The Real Reason Stray Kids’ Bang Chan Makes Such A Great Leader

He takes care of his “kids.”

Stray KidsBang Chan is someone who has a lot of responsibility as the leader of the group. But why is he so well suited for the job?

Bang Chan | JYP Entertainment

In an interview with Teen Vogue, Bang Chan revealed that as the oldest of his siblings, he used to take care of his brother and sister. He spent that time telling them stories and playing games.

I’d be at home taking care of the kids when my parents would be at work. So my imagination would run wild.

— Bang Chan

Bang Chan and his siblings | @realstraykids/Instagram

Bang Chan’s ability to lead started early on, as is evident in his relationship with his brother and sister. That sense of responsibility probably has something to do with his personality. Bang Chan likes helping others.

I always like doing stuff for other people. I have learned to accept that I am someone who thinks about others before myself.

— Bang Chan

(left to right) Stray Kids’ Lee Know, Seungmin, Hyunjin, Bang Chan, Felix, Changbin, I.N, and Han | JYP Entertainment

Bang Chan thinks highly of the rest of the members of Stray Kids. It helps that they listen to him.

They are angels. Okay, they’re not angels. They’re good little demons. Let’s put it that way. They’re just really nice kids, and they listen to what I have to say. I listen to what they have to say, too. We communicate a lot. It’s all thanks to them that I can be who I am right now.

— Bang Chan

Changbin explains what he thinks of his leader.

He has a strong sense of responsibility, and makes a lot of sacrifices for the team.

— Changbin

Bang Chan and Changbin | JYP Entertainment

Han adds that Bang Chan is a “good older brother, a good friend, a good person, and a perfect leader.” 

But how does Bang Chan maintain his image as a good leader? Well, he doesn’t necessarily think of himself as such.

The moment that you accept that you’re a good leader, it means that you’re not a good leader.

— Bang Chan

Even if Bang Chan doesn’t think of himself as a good leader, the rest of Stray Kids do. What could be better than that?


Source: Teen Vogue

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