K-Pop fans alike are quick to note the status of BTS and the milestones they have achieved seven years into their career. These inherent character traits they have presented since their debut have made it no wonder that if anyone were to change the world, it’s these guys.
1. Putting their noses to the grindstone.
BTS have revealed on numerous occasions how dedicated they are to their craft, saying they can practice anywhere from 10-15 hours a day.
Mr. Son, their choreographer, revealed how long it takes for them to master a dance.
They only take about 3-4 days to learn the steps but about a month to perfect it and bring it to the stage. They train more than 10 hours each day.
– Mr. Son
Even in songs such as Dope, they boast about their dedication to succeed.
I worked all night, every day
While you were playing in the club.
2. Staying genuinely connected with ARMY.
BTS have always shown their gratitude towards their fans by cultivating a true connection and maintaining it. This bond is extremely evident in their lyrics, their messages to fans, and any opportunity they get to express their feelings.
For believing in someone like me
For dealing with these tears and wounds
For becoming my light
For becoming the flower in the most beautiful moment in life
—2! 3! (Still Wishing For More Good Days)
They share their deepest worries, joys, aspirations, and ideas with their fans which creates a deep bond unlike any other.
As a way to pay fans back, they always make time to communicate via SNS despite busy schedules and never forget to express their gratitude on stage.
3. Their connection with eachother.
The bond BTS has grown with eachother since their predebut days is a priceless brotherhood that only they can understand.
From suffering through trainee days together, to embarking on world tours, they have had many life-changing experiences with their second family.
BTS have expressed their love for eachother in various songs, including V and Jimin‘s bond in their duo song, Friend.
One day when this cheer dies down, stay (Ayy), hey (Ayy)
Stay by my side
For eternity, keep staying here stay (Ayy), hey (Ayy)
Like your tiny pinky
Longer than seven summers and cold winters
Longer than numerous promises and memories.
4. Authentically being themselves.
Perhaps one of the most captivating things about BTS is the way they are not afraid to show their true selves. From being absolutely hysterical and cringe-worthy…
…to being open about the hardships and difficulties facing them…
…BTS showcase themselves in a natural way that makes it easy for fans to see their true souls and relate to them.
There’s endless sand and the rough wind
I’m still looking at a desert
I wanted to have the sea so I swallowed you up
But I’m even thirstier than before
Is what I know really the ocean?
Or a blue desert?
Communicating these issues in songs such as Sea, they contrast a blue sea (happiness, fulfillment) with a barren desert (hardships, despair).
Being open about both the ups and downs of their journeys is a healthy way to express their feelings, and also helps fans truly resonate with them not only as artists, but as people.
5. Staying grounded.
BTS have not forgotten their roots, and continue to display these qualities. They are just as passionate and hardworking as always, and even have grown a new sense of responsibility as world renowned artists.
They have broadened their goals to not only succeed in music, but to bring change to the world. From campaigns such as UNICEF’s LOVE MYSELF to speaking at the United Nations, BTS are out to do good.
These honorable qualities of BTS make them more than just a talented group of guys, but also incredibly hardworking and genuine people that are doing something that no one will forget any time soon.