Research shows that large amounts of young people are developing an entitlement complex. A 2016 study from the University of Hampshire found that Millennials, who were born roughly between 1988 and 1994 and were studied on issues of entitlement, scored 25 to 50 percent higher than people aged 40 and older. This form of narcissism has some significant consequences such as disappointment and a tendency to lash out.Examples of Entitlement Tendencies:
1. You expect the same rules that apply to others shouldn’t apply to you. For example, other people might need to start at the bottom and work their way up but you shouldn’t have to.
2. You feel massively put upon when other people ask you for small favors but expect that when you ask people for favors it’s no big effort.
3. You expect other people to be more interested in you than you’re interested in them.
4. You disregard rules that are intended for everyone’s comfort. For example, you ignore signs to please not put your feet on the chairs at the movies.
5. You freeload. For example, you use bittorrent programs to download movies rather than paying for them.
6. You inconvenience others without thinking. For example, you cancel appointments or reservations repeatedly. Or, you make plans with friends and then bail on those plans
7. You think it’s okay to upset or offend other people
8. You cheat in environments that are based on reciprocity. For example, you ask loads of questions in your favorite internet forum, but you don’t spend the same amount of time answering others’ questions
9. When working in groups, you think you should be the leader or get the most credit.