One who doesn't really hurt themselves just to "Grab Attention" but to draw there attention away from tragedy's that happen to them, some of out parents where killed...others abused us. No..we do not hate ourselves, or wish to kill ourselves. But what we do does express how we feel...and even the word Emo doesn't mean anything, its just a term used to describe people like us...its the same as calling a Mexican Person a wet-back...very hurtful. Most people hate us because they think where freaks, but they dont understand why we do it. Not many people do.
Emo Poser: Dood look at my wrist theres so many scars on them!!
True Emo: Just shut up, you give people like us a bad name.
Random Person: stfu you attention whore!
True Emo:...If he only knew.
Indie Rock or even some Alternative Rock that focuses on more melodic and a less chaotic style. Not to be associated, confused or perpetuate the Emo fashion style/stereotype that has appeared with the mid 2000's influx of perceived emo bands such as My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, AFI and Panic! at the Disco. True Emo would also be considered as First or Second Wave Emo.
True Emo: Sunny Day Real Estate, Jimmy Eat World, Dashboard Confessional, Mae, The Get Up Kids...