do you think taemins real personality is really different from the one him show on the variety shows?
(Here it comes another extended, personal and emotional opinion by admin) It depends on which way. When it comes to express his opinion, to do his jokes, to have fun, he has become freer, he doesn’t like to be silent behind his hyungs anymore. But when it comes to express his inner feelings, his emotions, it’s really hard for him - he has stated this lots of times already. What I feel as a person that can understand why he does it, he’s a person that feels way free to show his friendly side because even being such a shy person he really likes to interact with people - especially with his closest friends, SHINee members and shawols; at the end being shy means only being it at the beginning, you stop once you’re confident with the other person. But he’s really a private person, not only for protecting his family and his personal life, but because of how he takes care of his soul. I don’t think he doesn’t cry for being a cold person, or that he doesn’t like to express his love for others, but probably that means SO much for him that he’s careful about it, he’s conscious about what his gestures and his words really have a meaning. I think he sometimes doesn’t know how to act or what to say because he might feel people believe he’s still a silent and shy person, when he’s really into trying to show his real self, but it’s really hard and it means opening his real self to the world and that sometimes can be dangerous. Not because he can hurt others, but because others can truly hurt him.
Even if people would like to start rumours about his bromance with Kai he won’t care because you can truly notice he has such a pure love for him, he has such a confidence, he’s not afraid to show his love for his friend, he hugs him, he gets really close to him. And if you don’t notice those details with his friends, you can notice it for example with each member of SHINee. He loves Onew so, so, so, so much, you can feel the love in his eyes, when he hugs him, when he pays attention to his words, how he searches for his approval every time. People might wonder why I love the friendship between Jonghyun and Taemin, and one of the reasons is that Taemin relies on Jonghyun SO much when it comes to his feelings - like when they cried together when Ace album was released -, they’re truly a big big support to each other, they’ve been together for such a long time and they share that deep connection, they might know the fears and weaknesses of each other. With Key the friendship is much funnier because Taemin lives to troll Key, but when Taemin searches for him to touch his hand, to kiss him, to hug him, it really shows how comfortable he feels with him. With Minho is almost the same, they’re the maknae line and they’ll show the dorkiest side when they’re together, but yes, you can feel also he has a lovely trust in Minho, he won’t care when he goes to play with him.
Taemin is showing more of his real self lately and I’m happy because this means he’s opening his heart to us. Of course we need to understand he can’t do this on a random TV show where he might be participating with people he hasn’t developed yet a long time together with, so in case he has inner feelings he wants to show to the rest, he needs to know how to express them without hurting himself and hurting the others. Taemin is, for me, such a warm and lovely human being, I understand why sometimes he needs to protect himself from what people might believe just because they don’t understand his lovely personality. Ahhhh…………. TT