1.The Baggie Emo- Wears baggie jeans (usually bootcut). Wears long T-shirts usually baught at Hot Topic. Wears colorful T-shirts on laundry day, but makes it a point to tell everyone how much they hate the shirt and why they are being forced to wear it. Usually tries to avoid these days by resorting to washing the black shirts themselves when one's mother refuses. Whieght varies. Hardly any 'Baggie Emos' are skinny. Wears ratty converse ( hight-top or low-top) or large boots. Lots of bracelets, a choker or long chain, multple peircings, the typical emo haircut, usually wears black nail polish. Carries messenger bag with pins, patches, and black marker graffiti. Just as many cutters as non-cutters. May have an eating disorder, but not extreme enough to show. Doesn't talk much. Chatters constanly around friends and laughs a lot only around friends. Appears depressed around outsiders and makes threats that they never attended to carry out to anyone who talks to them. A great friend when you get past the threats. Some maybe gay or bi, but just as many are straight. Usually female, but there are males. Listens to typical roack and metal. May sneak some Oldies or the like. Despises Preps and hates Rap, Hip-hop, Pop, etc. Can not STAND wiggas or 'gangstas.' May do drugs.
2.The Skinny Emo- Always extremely skinny. Not always due to eating disorder, but an eating disorder isn't unusual. Usually wears black band T-shirts that are as tight as possible. Usually has a white, thin long sleeved shirt underneath. Always wears old converse of varrying colors usually high-top. Multipe piercings. Usually plays an instrument. May carry drum sticks in back pocket. Typical emo haircut. Carries messenger bag with pins, patches, and black marker graffiti. Just as many cutters as non-cutters. Listens to all kinds of music. May be confused with a 'Punk.' Both genders wear eyeliner. May wear black nail polish. The Skinny Emo is rarely female. Some may be gay or bi, but just as many are straight. May do drugs.
3.The Wannabe Emo- Usually young. May see an older emo and can relate to them. Are positive they are Emo at heart, but not always true. Attempts the emo haircut, and wears too much emo jewelry and eyeliner. Wears too much black clothing. May slip up and forget to wear something. Draws on fake cuts or scratches themselves. Brags that they 'cut.' Boasts that they do drugs, but most do not actually do them. Most will pass this wannabe phase, but some will progress to full 'Emo-ness.'
These are just a few examples of emos. The following apply to all types of emos.
1.Some cut, some do not.
2.Some are gay or bi, some are not.
3.All hate preps, but may have some friends who are preps, but try to recruit them.
4.Most are happy with themselves and will fight any suggestions of phsychiatry.
5.Some really have attempted suicide.
6. Most do not call themsleves emo, but will to defend themselves when they are called Goth, Punk. etc.
7.DO NOT WEAR HORN RIMMED GALSSES!!!
8.Half do drugs, half do not.
9. All listen to rock-type music, and all relate to the lyrics. It's all about the lyrics!!!!
10.Seem depressed to everyone but their friends. Laugh a lot when around their friends. Some bottle up their feelings, which may cause random bursts of severe emotion, which may lead to suicide, cutting, or deppression.
11.Most have had people (teachers, parents, family, close friends) suggest or threaten with mental help.
12.Majority are into anime and manga.
13.Most don't like to talk.
14.Like to write, whether it be poems, songs, or stories.
15.Most are very intelligent.
16.Love the world, just not its inhabitants.
17.See the earth as a beatiful thing that is being ripped apart by humanity. Something needs to be done.
18.Use big words.
19.Trashes about the government and society's labels.
Emo Kid: *Flushes angrily* I am not Goth! I'm...emo...
"Normie": *Laughs* Go slit your wrists emo!
Emo Kid: *Eyes flash with anger and punches the normie.* Idiot. *Picks up book, slings messenger bag over shoulder and walks away. Hands in pockets, head down, hair in eyes. Eyes smiling slyly.*
ANNOYING EMO KID: those kids who regularly max out daddy's credit card at hot topic and tell everyone how depressed they are and that they cut their arms up every night wanting to die (ok...where are the scars?). they only listen to 'underground' bands adn immediately stop when someone they think is popular or preppy starts to listen to them, or they see them on mtv (which they claim never to watch, but they still do). they intentionally do stupid and rebellious things trying to make authority figures mad, thinking it's cool. these people are attention-craving, tasteless, abnoxious emo kids. anything popular is completely disregarded to them. they also tell ppl that they think drugs are sooooooooooo cool, but are scared to do them, but do them anyway because they think it'll make them cool
ANNOYING EMO KID: the guy who draws on a bruise to make ppl think his dad hits him and who only talks to other ANNOYING EMO KIDS
What is the point of my life?
I hate everything.
TRUE EMO KID was most likely emo before this was a stupid fad. May shop at hot topic, but only if they actually like the clothing, not because they think it will make them look cool. Probably classified by friends and others as "emo"...the label is often not self-professed in the case of the true emo kid. Doesn't give a shit whether music is mainstream or not...it just has to be artistic.
2) The style of clothing stereotypically worn by fans of emo music. This consists of, in general: tight band t-shirts or vintage 80's t-shirts, longer (messy) hair often died black, tight (usual girl's) pants, shoes by Vans or Converse, messenger bags, anything checkered (usually black-and-white or black-and-pink), studded belts, thick-framed glasses, neckties, etc.
(Note: girl emo kids often cut their hair short in the back and angled down in the front, less often died black)
3) The mood that stereotypically displays being an emo kid. They are generally considered the subculture of high-school, and while sometimes referred to as manic depressive or "cutters," are usually quite social. Very romantic, often downtrodden. More realistically, teenagers who listen to heavy music and have no qualms with displaying their emotions. (ie, don't feel the need to prove themselves as "bad-@$$," like many rock fans.)
See also: punk, emo