Let K be a field, S a polynomial ring and E an exterior algebra over K, both in a finite set of variables. We study rigidity properties of the graded Betti numbers of graded ideals in S and E when passing to their generic initial ideals. First, we prove that if the graded Betti numbers for some i > 1 and k ≥ 0, then for all q ≥ i, where I ⊂ S is a graded ideal. Second, we show that if for some i > 1 and k ≥ 0, then for all q ≥ 1, where I ⊂ E is a graded ideal. In addition, it will be shown that the graded Betti numbers for all i ≥ 1 if and only if I(k)
have a linear resolution. Here I(d)
is the ideal generated by all homogeneous elements in I of degree d, and R can be either the polynomial ring or the exterior algebra.