(WARNING)This is a list of experiences and encounters of emo kids that I have had. This isn’t a fact but a stereotype. But what is a stereotype but a basic description of someone or something. Again not all of these are a fact but hey you have to give things a label. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck its an emo kid... j/k
Plus I am a Emo Kid so I can report about it. Straight from the horses mouth.

Yes I think we all know that there are many different types of Emo Kids just like every other label. Emo kids are not in a class all of there own. There will always be crossovers exceptions and tangential relations. My intent is to help categorize the effort.

How you can identity an Emo Kid:

1.) Different types of Music and Emo genres:

Emo is a broad title that covers a lot of different styles of emotionally-charged punk rock.

Screamo Kids (Bands like Hawthorne Heights, Sasoin, Rise Against, Senses Fail, Silverstein, Underoath, Atreyu, The Used) Along the lines of Postcore music.

Scene/Emo Kids (Bands like A Heartwell Ending) Similar to Scremo mostly local bands.

Pop-punk/Emo Kids (Bands like Anberlin, Armor for Sleep, Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte, Story of the Year, Simple Plan, Yellowcard, Coheed & Cambria, Thursday)

Indie/Emo Kids (Bands like Motion City Soundtrack, Dashboard Confessional, The Early November, The Juliana Theory, Something Corporate, The Spill Canvas, Jimmy Eat World)

Gothic/Emo Kids....?(Avenged Sevenfold) More Gothic then Emo but they have been linked to Emo. I've never seen Gothic/Emo kids but I live in the Midwest plus Gothic and Emo are very different here.

The songs mostly consist of Depressing situations with Friends, Ex girl friends, Staying out late, Time spent with a loved one, Complaining, Heartbreak, Misfortunes, Death, Dying, and Suicide.

Some would say the music that they listen to is “whiny”. Well it is just read the lyrics.

Here is what the Dictionary says about “whiny”:
1. To utter a plaintive, high-pitched, protracted sound, as in pain, fear, supplication, or complaint.
2. To complain or protest in a childish fashion.

Clothing/Hair Style of Emo Kids:

Black Zip-up Hoodie (Maybe with a Band on it. My Chemical Romance "Revenge" hoodie I saw 10 different kids last week wearing them at a local show with emo/screamo/scene local bands. Gray and Brown zip-up hoodies are also known to be part of this subculture.

Definition of Subculture:
Meaning non main stream. People ask me what Emo is all the time. But everyone knows what a Geek or Freak or Jock or Prep is. So don’t take my terminology in a negative way.

Black, thick framed horn-rim glasses is popular.
Piercing/lip rings could have more then one. Mainly above the neck.
Borderline Indie Style clothing Retro.
An extra small t-shirt (black/band) some times wears girls t-shirts /random slogans
Scene/Emo Kids have been seen wearing Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch Polo's
Pretty tight dark dark blue denim/black pants.
Girls pants on guys (they are pushing “The Scene” boarder)
Bandana in a pocket of the pants (they are pushing “The Scene” boarder)
Shoes black Converse All Star shoes/hightops/American Eagle low tops/ Adidas low tops.
Possibly a black studded belt or white/colorful (I personally have a brown leather belt but I want a black studded one.)
Rarely carrying around some notebook/poetry book/messenger bag but I hear they are out there.
They have dark brown or dyed-black hair to or past the ears covers their face or over one eye.
Boys with light natural blonde hair are more borderline Scene.
But emo girls can have light natural blonde hair.
Chaos Mohawk is another style.
The Emo Romulan look - short, thick, greasy, dyed-black hair with bangs cut straight across the forehead, and cut high over the ears.

Random Emo Characteristics:

Emo is not and never will be close to gothic. Gothic people poop bats.(well not really I just thought it sounded funny so j/k)
Emo = emotional
Not all emo style kids are emotional it is more of a trend to them less of a way of life.
True emo kids have serious emotional problems. ( I do)
Your typical emo kid maybe usually be depressed, sad, upset, maybe angry at the world. They always talk about heartbreak. Always-about misfortunes, and never see the upside of things.
Often skinny, anorexic thinness (I should know I am)
May play an instrument (example acoustic guitar)
Beer that synonymous with the Emo scene is Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Bi-sexual Emo Guys are are more Scene then Emo.
If they play video games They might play Ol' school Nintento or Sega DreamCast.
They do not jump around when they go to shows.

Online Emo Kids:

They have a Livejournal and or a Myspace account.
There screen names may consist of "x's" an example guy xxcollapseofmyheartxx example girl xxonethousandtearsxx (not real screen names)
Take photos of above or across the face but rarely a direct face shot is taken if so the hair is always in the way.

Personally I feel that Emo is no longer a style on its own anymore it has been taken on by other labels and new labels have spawned from them.
Something a Emo Kid might say: I feel so emo today.... Blah! I haven't eatin today and my LJ profile wont load and myspace is down. Im so lonley I don't know why girls don't like me.
από Emo Josh 3 Νοέμβριος 2005
I'm an emo kid, nonconforming as can be, you could be nonconforming too if you looked just like me. I have paint on my nails and makeup on my face. I'm almost emo enough to start shaving my legs. 'Cause I feel real deep when I'm dressing in drag, I call it freedom of expression, most just call me a fag! Because the dudes look like chicks, the chicks look like dykes, 'cause emo is one step below transvestite. Stop my breathing and slit my throat, I must be emo, I don't jump around when I go to shows . . .
Emo kids made fun of by Adam and Andrew. Check them out.
από cynicalsarcasm 16 Μάρτιος 2006
Emo is short for the word emotional.
Insted of discussing what the word Emo does mean I am going to discuss what the word does NOT mean.
The word Emotional is not defined as meaning sad or depressed it is defined as {Being full of fealing} so how is it that the word Emo being derived from the word Emotional has come to be a word associated with sadness and depression.
Emo: {The Bastardisation of the word Emotionalmeaning "Full of fealing".
Fealing!! Not sadness. Fealing!!
eg: " It dosent take much to make us emo kids happy"
eg: " emo kids fall in love so easy"
από joey.D 13 Αύγουστος 2006
One who does not care about much of anything, (i.e populart crap, what people think about them). Look depressed but are usally quite friendly. Look at life as if nothing matters. "Glass half empty" kinda people.
I'm an emo kid.
από Insane Advocate 15 Ιανουάριος 2004
Dear Diary

Mood: Apathetic

My life is spiraling downward
I couldn’t get enough money to go to the Blood Red Romance and Suffocate Me Dry concert
It sucks cause they play some of my favorite songs like “Stab My Heart Because I Love You” and “Rip Apart My Soul” and of course “Stabby Rip Stab Stab” And It doesn’t help that I couldn’t get my hair to do that flippy thing either…Like that guy from that band can do...Some days, ya know...

I’m an emo kid, non-conforming as can be.
You’d be non-conforming too if you looked just like me
I have paint on my nails and makeup on my face
I’m almost emo enough to start shaving my legs
Cause I feel real deep when I'm dressing in drag
I call it freedom of expression, most just call me a fag
'Cause our dudes look like chicks, and our chicks look like dykes
Cause emo is one step below transvestite

Stop my breathing and slit my throat
I must be emo

I don’t jump around when I go to shows
I must be emo

I’m dark and sensitive with low self esteem
The way I dress makes everyday feel like Halloween
I have no real problems but I like to make believe
I stole my sister’s mascara now I’m grounded for a week
Sulking and writing poetry are my hobbies
I can’t get through a hawthorne heights album without sobbing
Girls keep breaking up with me, it’s never any fun
They say they already have a pussy, they don’t need another one.

Stop my breathing and slit my throat
I must be emo

I don’t jump around when I go to shows
I must be emo

Dye in my hair and polish on my toes
I must be emo

I play guitar and write suicide notes
I must be emo

my life is just a black abyss... ya know..it’s so dark. And it’s suffocating me, grabbing a hold of me and tightening its grip, tighter than a pair of my little sisters jeans...which look great on me by the way.

When I get depressed I cut my wrist in every direction
Hearing songs about getting dumped gives me an erection
I write in a live journal and wear thick rimmed glasses
I tell my friends I bleed black and cry during classes
I’m just a bad, cheap imitation of goth
You can read me “Catcher in the Rye” and watch me jack off
I wear skin tight clothes while hating my life
If I said I like girls, I’d only be half right.

I look like I’m dead and dress like a homo
I must be emo

Screw Xbox I play old school Nintendo
I must be emo

I like to whine and hit my parentals
I must be emo

Me and my friends all look like clones
I must be emo

My parents don’t get me ya know
They think I’m gay just because they saw me kiss a guy… Well, a couple guys. But, I mean it’s the 2000’s. Can’t 2…or 4 dudes make out with each other without being gay?
I mean, chicks dig that kind of thing anyways.
I don’t know diary, sometimes I think you are the only one that gets me. You’re my best friend.

I feel like tacos.
Emo kid: I hate my life, give me that razor so I can cut myself.
από Hannah Balogna 30 Αύγουστος 2008
Emo Kid Definition:
Ok the proper definition of an Emo kid, I can give. Now a real Emo kid (not a poser) wears w/e they feel like, mostly it can be tight jeans (girls) and tight clothes in general and might have a piercing or two and usually wear all black with black hair. however Emo kids could dress just like normal people, or sometimes even wear more gothic than Emo clothes really creating a little emo/goth mix trend. Emo’s almost always have their hair in their face, at least covering one eye, most times both. Emo kids usually listen to love songs, sad music, and now and then some modern; they also like metal now and then. now all the hype about Emo kids cutting themselves can be true, cutting in a way is very addicting, pulling the Emo kid, into more depression and anger from the cutting causing them to cut more (the depressing music only makes this worse) and some Emo kids don’t cut at all (however most do, simply out of depression) emo's are very passionate kind, and understand the world a lot more than any stuck up prep, rocker, ect. And can be very romantic, usually they have hobbies such as: writing poetry,
Listening to music.
Emo kids usually don’t have many friends and may seem quiet or shy but are actually some of the most social people you'll know once you meet one.

(All these depend on how Emo the subject in question is)
Fact - Emo aren't Emo because they are despised, they are despised because they are Emo.

Fact - Emo’s try to be different...

Fact - The Emos' inner turmoil stems from one crushing fact. They purport to only want to go out in the rain - to hide the tears that stream endlessly down their faces - yet the rain messes up their "ridiculously cool" hair - what to do? You can see the harm this kind of problem inflicts...

Fact - Tell an Emo that you and everyone else understands and cares and they will have a breakdown (depending on how Emo they are)

(Most of this r disputed)

Myth - Emos can't walk outside if there is sunlight, that's why they all have this white skin and dark hair. (May be true at times)
Emo music:
Hawthorn heights,
My chemical romance,
Panic! At the Disco.

Emo clothes:
Usually tight,
Black as well usually cover anywhere from 3/5 of the face to all of their face, they usually try to hide their eyes so no one can see how they feel.

(Emo kids r also usually very sensitive)
από Zach Litzinger 2 Δεκέμβριος 2006
A kid who's in touch with his emotions, regardless it is rage or love, that's why a lot of people mistake it with being gay, but altough there ARE some gay emo kids, they are a minority. Let me get something straight, "staight edges" are not hateful poser pricks as some people have posted, I dunn consider as one myself, but I DO think ppl who do drugs often do some horrible shit, such as raping and murdering, and I think we should give some credit to those who encourage other people to lead a healthier life.
Emo people, however, don't give a shit what society thinks, they speak their minds but usually not in harsh or rude ways, that of course unless they are really fucking pissed at the person they're talking to.
A person who likes metal does not have to stop bathing or wear the messy and long hair, so why should an emo kid be gay or wear tight pants?
από Alumno x de la petroleos 30 Ιούλιος 2006
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