Monday, July 2, 2012

Goths: Extroverts or Introverts?

Introvert: a person who is energized by being alone and drained by being around people

Introvert Qualities: 
  • enjoy thinking and exploring their thoughts and feelings
  • social events drain their energy even if they have good social skills
  • if they want to be alone they need to "recharge" from their lastest social event or just want time to think about their thoughts
  • conversations are usually about ideas and concepts
  • more private and quiet
  • like to work alone
60% of the gifted population is introverted and 25-40% of the general population are introverts

Extrovert: one who is outgoing; sociable or concerned with outer affairs

Extrovert Qualities: 
  • projects energy to people and things
  • social
  • outgoing
  • relaxed
  • confident
  • lots of friends
  • enjoy social gatherings
  • in a professional sense they tend to be assertive
  • prefer to work around other people
More than 75% of the general population are extroverts

Now, we know what introverts and extroverts are. We know what percent of they are of the general population or "gifted" population. But what percent are they in the gothic population?

Are Goths more introverted? Or extroverted? Are we private or outgoing?

I believe Goths are half and half. We have some reserved people walking amongst us. But we also have some of thee most outgoing and bubbly people.

Is Adora Batbrat not proof of the extrovert goth? Bubbly and outgoing?

The goth subculture is credited of over 500 types of goths. Ranging from the candy goth to the ice goth and the deathrockers to the romantigoths and all the others in between (fairy goth, vampire goth, egyptian goth, and more!!). 

Goth is a complex subculture with many different kinds of people. Some sweet and softspoken. Others go for what they want and are rarely afraid. Introverts and extroverts. But no matter our differences we are all united with our love for the dark, different, and quirky.

If you would like to learn more about introverts you can go to the magazine article here.

If you would like to learn about extroverts you can go here.

Music Monday

"Fades Like a Song" by gothic rock band Bella Morte. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Goths and Relationships

Does a Goth have to date another, and only another Goth? Are outsiders to the Goth scene off limits??

 There is no rule restricting us in our love lives. We can date whomever we want. 

Moi, personally is dating a "normal" person. (Although I have turned him darker. I just think I brought out his already hidden personality. He has confessed to me that he has always wanted to be, what is known as a 'Greaser'.) 

Many Goths do. And many of us do date darker personalities. Examples: other Goths, Punks, Metalheads, Emos, etc. 

If dating someone outside the scene remember, DON'T TRY TO CHANGE WHO THEY ARE!!!!!

First of all, are you not dating them because they are who they are? Trying to change them will only raise problems in your relationship. They will feel you do not love them for who they are and this will give a negative opinion on the Goth scene. 

It is important in these relationships that you two understand and respect each other. You both can't be trying to change each other. An occasional dress up would do no harm if your partner is on board- don't force them!!

Other than that, you two should be fine. (Unless you two have issues that all couples do: jealousy, possesiveness, demanding, etc)

Music Monday

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Neo-Victorian Goth

Neo-Victorian Goth are similar to Victorian Goths except they add futuristic elements to their clothing. Bloomers are very popular. 

Most Neo-Victorians chose to listen to dark cabaret which would include Emilie Autumn, Hannah Fury, and the Dresden Dolls. They may also choose to listen to industrial and steampunk. Of course they can listen to what ever they wish.

Victorian Goth

Victorian Goths are poised and dignified goths that dress in the Victorian fashion. Most of them dress historically accurate. 

Corsets and lace are very popular in this scene. The most popular fashion is the Victorian formal dress and mourning garb. 

Many enjoy activities that where common and popular  in Victorian times-- masquerades, tea parties, and poetry readings. 

A Victorian- inspired band is Rasputina. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Romantigoths are goths who take romance to a whole other level. Obviously this type of goth comes from the blending of the words 'romantic' and 'goth'. 

This type of goth embodies romance, decadance. A view that darkness and beauty are one and the same. They represent the original style of gothic architecture and literature. 

These goths typically dress in extravagent fashions of eras past. They are not acurate in their wardrobe historically wise unlike other goths, say the Victorian goth. They dress in silk, lace, and velvet. 

A Romantigoth usually looks elegant, graceful, and poised. They can usually be found having graveyard picnics or in a candlelight setting. 

Poetry, corsets, and coffins are of high value. Common accessories are the top hat and parasol. 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Goth Hair Tutorail by FilleDePorcelaine

Goth Names

 Many Goths take on different names or a persona. It is not a requirement of the goth scene, you can keep your  regular name. 

Goths can take up a goth name because they don't like their name and wish to change it or another person dubbed them something and wish to keep it. 

I know for a fact my friend Jannice and I discussed the subject once and she told me about how she wishes to change her name to 'Raven'. We then went on to discuss goth names we would like to adopt. I said I wouldn't mind being called 'Talon' since I have such long nails and everybody notices and comments on them (I will post a picture in the future when I grown them again), but said I felt a goth name must be given by someone else. 

And that is why I've changed my to The Princess of Darkness. My boyfriend has called me this along with many others and some people call me this as well or have added their own names to my ever growing mental list. 

Of course if you don't want to wait for someone to call  a goth name, you can always look one up for yourself and make the change. Trust me, there are A LOT of sites out there. 

Ill give you some help though, if you want a goth name. 

Goth Names for Girls:

 Raven (can also be spelled Raeven, Ravyen, Raiven)
 Dark Angel
 Dark Angel
 or anything starting with "Mistress", "Lady", etc

Goth Names for Guys: 

 Damien (or Damian)
 or any bloody sounding name or demon names

Of course these are just a few suggestions. There are many names out there. Look them up, im sure you will find one to your liking. 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Punk Goth

Punk Goth is when Goth was still new, coming out of the Punk scene. 

Fishnets, ripped up t-shirts, and chain belts can be seen. The Deathhawk also comes to mind. In other words, they still dressed like Punks with a "gothic" twist. 

They are also known as the 80s Goths and BatCavers

They are not that fond of Cybergoths, often saying that they "killed the scene." 

Seeing as they are the 80s Goths or, the original goths, they   
 would listen to the Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division, Alien Sex Fiend, The Cure, etc.