  • Boomers
  • Baby Boomers
  • The Boom Generation
  • Optimism
  • Team orientation
  • Personal gratification
  • Health and wellness
  • Driven

GENERATION X

1965 – 1980

  • The 13th Generation
  • MTV Generation
  • Boomerang Generation
  • Baby Busters
  • Diversity
  • Thinking globally
  • Balance Techno-literacy
  • Balanced

MILLENNIAL GENERATION

1981 - 2000

  • Generation Y
  • Generation Why?
  • Echo Boomers
  • The Net Generation
  • Optimism
  • Civic duty
  • Achievement
  • Sociability
  • Determined

HOMELAND GENERATION

After 2001

  • Generation Z
  • Boomlets
  • Nexters
  • The iGeneration
  • Digital Natives
  • Plurals
  • Risk-Averse
  • High Achievers
  • Detail-oriented
  • Authenticity
  • Conscientious