Music

How Goth Are You?

Here's a handy quiz to help you measure just how deep your inner pain really is.

Posted on
  1. 1. What is your go-to hairstyle?

    Blow-dried sidesweep
    Blow-dried sidesweep

    Your hair's naturally curly, right? How long does this take you in the morning??

    Matted bedhead
    Matted bedhead

    This look is achieved by grinding your head into a pillow in agony, then adding hairspray.

    Hairspray sunburst
    Hairspray sunburst

    Your face constantly looks like it's exploding out of your own hair.

    Brown and boring because your stupid parents won't let you dye it
    Brown and boring because your stupid parents won't let you dye it

    "Mom, can I at least do a STREAK?"

    Shaved on one side, long on the other
    Shaved on one side, long on the other

    Show a little skull.

    Sharp razor bob
    Sharp razor bob

    Severe, just like you.

  2. 2. What is your biggest pet peeve?

    Parents visibly steer their children away from you on the sidewalk.
    Parents visibly steer their children away from you on the sidewalk.

    They don't get that you just LOOK scary! These fangs pop right out, see? Oh, wait, now the kid is sobbing.

    No one can pronounce the goth pseudonym you chose to hide the fact that your real name is Susan.
    No one can pronounce the goth pseudonym you chose to hide the fact that your real name is Susan.

    Why couldn't your parents have named you "Prystess Eliphyre Vampyrina" instead of something so totally weird?

    You can't decide whether to use a free afternoon writing poetry, making music, or painting.
    You can't decide whether to use a free afternoon writing poetry, making music, or painting.

    There are just TOO many ways to express the turmoil of your inner soul sometimes, you know?

    Mall cops won't let you loiter in the food court unless you're eating something.
    Mall cops won't let you loiter in the food court unless you're eating something.

    But you already spent all your money on leather spike collars!

    How could you pick when EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD IS SO PAINFUL?
    How could you pick when EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD IS SO PAINFUL?

    Your pet peeve is the ongoing struggle of being alive.

    Too many people want to date you. It's, like, so annoying!
    Too many people want to date you. It's, like, so annoying!

    The above website will never, ever grace the screen of your laptop, as you're already rolling in potential paramours.

  3. 3. What is your favorite goth band?

    Bauhaus
    Bauhaus

    "BELA LUGOSI'S DEAD"

    Sisters of Mercy
    Sisters of Mercy

    "I HEAR EMPIRE DOWN"

    HIM
    HIM

    "WHEN LOVE AND DEATH EMBRACE"

    The Cure
    The Cure

    "BOYS DON'T CRY"

    Nine Inch Nails
    Nine Inch Nails

    "HEAD LIKE A HOLE, BLACK AS YOUR SOUL"

    Evanescence
    Evanescence

    "WAKE ME UP INSIIIDE"

  4. 4. What is your favorite animal?

    Ravens
    Ravens

    You like that they're symbols of death.

    Black cats
    Black cats

    They represent evil forces at work, just like you.

    Venomous snakes
    Venomous snakes

    Not only your favorite animal, but also your favorite accessory. Who says "boa" has to mean one or the other?

    Rats
    Rats

    They remind people of the filth of existence, which you see everywhere you go.

    Your family dog
    Your family dog

    Dogs are totally goth, right? R-right?

    Vampire bats
    Vampire bats

    You'd totally transform into one if you could.

  5. 5. What gothic article of clothing or accessory would you never leave the house/coven without?

    Cape
    Cape

    You're not *actually* a vampire, but that can be our little secret.

    Slipknot shirt
    Slipknot shirt

    Hot Topic's finest.

    Ankh necklace
    Ankh necklace

    The Egyptian symbol of eternal life, which is perfect for an undead being like yourself.

    Black lipstick
    Black lipstick

    Every word that comes out of your mouth has to pass through ~darkness~ first.

    Parasol and fan
    Parasol and fan

    Satan FORBID the sun ever touch your perfectly sallow skin.

    "Edgy" temporary tattoos

    "You're SURE these wash off in the shower, right?"

  6. 6. What is your most embarrassing moment?

    You tried to dance in seven-inch platform boots at the local industrial club and promptly ate shit.
    You tried to dance in seven-inch platform boots at the local industrial club and promptly ate shit.

    You didn't realize that anything more ambitious than shifting daintily from side to side would result in disaster. And, also, that DANCING ISN'T GOTH.

    You thought that Marilyn Manson was an Old Hollywood movie star.
    You thought that Marilyn Manson was an Old Hollywood movie star.

    Everyone else at the seance was like, "WHO INVITED THIS LOSER?"

    You burst into tears in an inappropriate place during an existential crisis and everyone laughed and was like,
    You burst into tears in an inappropriate place during an existential crisis and everyone laughed and was like, "Again?"

    Wait, this still happens to you at least once a day because life is UNFORGIVINGLY CRUEL AND FULL OF TORMENT.

    You were supposed to go see a midnight screening of Rocky Horror with your friends, but got grounded for not doing your homework.
    You were supposed to go see a midnight screening of Rocky Horror with your friends, but got grounded for not doing your homework.

    At least now all your cool goth pals won't know you're a V FOR VIRGIN.

    You tried to do a charcoal portrait of a vampire, but everyone in your art class mistook it for the guy from Fall Out Boy.
    You tried to do a charcoal portrait of a vampire, but everyone in your art class mistook it for the guy from Fall Out Boy.

    You haven't even listened to them since middle school! UGH.

    During a discussion of your favorite literature, you accidentally said you loved Ayn Rand when you meant Anne Rice.
    During a discussion of your favorite literature, you accidentally said you loved Ayn Rand when you meant Anne Rice.

    You've never actually read either, so it was bound to happen at some point.

  7. 7. What is your favorite movie?

    Nightmare Before Christmas
    Nightmare Before Christmas

    Aw, look at the cute little skeleton!

    The Crow
    The Crow

    You model your everyday look on his badass leather trench coat/white makeup aesthetic.

    Nosferatu
    Nosferatu

    To you, all other vampires are total poseurs.

    The Craft
    The Craft

    They're JUST LIKE you, except you can't get the Ouija to spell anything but "GKLBH."

    The Birds
    The Birds

    The birds represent the world's bloodthirsty forces trying to oppress your inner spirit.

    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    You identify closely with a misunderstood monster forged from an oh-so-twisted world.

How Goth Are You?

You got: FAKE GOTH

Like Bella Swan, you're pretending to be goth because you think it looks cool, but you have no idea what INNER TURMOIL is truly all about. Ohhhhh, you're soooo sad that two hot monster-dudes are trying to get it. Life is sooooo hard. GO BACK TO HOLLISTER BECAUSE YOU AIN'T GOTH, B.

FAKE GOTH
Via fanpop.com
Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.
Get the app
You got: King/Queen of the Goths

You are spiritual twins with Siouxsie, the genre's most beloved queen of darkness, the Beyoncé of goths, if you will. You're dark and mysterious, but that's exactly what people find most intriguing and attractive about you, ya A+ goth.

King/Queen of the Goths
Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.
Get the app
You got: SADDEST GOTH EVER

Oh, honey. Like Robert Smith of The Cure, you are one tragic goth. It was difficult for you to see this quiz through your tears, yes? Congratulations and also I'm sorry: You're the perfect embodiment of goth misery.

SADDEST GOTH EVER
Via google.com
Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.
Get the app
You got: Hot Topic Baby Goth

Aw, you're a fledgling baby goth! SO CUTE! Don't make that face; it's not a bad thing, exactly. You're on the right goth track, but are still figuring out how to properly express your anguish. A tip? Keep away from Hot Topic if you want to be taken seriously.

Hot Topic Baby Goth
Via google.com
Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.
Get the app
You got: Unrepentant Weirdo Goth

You're a fucking FREAK and you want everyone to know all about it and it RULES. You don't care if some people think you're the antichrist because you're too busy smearing fake blood all over everything in sight and then writhing around in it; they just don't understand self-expression.

Unrepentant Weirdo Goth
Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.
Get the app
You got: Art Goth

You're the kind of goth who refuses to be pigeonholed. Much like Trent Reznor's, your creative genius transcends labels, but you're totally a dark and dismal goth at heart.

Art Goth
Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.
Get the app