If you want the style, it's where one wears dark clothing (and sometimes make-up) to express one's personalilty. The stereotype is describes this style as a sign of devil worship or suicide but really every person is different.
You could wear gothic black and gothic make-up because you want to "go un-noticed" in high school...just like you could wear tight shirts to impress girls and be "checked out" by them.
Styles are results of the way YOU THINK (and you alone). Stereo-types in this world just categorize us into groups that are very un-reliable.
I like wearing holister...it makes me feel good about myself...so I'm considered preppy but I'm not obsessed with sports and popularity...I actually write dark stories, enjoy mythology, and I do a haunted house every year...but people don't know that just by looking at me...