I recently took a quiz on HowStuffWorks to check what demographic group I fall under.
What on earth is a Xennial?
Not that I care, but I have proud colleagues who classify themselves as Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials. I was curious to know where I fit in. I didn’t want to feel left out (a little bit).
And voila! The test classified me as a Xennial.
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So how do you explain this demographic?
I am a product and participant of both worlds. The micro-generation that never quite fit in. I listen to Nirvana with the same passion that I would Imagine Dragons. I am not finicky about choices and opinions, though I still have a strong middle ground that makes everyone happy. I live in a world where a vinyl, tape recorders and the iPod are my best buddies.
So why don’t companies focus on my needs and interests? One reason is that you can use any type of marketing on me and it may work. But that doesn't mean I don’t have a choice of my own?
Of course, I do. I have lived and evolved from a patriarchal society to one that accepts all forms of freedom and liberties.
The best part about being a Xennial is that I can mingle with both worlds without feeling left out, or out of place. You would not look down on me if I go to a Taylor Swift concert since I had been to Madonna’s as well.
I am cool on both sides of the coin and that is why for me, everything is fine in the world.