7 K-Pop Idols Who Play The “Middle Child” Role As Mediators Of Their Groups
In every K-pop group, you have the leader and the maknae (youngest). But there is also always a member who takes on the diplomat role, and helps ensure a smooth and peaceful atmosphere within their team. These idols are generally spontaneous and agreeable, and they know exactly how to maintain peace within the group by trying their best to resolve conflict the moment they catch wind of it, or just do their part to keep up the group’s energy.
Here are seven K-pop idols who live up to their part as the mediator of their group.
1. BTS’s J-Hope
“I’m your hope, you’re my hope, I’m J-Hope” is the best way to describe Hoseok in one expression. Being the ray of sunshine he is, he effortlessly puts people around him at ease. He’s very thoughtful and meticulous, which shows both in his talents and his tendency to look after his members’ well-being. He’s always making sure that the other members of BTS are safe, comfortable, and well-fed. See for yourselves in the clip below!
2. EXO’s Chanyeol
Another idol who fits the mediator description is Chanyeol. He is very close with his members, and shows his constant support when they’re promoting their solo works. He also enjoys teasing them a lot, successfully putting a smile on their faces every single time. Behind his happy virus image, he’s a level-headed person who tends to hide his personal struggles in order not to worry anyone, and he always puts EXO and EXO-Ls first.
3. TWICE’s Jeongyeon
Being the mother figure of the group, Jeongyeon is very loving and always takes good care of the other TWICE members. She always lets them be in the front on stage, but also looks after them off stage. She makes sure to keep them sheltered no matter the weather, and she is literally a shoulder to cry on when her members need to be comforted.
4. NCT’s Lucas
On top of his visuals and talent, one more thing that sets Lucas apart is his unique personality. His fellow NCT members named him the mood maker of the group, and he definitely earned his title! By simply being himself, he generates funny (and extra) content which guarantees constant hilarity and a whole lot of energy for everyone around him.
We have another idol who brings life to his entourage with his bright personality, and it’s none other than Minhyuk. He is kind and sweet towards his members, and he exudes strong beagle-like energy, which highlights his adorable and silly side. MONSTA X is definitely lucky to have such vivacity around!
6. EXID’s Hyelin
Hyelin is a happy-chappy girl who wants to see people around her happy as well. Acting as a conciliator, she always makes sure that the other EXID girls are getting along, and she doesn’t like it when conflict arises. Additionally, she doesn’t shy away from showing her goofy side, much to her members’ (and fans’) entertainment!
7. TXT’s Beomgyu
Being TXT’s “middle child,” Beomgyu always brings good vibes to the mix and successfully passes it on to the rest of the group. Lively and easygoing, he also shows his playful side at times. Thanks to his affection and attentiveness, he’s able to make the people around him comfortable pretty much effortlessly.
Which K-pop idol makes the perfect mediator of their group? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.