Kang Taeyang will walk into your life being overexcited and bright. It's fitting that he's named after the sun, because he lights up everything just like it. He has an easygoing nature that makes everyone smile and goofy personality that warms up even the coldest of hearts. Taeyang is loud and talkative and will drone on and on until he loses his voice. Everything is significant to him, so he'll keep on talking so he can show its significance. To most people, Taeyang is viewed as a nice, modest person who has a penchant for being cute. He's much more complex than he lets on and is greatly misunderstood.
Although he shows this exterior to the world, watched closely, you see that he's a relatively calm person. He never really had much of a voice and it shows in the way that he speaks. He very much differs from one of his best friends, Theo, in that it takes him quite awhile to say anything that's truly 'good'. It's hard for him to express deeper thoughts because he tends to confuse others with them. Likewise, Taeyang is bad at containing his emotions, so his facial expressions more than make up for whatever he wants to say. As much as he tries, he can't hide when he's sad or when he's annoyed. It's hard to put those sorts of emotions into words.
Taeyang has a strong need for praise and validation. His confidence to things that he knows comes from him seeking validation from everyone else. He suffers from bouts of self-doubt from time to time, and especially in his younger days. Praise is one of his biggest motivators and when he doesn’t get validated he gets a bit nervous or irritated. He knows that his confidence sometimes oversteps boundaries, so Taeyang makes an effort to reel it back.
Taeyang admits that he has exhibitionist tendencies. Through his dancing, he loves the way that he can make people's eyes fall upon him with one move. He likes being watched and he likes the smiles the people's faces. Taeyang likes getting attention and tries a lot to get it from other people, but only if he needs to. There's still times where he retreats into himself and shames himself for wanting the stares. But after awhile, he tells himself that it's only natural to want the spotlight. After years of being not being able to be his own person, he loves just being himself and being loved for it.