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True Generations Test

Which generation do you mentally belong to?

Birth years define generations, but what about your inner self? The True Generations Test will unlock your generational soul and determine whether you are more like a Boomer, Zoomer, Millennial, or Gen Xer.

What is your true generation? To take the test, enter your input below.

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There is no need to settle down and become a serious adult just because you’ve reached a certain age.



The IDRLabs True Generations Test is inspired by psychometric methodology and based on research into the characters in the generations.

The test provides feedback such as the following:

Boomer: Baby boomers are the generation shaped by optimism and prosperity. They witnessed economic growth and believed in the power of hard work. This instilled a goal-oriented, self-assured mindset. Boomers came of age during social change movements, making them value individuality and challenge traditional norms. They are resourceful, having adapted to rapid technological advancements throughout their lives. Now in their late 50s to 70s, many boomers remain financially influential, and some are still in the workforce. They value strong relationships and are more tech-savvy than stereotypes suggest, and are to this day known for their volunteerism and high work ethic.

Gen X: Gen X are the latchkey generation who often came home from school to an empty house. Witnessing their parents' struggles with divorce and a changing economy, they became fiercely independent and resourceful. They're skeptical of authority, valuing self-reliance and a strong work ethic. Often overlooked between the showier Millennials and Boomers, Gen Xers are pragmatists who juggle work-life balance with a DIY spirit, tackling challenges head-on. Musically defined by grunge and alternative rock, they value authenticity and a touch of pessimism. Comfortable with technology but not reliant on it; they're the bridge between the analog and digital worlds. While sometimes seen as cynical, they possess a dry wit and a deep loyalty to close friends and family.

Millennials: Millennials are the tech-savvy generation, comfortable with everything from social media to smartphones. They came of age during a recession, making them fiscally responsible and adaptable. Debt-laden from student loans, they often delay traditional milestones like marriage and homeownership. Experience-driven, they value travel and social connection over material possessions. Socially conscious, they prioritize diversity and environmental causes. Millennials are the most educated generation yet, but they may feel disillusioned by traditional authority. Competitive and nostalgic, they crave work-life balance and purpose in their careers.

Zoomers: Gen Z, also known as Zoomers, are the digital natives. Growing up with constant information access, they're pragmatic and resourceful, readily utilizing online tools to learn and collaborate. They're financially cautious, having witnessed economic struggles. Social justice is a priority, making them the most progressive generation yet. While tech-savvy, they can be anxious and prioritize mental health. They see gaming as a potential career path, and are more entrepreneurial than previous generations. Social media plays a huge role in shaping their identities and activism. Though environmentally conscious, their actions may not always reflect it. They're poised to redefine work-life balance and influence how technology integrates into society.

The True Generations Test is inspired by research into relevant literature and methodological practices. While the Generations quiz is inspired by fields of research, it cannot be used to provide clinical assessments or an accurate evaluation of your personality. Clinical assessments should always be done in cooperation with a mental health professional. For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. The True Generations Test is provided to you free of charge and allows you to obtain your scores related to four generations.

2. Statistical controls. Test scores are logged into an anonymized database. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

3. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally in psychology and individual differences research.