On the December 12 airing of 'Kang Ta's Starry Night', DJ Kangta commented, "People say Taemin is an 'ideal idol'. In your opinion, what makes an 'ideal idol', Taemin?"
Taemin replied, "I think 'ideal' has no end. I believe the standards continue to get higher."
During the talk, Taemin also shared that he hasn't had a break longer than a week since he debuted. He explained, "I've never spent the year-end with my family. It's been over 10 years." When asked about his Christmas memories, Taemin said, "It was the only day I was given a break but I drank too much on Christmas Eve so my day just ended like that."