BTS is made up of seven members, which means there are very diverse personalities in the group. Some members are extremely outgoing and talkative, taking charge of any conversations that come up. Meanwhile, there are also those who often blend into the background and don’t talk much unless they have something significant to say.
Jungkook, for example, falls into the second category. Many fans know he can be rather shy, but Jungkook recently revealed he used to be more outgoing. In fact, there was one moment during his childhood that turned him into a shy person.
Jungkook is known for being the quiet youngest member of BTS
Anyone who has seen enough videos of BTS could probably see that Jungkook, the youngest member of the group, is not the loudest person in the room. While there are members like Jin and J-Hope who easily speak their mind and can talk about anything, Jungkook often stays quiet in the background. He usually does not say much unless prompted and can be quite a wallflower.
Jungkook apparently became shy during 1 moment in his childhood
Some fans might find it surprising that there was a point in Jungkook’s life when he was not very shy.
In a new interview with Japan’s FC Magazine, Jungkook opens up about his childhood, noting that she was a rather “mischevious” kid.
“I was a very mischievous boy when I was young,” Jungkook says, according to Koreaboo. “I loved playing outside as a kid. I really hated studying though. I got in trouble by my mom a lot. I was the type of kid who would run down the hallway and eat lunch fast at school (laughs). I even tried out for a b-boy competition even though I wasn’t good at it.”
However, Jungkook’s personality changed when he started auditioning to become a singer. He shares that being around a lot of new people in audition halls made him want to retreat inside his shell.
Jungkook says, “I became intimidated by the large crowd. I started to shrink after being surrounded by so many strangers. This might be the time that I began being shy around people I didn’t know.”
Jungkook has talked about the pressure fame has on him
Perhaps another reason why Jungkook does not open up to new people easily is his fame. Jungkook is in BTS, one of the most popular bands in the world right now. As such, people pay attention to everything he says, and things could easily be taken out of context.
In a 2019 interview with Paper Magazine, Jungkook revealed that the greatest challenge of being famous is “when something I said or did caused an issue or made people feel disappointed.” Because of this, he often puts a lot of thought into his actions.
“I realized that I should think twice before I do anything, and not forget where I am, no matter what situation I may be in,” Jungkook said. “The pressure [of being perfect] is always there. But I want to show them that I am improving.”