Gen Zers know they're stereotyped as 'snowflakes' but say they're resilient, having lived through the pandemic and 2008 financial crisis, report says

Gen Zers know they're stereotyped as "snowflakes" and "strawberries," an Oliver Wyman report said. But they say they're realistic after living through a financial crisis and

pandemic, per the report. The report said Gen Z is the most resilient generation because of the adversities it has faced. Generation Z members are well aware they are referred

to as "snowflakes," but say that, by contrast, they are resilient, a report by US consulting firm Oliver Wyman found. Gen Z, the title given to those born between 1997 and

2012, has often been stereotyped with negative adjectives, including lazy, mollycoddled, and entitled. This has led to Gen Zers being labeled as "snowflakes" or "strawberries,"

per the A-Gen-Z report. However, Gen Z disagrees with these stereotypes, according to the report. Having lived through the 2008 financial crisis, a global pandemic, and the

opioid epidemic, among other crises, this generation considers itself to be unsentimental, resilient, and practical, the report said. Gen Z is the most resilient generation

so far because of all the devastation that has happened in their lives, per the Oliver Wyman report. As a result, they've become a generation of activists who fight for what they

believe in, it added. Although Gen Zers feel the most stress after such adversities, they're more proactive than other generations about their health and will try out

various methods to improve their wellbeing, including social-media trends. They're also not afraid to find new jobs that offer them improved benefits and seek an employer

who is engaged in social issues, the report said.