An emo kid is someone who, because of his or her poor self
-image, feels the need to segregate himself from
the bulk of the society. By presenting
a ridiculously exaggerated appearance of individuality, the emo kid bolsters
his ego-centricity, thereby masking a sense of alienation behind the mirage-like
appearance of self
Emo kids, who are sometimes referred to as "whining children", derive their
sense of identity against that
which is outside
the narrow "emo" canon of thinking. They are often viewed as pests by those
with a sense of self
Identifying characteristics include badly written poetry, the perception
of talent where no such talent exists, be it in self
or admired "artists", a style of dress that
reflects the ill-sophistication of a parrot's hierarchy, and a general lack of awareness as to how the world really works and how things actually are. Generally speaking, emo kids understand the world by comparing it to a childishly
unrealistic system of ideals.
Emo kid (unisex): "Once I took 8 Tylenol and slit my wrists sideways. My parents took me to the hospital in their BMW* and the doctors sent me to a psychiatrist, but I don't take the pills
he gave me because I hate the pharmaceutical
industry, it's so corrupt and evil. Lets go down to Cafe
Bean and write haiku on our laptops."
* The VW Jetta
is also quite common
in this scenario.