Okay, so there are two very different definitions for the label 'emo'.

First version (usually used by non-emos): Emos are attention seekers who live regular lives like every other teenager in Britain but cannot handle the strain as well as everyone else. They say that they are individuals, yet listen to ‘emo music’, hang out in ‘emo groups’ and buy ‘emo clothes’ with their pocket money. They hang out in dark rooms generally ignoring the happy things in life and talk about how depressed they are all the time. Most lie about cutting themselves in order for people to feel sorry for them without actually experiencing any pain at all. Others do it as an ‘initiation’ ceremony in order to become fully emo. ‘Cutting’ is a fad – what on earth does it help? You feel sad, so you cut yourself to make you feel… better? They don’t appreciate what they have, and do not realise how bad other peoples' lives are in comparison to their own. Emo is just an ever-increasingly popular ‘group’ which people want to be part of. It is a group for kids without an identity, looking for a bit of melodrama and ‘deeper levels of understanding’. To be honest, the kids who REALLY have a life not worth living aren’t even in the emo club – they just try to get through each day until it gets better.

Second version (usually used by TRUE emos – i.e. those who actually have a reason to be depressed): Kids who have had the misfortune to go through circumstances which are incredibly depressing. For example, parental divorce, death of a loved one, and loneliness. They listen to music which explains how they feel, enjoy hanging around with people who understand how they feel, and buy clothes that express to the world about how they feel. Only some kids cut themselves. Cutting can become addictive, and it distracts from the inner pain. It can be hard when youre labelled in the street because of what you wear, and can sometimes make depression worse. Being a ‘half-emo’ can also mean that you just like black and emo clothes and haircuts, and enjoy gigs and mosh pits. Some people that you like because theyre genuinely nice people, could be emo, and fun to hang around with.

Nearly every single teenager has wanted some form of attention or feeling of belonging at some time or other, and being emo could be the solution to some. Don’t hate people because of what they are labelled. Get to know them – they may be more like you than you think.
Person: 'Hey dude, look over there, some damn emos with their black hoodies and weird hair... jeez man theyre such attention seekers'
Friend: 'Err... you own a black hoodie, and all they've done is grown their hair long, man.'
Person:'Umm... oh be quiet, fool'

Cheerleader:'Oh my god, that girl is like, SOO weird - she is like, always DEPRESSED and shit!'
Friend:'Weren't you crying on the phone to me the other night because your boyfriend dumped you? You seemed pretty depressed then...'
Cheerleader:'Oh shuttup'
by abi_yeah April 20, 2007
Jet black mop heads.
They guys usually kiss each other.
Act depressed.
Slit wrists.
Wear mascarra so their tears look more dramatic.
Completely different to Goths
Eyeliner.
Wear studded belts alot.
Skinny tight jeans.
Listen to EMO music.
And thats that.
Don't get them mixed up with goths.
x
"Oh my god, he is such an Emo."
"Nahh hes not"
"Look, hes got the jet black hair, skinny jeans, and you can hear the My Chemical Romance from here"
by [Tezz o] April 22, 2007
one of the five sexual orientations: gay, straight, bi, nun and emo.
Bob is gay, Jake is straight, Alex is bi, Lucy is a nun and Tyler is emo.
by Vampire Ghost October 08, 2006
is used to decribe a variety of persons who, in a sense, create their own self destruction. To their own demise they try to stay away from so called "pop culture" while forming their own "uniqueness". Unfortunately they all derive upon the same style, which leads to them all looking and acting the same way. Their absolute resentment towards mainstream media and culture froces a semi-subculture in which the aforementioned transduce themselves into a contained category. Altough previous definitions covered a wide variety of definitions, the typical emo character will prove to only show his/her "emoness" when cavorting with people or persons who agree with their own tastes and sentimental passions. Also you must listen to semi- coroded late 80's early 90's punk knock off bands.
"Hey that group of people look like emos because they all have a common lame taste in really shitty music that while trying to sound original and unique, end up sounding exactly the same."
by Robeye most September 23, 2006
an emo is an usually an emotionally disturbed person usually teenagers as younger generations dont get the same pressure and adults can rationalize the situiation. for example i felt very lonely and it seemed i was the only one that felt that way. i just started cutting myself and i already have everything else. i already listened to gothik music and wore lots of black with black convo's. back to the subject however...
im emotionally disturbed. i will become emo. i like the emos anyway.
by naebaws August 27, 2006
White person who cuts themselves or always wears black. They are friendless and cry. Most take pills and want to kill themselves. Most are attracted to the same sex.
Conversation of Mr. and Mr. Emo:
M: I WANT TO DIE
K: I want to cut myself
M: SO DO I
K: I want to make out with you
M: SO DO I
K: Let's cut each each other while making out
M: Ok, I love you
K: So do i
M: Let's take pills
K: Sure
5 minutes later
M: I WANT TO DIE
K: so do i
M: Let's kill each other
K: ok
by Emosaregay May 28, 2009
See flagrant homosexual.
Those emo kids and that emo music are pissing me off.
by CBUS May 25, 2008
a person who wants to die and is totally emotionlly unstable
it can also be a version of crap punk rock or metal and sounds cool but the lyrics normally contain words that are made up.
A Goth is like a wannaby emo but wont kill them selfs
by EMO MAGGOT October 19, 2007

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