The most common Goth stereotype held by non-Goths, the Mopey Goths are the ones who take the whole “dark and gloomy” aspect of Goth far too seriously. They feel that to be Goth, one must never appear to be remotely happy. They will most often be found at home in their rooms, writing angsty poetry or diaries of their doom and gloom, or else lurking in shadowy corners of clubs, waiting for someone to come and try to talk to them (so they can tell them that they’d rather be alone).As for music, anything goes provided that it is as dark and as torture-ridden as their souls.
They’re also the type who will most likely wear the most black, and will most likely paint their room black (and possibly the lightbulbs, too).
Other Goths tend to find this type annoying for their self-centered nature, their attention seeking behaviour and for moaning about their life which usually isn’t really all that bad. But one shouldn’t be too hard on the poor old Mopey Goth. Most of the time, they are simply moody teenagers (and we all know how bad it can be to be a teen), and they’ll soon see the lighter side of the dark and start enjoying their chosen lifestyle.
They may, alternatively, be any other type of Goth on a bad day. In which case, just give them a snakebite & black and a hug and they’ll eventually come around.