During a recording for an episode of Mnet‘s “4Show,” TEEN TOP‘s Niel shared that he believes he suffers from sociophobia. He said, “I′m very cautious towards people. I guess you can call it sociophobia?”
He revealed himseld to be actually very introverted. He said that he dislikes to be in crowded places and prefers to spend time on his own. Since the symptoms of sociophobia include “intense fear in one or more social situations,” he might indeed suffer from the disease, but since he’s still able to perform in front of big audiences, it may just be a case of simple shyness.
The second season of “4Show” intends to reveal more of Niel’s personal side, such as this honest confession. The show will also count with many people close to Niel, such as his producer, Shinhwa‘s Andy, and TEEN TOP’s L.Joe.
Meanwhile, Niel is getting ready to his solo debut with the self-composed song “Affogato” in February. If he really has sociophobia, these will be difficult times for him, since he’ll have to do a lot of performances and interviews on his own.
We wish Niel good luck on his solo debut, and hope that he’ll succeed with it!
Edited by: Laura Dees