someone who dresses in the gothic fashion to step away from society. they usally listen to the music they like(wether it be nu-metal, deathrock, darkwave,electronica,classic rock, hardcore rap, or industrial) and don't mind most peoples opinions.
these are things that real goths sometimes have that doesnt make them a poser.
Depression- so a goth cant be depressed because hes goth?
angst-some people are naturally angry
mutilation- some people are sad. not all goths live middle class
satanism/vampirism- yes! some real goths are satanist!!
but if all of the above apply, you have a poser at hand
also its ok to be goth and listen to whatever the hell you feel like
goth 1:did you get that new cd?
goth 2:yea. its cool i guess
poser: i got it and i listened to it while sucking my own blood from a cut i made out of my hate and depression. im just like you!!!
Goth 1:no your just wierd(in head: poser!!!)