Interested in your opinions about the character or personality traits that correlate with the goth and emo styles.
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When I was in high school (which wasn't that long ago), being emo wasn't about the way you dressed, it was about your emotions. It was the "no one understands me" mentality, and it generally meant you were a bit on the sad side. I would've been considered emo, but I didn't really dress the part.
The emo fashion was more mainstream. No emo kids actually dressed that way because it was like claiming that you're emo. True emo kids don't call themselves emo. You either have other people telling you that you're emo (and you deny it, like I did), or you come to the realization later on that you were emo (again, like I did).
I can only think of one goth kid who went to my school. She had the emo mentality, but she dressed in dark, baggy clothes--it was all considered an extension of her feelings.
The ones who are into the fashion are just scene kids. Or they were back when I knew the social hierarchy of high school.0