Kids who have a lot of emotion. They don't necessarily cut or try to kill themselves. Some of them just write a lot of poetry to deal with the crappy hand life has dealt them. I am an emo kid, and I don't appreciate all the anti-emo crap. We're not all stupid cutters. we don't all want to die. Some of us just have a hard time. I write songs and poetry to express the feelings I have. So for all of you who hate emo kids, take a step back and think about what you mean. We aren't all stupid, so don't trash us before you get to know us.
Someone who is very emotional. They dress however they want to dress, and they don't always slit their wrists and want to shoot themselves. A lot of emo people just write poetry to deal with life. And just to make a note, emos are not posers. You don't choose to be emo. Emo chooses you. In my opinion, the emo haters need to get to know emo kids before trashing them.
It's also a genre of music.
I am emo, and I don't slit my wrists or want to kill myself. I write poetry to deal with the crappy hand life has dealt me.