Many expect idols to be extroverted, especially since their job involves them putting themselves out there as public figures. That’s not always the case, and these nine idols show that people can still be introverted despite the fame.
1. Red Velvet’s Irene
Irene, who surprisingly has a beagle like personality once people get close to her, is known to be shy when around strangers. When she worked as an MC for Music Bank, she was not familiar with fellow MC Park Bogum, and it took a long time for the two to get comfortable around her.
People have said that it’s even hard to exchange phone numbers with the idol!
2. EXO’s D.O.
It’s been said that D.O. is so introverted to the point that his voice changes depending on how close he is to a person! When filming the movie Pure Love, he had to get acquainted with his female lead, Kim So Hyun. It was not an easy task, and the director had to ask D.O. to get in touch with the actress so they could get close.
3. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon
Despite how Taeyeon is active in variety shows and broadcasting, she is a quiet person who loves nail art and playing online games by herself. She clings to people she’s close and is distant to people she is unacquainted with.
4. B1A4’s Jinyoung
Jinyoung is very quiet by nature. He takes time to be familiar with people, but everyone always falls for his charms!
5. EXID’s Hani
Despite how energetic and outgoing Hani seems while on variety shows, it’s been said that she had to put in all her effort to not show any signs of awkwardness when she was an MC for Weekly Idol. Hani doesn’t have many celebrity friends due to her introverted personality.
6. BTS’s Jungkook
Jungkook is bright and comfortable with his members now, but it took BTS‘s maknae a long time to overcome his awkwardness and shyness. Jungkook was so shy to the point that he would only shower after all his members went to sleep as not to disturb them.
7. Apink’s Naeun
Apink‘s Naeun is so introverted that she felt awkward when doing fan service during her early debut days. She had to work very hard to overcome this and is now familiar with her fans, and is well-known as the “Queen of Fan Service.”
8. Highlight Doojoon
Despite his beagle-like personality in variety shows, the idol is actually quiet and introverted when in private. He is timid, which is why he doesn’t have many entertainer friends.
9. INFINITE’s Sunggyu
Sunggyu has taken a personality test which proves that he’s introverted, and the idol has admitted that he finds it difficult to express himself. He has stated that he enjoys time alone rather than with others.