10 K-Pop Idols Who Are Actually Introverts, Just Like You
1. Irene (Red Velvet)
Irene is usually a very quiet and introverted person, to the point where people think she’s withdrawn.
Her on-stage charisma makes her seem outgoing, but Irene is a homebody at heart. ReVeLuvs know that Irene is pretty funny, but her shyness comes out when she is put on the spot in interviews and on variety shows.
2. D.O. (EXO)
In an interview, D.O described himself as a quiet person who is shy amongst strangers but gets more comfortable with people as he gets to know them better.
D.O’s bashful side jumps out when his members aren’t around, like during press conferences and interviews for the K-Dramas he has acted in.
3. Naeun (Apink)
Many people who appear “cold” are actually just shy. Naeun‘s fellow member, Chorong, once said that Naeun appears unapproachable at first glance, but she’s a great person to have deep conversations with.
Naeun’s shyness shone through when she received a cute “confession” from Gugudan‘s Mina. When Mina was on Produce 101, she performed Apink‘s “I Don’t Know” and sang Naeun’s parts.
4. Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation)
During their trainee days, Taeyeon was such an introvert that Yuri wondered if she was even in the same room as the rest of their group. Taeyeon might be shy about speaking, but she makes her presence known the moment she opens her mouth to sing.
the one and only Kim Taeyeon giving flowers to Yoona and looking like a shy and flustered fan… I can't even 😂 pic.twitter.com/ExSxYbC2EC
— j-line trash ☆ For MINA 💛 (@ggsonce) July 24, 2019
Taeyeon’s adorable shyness could even be seen when she gave flowers to her own member, YoonA!
5. Jungkook (BTS)
Jungkook‘s personality type is INFP, which means he is introverted, but he deeply values close relationships with others.
When Jungkook arrived in Seoul to train at Big Hit Entertainment, he was so shy that he wouldn’t shower until the rest of his members were asleep. He has credited his more outgoing members, like V, with helping him to gradually come out of his shell.
6. Krystal [f(x)]
When Krystal was first starting her career, she would shake while singing, due to shyness and nerves, and she was very quiet off stage. According to her member, Victoria, she kept her hair down and meekly greeted others.
Like Naeun, this shy starlet looks cold and unapproachable, so much so that she earned the nickname, “Ice Princess”!
7. Leo (VIXX)
Leo is so reserved and shy that it makes him come off aloof, but he’s actually warm-hearted.
His shyness shows at fan meetings…
…and whenever he does aegyo!
8. Mark (GOT7)
A professional psychologist determined that Mark is 13% introverted and only 2% extroverted. He also stated that Mark is prudent, quiet, and thorough.
Like Leo, Mark can’t do aegyo without turning into a bashful, little fluffball!
9. Mina (TWICE)
Mina‘s fans all agree that she is an introvert, based on how shy and reserved she is. When on camera, she often shies away from talking.
Thankfully, Mina has extroverted members who accept her for who she is and help her to be more outgoing.
10. Taemin (SHINee)
Taemin was always introverted as a child and would not even be able to talk to the older women in his staff, but now he’s comfortable enough to joke around with them.
Back in 2013, Taemin had plenty of shy moments with his “wife” and fellow introvert, Naeun, on We Got Married.