Not exactly an attitude or style, just a way to describe a person who listenes to the sub genre of punk. Usually an emo kid is bound into the music of Power Violence, Thrash, Hardcore, Pop Punk, Grind Core, Crust, and of course, Emo.

They like bands such as In/Humanity, Hour of The star, Shotmaker, Cap'n Jazz, Weep, etc.

Besides spending alot of time on Collective Zine, Underground Obituaries or Cross My Heart With A Knofe ,they spend their time at DIY shows.

These types of people are fairly uncommon in the world these days and most come from foreign countries since America has been infested with a horde of people who do not know the definition of emo or what emo was about. They often feel very passionate about the mockery of the term by either kids who say they are 'emo' when in fact they are not, or when people make fun of 'emo' by showing a male in heavy Eye Liner and tight jeans.

Trying to regain Emotional Hardcore's punk and DIY roots are most likely impossible, due to the refusal of one to accept the true definition from a true emo kid.

The fact this term is still being misinterpreted shows a big amount of ignorance when it comes to musical genres or music as a whole.

So douchebag-ish metal heads, fake punk kids, or internet nerds, take your Slayer and your fucking conformist media shit mettallica and shove it up your ass.
Emo kids dig DIY shows and are real punks.

by fuck metalheads mcgee June 28, 2007

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Okay, lets get things straight here. Emo kids are actually sometimes the coolist people around. Okay, okay. Just because I said you'd be "cool" dont brand yourself emo cus thats just stupid...
Emo kids are usually picked on, or mocked. In fact, kids who get mocked for being emo may not even be emo. Prime example, at school i have two freinds. They spend there lunchtimes singing to Panic! and MCR (badly i must say, but they are entertaining) due to this, our table at school has been branded the "emo table" oooookay. Theres no logic in that! I mean, we all like listening to rock music (thus that may be why we have our brand -emo table) but whatever!

Noooow. If you wanna find a TRUE emo kid, lets look for the common signs, no? (boys)
. Usually long hair that covers an eye. Sometimes also be spiked at the top. Usually dyed black, or can be brown. (Emo boy hair is hawt <3)
. Black eyeliner. Yep, emo boys wear eyeliner XD
. Heavy rimmed glasses, usually black. Classed as "nerd glasses
. Tight t shirts that may have a symbolic meaning. Also they usually wear a black hooded jumper with a band logo on the back
. A messenger bag with pin badges of bands up the strap
. Maybe skinny jeans designed for woman...
. Ever converse all star or vans
. Wrist bands

-Clothing is about the same for emo girls.

Right, and btw all emo kids DONT cut themselves! JEEEZ
Aw look at the emo kid. He has cute hair ^^
by TIAMOOON January 25, 2007

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a kid who listens to really good music wears wat ever he or she feels like is very intune with their emotions likes to write poetry. emo kids can be drugies or straight edge
people only talk trash about emo becauz either they dont fully undersand the genre or they see stupid ppl saying there emo cauz its a fad. emo kids do not always cry and arent all ways deppresed and do not cut them selfs 24/7.im and emo kid my self and i live a pritty nomal life the only reason im differant is becauz i dont like popularity im intune with my emotions and im artistic(though so are most ppl so that one doesnt count). i listen to underground and mainstream music as long as its good music. i listen to many forms of rock including emo, hardcore,punk,and metal. although some emo kids may be prity well off that doesnt mean they dont have feelings. u dont have to be poor and have abusive parents to be depressed i hope this has taught all u loosers out there that emo is not just a stupid fad run by preps.
an emo kid may have tight or normal pants or jeans,a tight shirt converse and a messanger bag or not w/e

good emo bands include the used my chemical romance alexisonfire underoath bright eyes get up kids saves the day death cab for cutie dead poetic from autum to ashes trice thursday

good hardcore bands with emo influences atreyu, avenged sevenfold eighteen visions converge comeback kid refused
by xDEJECTEDxTRAGEDYx November 22, 2005

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Emo Kids are becomming the centerpiece of pop-culture today. They took Punk and Goth idealisms, watered them down and then removed the DIY self satisfaction. Attention starved brats, Emo kids often fake depression for attention. While this practice has been around for generations amongst the worlds youth, never has it been so rampant and glorified as it is with today emo kids. In their ongoing attempts to get attention from their friends and peers, Emo Kids often embelish their problems or antagonize situations in their own lives in order to paint a more vibrant picture of why they think their lives suck. Emo Kids often try to form a feeling of individuality by alienating those who do no wear things that they wear, shop at places they shop and listen to what they listen to. When this so called "individuallity" is attacked or threatened in any way, Emo Kids go on the deffensive and claim that people don't understand them. To try and give advice to an emo kid is not unlike talking to a brick wall... the difference is that the brick wall will take your advice in silence, whereas the emo kid will make a big deal about it, over analyze it, criticize it and then dispose of any advice givin all while not taking the time to actually think about the advice in the first place. Doomed to refuse help from everyone, and then wonder why nobody is there in the end. Sticking primarily to their own, Emo Kids are incredibally clique-y. Said cliquiness is the result of an overly ambitious drive for indiviuality, caused by a drastic need for attention. To surmise: Emo Kids are, by and by, just a bunch of poseurs. They have managed to create an entire sub-culture built apon not thinking for themselves and competing for attention through means such as cutting, suicide threats, fake bi-sexuality, glorified drug and alchohol use and depressing attitudes.
Is the definition of Emo Kid not a good enough example?
by El Roman Diablo November 10, 2005

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how to identify an 'emo kid':

-they listen too emo music
-they let everyone beat them up/pick at them
-they hide in dark corners
-they cry all the time
-they slit their wrists
-wear old, dirty clothes
-have "emo hair"(short in the back and a long piece covering one have of their face in the front)
-usually don't have too many friends; sometimes none
-most have "emo glasses" or "nerd glasses"
-worship emo bands(my chemical romance/the used/taking back sunday/hawthorne heights ect.)
-they're always sad or mad; NEVER happy.
-sometimes they like to scream
emo kid:*sitting under a tree*

random person:"hello."

emo kid:"LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!!!!! *runs away crying*

random person:"...?"
by Heather May 14, 2005

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a typical result of overwhelming teenage angst, built up anger towards "the man", or some type of abuse. Emo kids can be classified by a random grouping of hairs (usually black or bleached blonde) over one eye, lots of random chains on their clothes, and very tight jeans. They usually cut themselves and look depressed, but don't feel bad, they're really just angry and bi-curious.
Tom- "Look at the emo kid over there in the corner!"
Robby- "Yeah he's such a douche bag!"
Tom- "No kidding! I bet he's bi-curious!"
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Contrary to all the other definitions here, they ALL listen to emo music (hawthorne heights n shit), all put on emo clothes (their little sister's jeans type, u know), they dont look for other ppl's sympathy because they 'think' they're too cool to, they all have the same hair style (florence henderson hair, but covering half face), and all feel HAPPY when they lern to put on a perfect depressed face.

So, in short, they are all clones born of a stereotype of punk kid that was usually depressed.
they say they dont do what's popular, but they became emo kids cuz its whats hot for ppl their age, and they say they will kill theirselves if they want to, but point a gun in their face n they shit in their pants and beg for mercy...
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