What % Gen X Are You?

Emily Maggrett

Let's begin with a very Gen X question. Do you like authority figures?

When learning, do you like being shown how to do something or would you rather just figure it out on your own?

In your opinion, who is the greatest film director of all time?

Do you still listen to Weezer?

Let's say you're given $20,000. Would you rather spend it on starting your own business or on secure investments?

Is Amanda Palmer cool or annoying?

When you were a kid, did your parents allow you to disappear for hours after school, or did you have "activities"?

Are you a nihilist?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how dependent on other people are you?

Have you ever owned a beeper?

If you were in charge of development at MTV, which bygone show would you bring back?

Frosted tips or chunky highlights: Did you have them when you were younger?

What's your favorite Winona Ryder movie?

If you could read only one graphic novel for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?

Would you rather have a hands-on manager or a manager who sets goals then leaves you alone?

Of all of these politicians, which one do you loathe the most?

In the '90s, did you have one of those curvy CD towers?

For your money, who's the funniest comedian in Hollywood?

Inspiration time! To which of these quotes do you relate?

Do you work to live, or live to work?

Be honest (and don't try to be cool). Which social network do you use the most?

As a child, which one of these TV shows were you NOT allowed to watch?

You're in the market for a new friend. What qualities do you want that person to have? What makes someone interesting?

Poll: Which of these audio formats provides the highest-quality listening experience?

If you could hang out with any fictional heartthrob, which one would you choose?

Is digital technology good for American culture or not?

Out of all these rappers, which one has the best flow?

In your opinion, which TV series DID NOT need to be rebooted?

How did you prepare for Y2K?

Which of these '90s hits was totally your theme song?

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About This Quiz

Most sociologists agree that people born between 1946 and 1964 are baby boomers, people born between 1965 and 1980 are Generation X and people born between 1981 and 1996 are millennials. But is the truth really so cut and dried? Just because you were born in 1976, doesn't mean you're a cynical nihilist who would rather die than be a corporate drone. Similarly, someone born in 1986 is technically a millennial, but if she isn't comfortable with digital technology and thinks avocado toast is gross, is it really fair to lump her in with millennials who were born 10 years later?

In this quiz, we want to help you figure out to which generation you really belong. We're going to ask you about everything from chunky highlights to Zach Galifianakis to your ideal work style. In return for your honest and thoughtful answers, our supercomputer will calculate the exact percentage of Gen X in your personality. Whether you're practically Gus Van Zant or have the exact taste as Gigi Hadid, this quiz will illuminate your true cultural influences. 

Are you ready to travel back in time to an era when MTV was good and pagers made you cool? Put on your best plaid shirt and take this quiz!

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