When I first came on Ask some time ago, I also was inquiring about emo...and one person with the username Sommer gave me this explanation. It helped me, so here it is for you!
"emo girl is someone who is emotional.... moody, sad, mad...stays around other kids that are like them, does't want to hang with kids who are acting lame.. immature.. emo kids are quite intelligent but you wont see it, only through their work.....someone who wants to be alone, kinda....they can be depressed a little, but they are friendly people if you get to know them more.....judging is the worst, they are neat regualr ppl, hope this helps a little.
"sommer adds: thank you for asking......anytime, Emo Kids are not dangerously psycho either.....even though a lot of ppl would think they are by how they dress or express themselves.....they like to wear the dark colors (Gothic)"
I don't believe that "emo" people have certain things that they do. What people usually refer to as "emo" people are people who usually dress in all black, seem down or depressed, and listen to rock music. When I was younger the people that acted like that were referred to as goth. People seem to associate being "emo" with self-injuring also, but that's not necessarily true.
theirs a girl in my class that is emo she cuts herself but doesn't look goth she wears bright colors and has blonde hair she isn't depressed either she is like one of those popular people off of movies but she isn't popular.