I recently stumbled upon a column So Jisub himself wrote for Naver News in 2012. I’ve translated it into a few parts, since it’s pretty long. Here’s part 1:
# I’ve changed into an extrovert?
Recently, a lot of people tell me that my personality has changed. They mean that I’m brighter and talk more than before. But I don’t think my personality itself has changed. I just think that, because I’ve been acting a long time and deal with a lot of people, the way in which I deal with them has changed. The people close to me will know. The kind of person I am, I mean.
I think I came to a sudden realization. By that, I mean that my personality makes people around me uncomfortable. The moment I realized that, I changed bit by bit. At first, the job “celebrity” did not fit in well with my nature. I even wondered, “Why do I have to look good to others?” Nowadays, although I don’t compromise, I do discussions and negotiations. That way, things will go smoothly. That much, I can do.