Emo is a genre of music.

Emocore is a type of rock music, originating from punk. It often describes feelings of love, and sometimes sadness, which is why people always stereotype 'emo kids' as constantly being depressed.

Emo does not mean emotional. It's true that this was the word used for the genre, but music besides emo can be emotional. An 'emo kid' is not an emotional person. Everybody has emotions, and people of any music taste and fashion style can be sensitive to emotions.

Emo is not a person, or a type of person.
At the very best, an 'emo kid' is someone who is a dedicated fan of emo bands.

It has nothing to do with wearing skinny jeans, bands shirts, tight sweaters, or thick-rimmed glasses. That's just a modern style that tons of kids (whether they like emocore or not) wear.

YOU ARE NOT EMO IF YOU CUT YOURSELF.

If you cut yourself, you have problems, no doubt. Self-mutilation is a symptom of bipolar disorder, chronic depression, and schizophrenia, along with many other mental conditions. Cutting yourself solves nothing. Some might think it helps, but it's just a useless coping mechanism that will only cause more problems in the long run.

If you cut yourself for attention, you are pathetic. There are other, healthier, less painful, less idiotic ways to get attention than drawing your own blood.

And as for all the people who think they know everything about emo kids, and that they're so very superior for making fun of them, you're full of bullshit.

If you can't find anything better to do with your time, or at least anyone more guilty to make fun of, you are about as pathetic as those attention seekers who cut themselves to get bitched at by you.
Best case scenario 'emo kid':
Smiling to my friend, I walked over and handed him an earbud so we could listen to our favourite band, Brand New. After we'd picked our song, I put my mp3 player back into the pocket of my baggy jeans and walked into school, talking to my friend.

Worst case scenario poser 'emo kid':
I shifted uncomfortably in my skinny jeans. They were way too tight, but I was pretty sure I saw some girls looking at me and giggling out of the corner of my eye. Maybe. I took out my iPod and turned up Dashboard Confessional as loud as it would go. As I saw what looked to me like fellow emos, I rolled up my sleeves inconspicuously to reveal a few cuts. They walked past quickly, not sparing me a second glance. Dejected, I turned my music back down in time to hear kids chanting none too quietly behind me"

E is for emotional, ruins everybody's day.
M is for miserable people.
O is for on the dark side, 'cause we have some fresh cookies! COOKIES! "
by Kittehisnotamused May 09, 2009
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
a genre that has really goregous guys in tight pants and lip rings
alex evans is the prettiest emo boy ever
by meliaaa July 23, 2008
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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