Ok everyone seems to get this wrong and it frustrates me at times. Emo does and always has stood for emotive. It does not mean emotional, but instead ties in with the concept of emotion, the ability to feel. Many emo teens and adults have a creative side to them, a stranger fashion sense, a different way of viewing the world. Many emos ARE emotional because no one gets them, they may have problems, they may cut or do dumb things, but this DOES NOT DEFINE THEM. I hate when people assume all emos cut themselves or are emotional. Not true. I suggest people who think this, do some research and find out for yourself.