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Think you know what millennials are really like? Think again!

by Gabrielle Frank / / Source: TODAY

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Millennials are entitled, spoiled, lazy, obsessed with social media and lack a strong work ethic... The list goes on. And on. Over the past three decades, millennials have earned a bad rap. But is it really warranted?

TODAY teamed up with Greatist, a health and wellness website for millennials, to find out what this generation is really like. Spoiler alert: They're not all that bad.

"Millennials are a generation that is very much about owning and controlling their destiny in a way that other generations haven't been," said Derek Flanzraich, 29, Greatist founder and CEO.

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Like most of us, millennials are happiest spending time with their family and friends. Salary isn't everything: They value finding a sense of purpose in their work more than their income. Though they are arguably the most tech-savvy generation, they feel that human connection is the best way to keep in touch. That doesn't mean millennials don't love social media — in fact, almost 75 percent of them check multiple sites, multiple times a day.

Here are a few more surprising statistics:

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"Most importantly they value happiness — they define success in a different way. This idea that happiness is the outcome as opposed to wealth is a profound shift," noted Flanzaich.

Tune in the rest of the week as TODAY busts more misconceptions about who this generation is and how they work and love.

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