The 5 Kinds Of Boy Band Members–Who’s Your Type?

boy bands archetypes one direction

Which one are YOU into? | Source: WENN.com

If you’ve ever liked a boy band (and if you say you haven’t, I bet you’re lying), you know that almost every boy band is made up of five members with very distinct personalities–kind of like the Spice Girls, except with dudes. The idea is that there’s something there (i.e. a type of guy) for everybody! Don’t believe me? Well, let’s take a closer look at the science of boy bands:

There’s the bad boy
Don’t tell me you don’t like bad boys, because you so do. He’s the one with maybe just a hint of facial hair. The one who doesn’t smile that often in photos. He seems dangerous (even though he still does silly dance moves and sings about his crushes) and sometimes even looks like he could steal a car–or your heart–like it was no big deal. Think JC Chasez from NSYNC or Donnie Wahlberg from NKOTB. Think Zayn Malik from One Direction.

There’s the innocent one
He’s got the cutest baby face and as much as you know he’s traveled the world and experienced way more than you in life, you just can’t help wanting to take care of him. He’s often–but not always–the youngest, and it’s easy to imagine doing silly stuff with him like riding bumper cars or having the ultimate pillow fight. He’d never, ever break your heart, and could possibly get beaten up by a squirrel. Think Nick Carter from Backstreet Boys (I swear he used to be innocent before he got skeezy!) or Justin Timberlake from NSYNC. Think Niall Horan from One Direction.

nsync boy bands

Remember these guys?! | Source: WENN.com

There’s the class clown
This guy isn’t necessarily the best looking of the bunch, but don’t tell their fans that! These are the guys who are constantly cracking jokes, wearing funny outfits in videos. They’re the ones that you wish were in your super boring fourth period bio class just to liven things up. He’s not always the most obvious choice, but a sense of humor is definitely sexy! Think Danny Wood from NKOTB or Joey Fatone from NSYNC. Think Louis Tomlinson from One Direction.

There’s the strong, silent type
He’s not super showy or outrageous, in fact, he likes to let his band members take the lead–but there’s something so intense about him that we can’t stop wondering what’s going on behind those super gorgeous eyes. He’s just mysterious enough to keep you guessing (and to keep all of his posters on your wall). Think Lass Bass from NSYNC or Jonathan Knight from NKOTB. Think Liam Payne from One Direction.

There’s the hotter-than-hellfire one
Yes, yes. All members of boy bands are by definition hot in one way or another, but everyone knows there’s one guy from every group who’s just flat-out beautiful to look at. He spends more time on his hair than you do and probably has a reputation for being quite, um, the ladies man. He’s sexy and he knows it. Think Jordan Knight From NKOTB or Brian Littrell from Backstreet Boys. Think Harry Styles from One Direction.

Now, here’s the fun part–we want to know who YOUR favorite boy band member is (and a little about you, too!). Copy and paste the questions below into the comments and then tell us all about your boy band crush and you! Who knows? You could be a match made in heaven.

1. My favorite boy band is:

2. My favorite member of that boy band is:

3. Are you the craziest one of all your friends or are you more serious?

4. Are people more likely to ask you for advice or to borrow your awesome clothes?

5. Would you rather go ice skating on a date or try snow boarding?

6. Do you love reading or would you generally rather wait for the movie to come out?

Don’t forget to let us know your answers in the comments!

Check Out Our Fave Boy Band Love Songs!

Follow Us On Twitter!


Posted in: Celebs & Hot News, Survey Says
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
  • Morgana

    1: Duran Duran.
    2: It takes a whole band to produce great music.
    3: I’m pretty serious.
    4: Advice.
    5: Snowboarding.
    6: I would only see the movie after reading the book.

    • Morgana5953

      Update: Except for the Harry Potter movies. I didn’t read the books for those…yet.

  • Charity

    Hey ray ray and roc royal and prodigy and priceton

  • BrigidTheHuman

    1. My favorite boy band is:
    One Direction.

    2. My favorite member of that boy band is:
    I love them all, but my favourite is Harry.

    3. Are you the craziest one of all your friends or are you more serious?
    Depends on who I’m with.

    4. Are people more likely to ask you for advice or to borrow your awesome clothes?
    Ask me for advice.

    5. Would you rather go ice skating on a date or try snow boarding?
    Ice skating.

    6. Do you love reading or would you generally rather wait for the movie to come out?
    Reading is nice.

  • Fiona

    I love Mindless Behavior.
    ROC ROYAL
    Serious
    Advice
    Reading

  • clara

    1. My favorite boy band is:
    mcfly
    2. My favorite member of that boy band is:
    tom fletcher
    3. Are you the craziest one of all your friends or are you more serious?
    defo the craziest
    4. Are people more likely to ask you for advice or to borrow your awesome clothes?
    adive
    5. Would you rather go ice skating on a date or try snow boarding?
    snow boarding i hate ice skating
    6. Do you love reading or would you generally rather wait for the movie to come out?
    reading

  • noemi

    1. My favorite boy band is:
    ONE DIRECTION!

    2. My favorite member of that boy band is:
    zayn! i wanna marry him and f-k him!

    3. Are you the craziest one of all your friends or are you more serious?
    what do u mean? about the band?
    4. Are people more likely to ask you for advice or to borrow your awesome clothes?
    none :p
    5. Would you rather go ice skating on a date or try snow boarding?
    snow boarding
    6. Do you love reading or would you generally rather wait for the movie to come out?
    reading

  • Lijah

    1. My favorite boy band is: umm. umm. um. ummm. Under a lot of pressure here. BIG BANG.

    2. My favorite member of that boy band is: TOP? Suengri? Daesung? G-Dragon? Taeyang? I DON’T KNOW

    3. Are you the craziest one of all your friends or are you more serious? craziest?

    4. Are people more likely to ask you for advice or to borrow your awesome clothes? neither.

    5. Would you rather go ice skating on a date or try snow boarding?snow boarding

    6. Do you love reading or would you generally rather wait for the movie to come out? read the book

  • Mr. Banana-Man

    1. My favorite boy band is:
    MYSELF! I am a one man boy band!

    2. My favorite member of that boy band is:
    ME! And that’s out of all 5 members that I made up from my personality disorder

    3. Are you the craziest one of all your friends or are you more serious?
    My best friend is myself, and I am the craziest of all my friends

    4. Are people more likely to ask you for advice or to borrow your awesome clothes?
    The people I imagine ask for both!

    5. Would you rather go ice skating on a date or try snow boarding?
    I don’t know, I don’t get many of those

    6. Do you love reading or would you generally rather wait for the movie to come out?
    I don’t read much and don’t go much to the movies

  • Bessie

    1. My favorite boy band is: Falling in reverse/One direction

    2. My favorite member of that boy band is: Ronnie Radke/Harry Styles

    3. Are you the craziest one of all your friends or are you more serious? It depends! My personality is crazy and sometimes I’m crazy, Sometimes I’m laid-back and serious!

    4. Are people more likely to ask you for advice or to borrow your awesome clothes? Well, I don’t know but I’ve had many compliments on how I dress, And people asking where I get my clothes and style!

    5. Would you rather go ice skating on a date or try snow boarding? Ice skating, Although it’s likly that I’ll fail – I barely know how to skate period.

    6. Do you love reading or would you generally rather wait for the movie to come out? I usually read the book before I watch the movie, Although watching twilight is what encouraged me to read it.

  • Randomperson27

    The Beatles :)

    RINGO!!! :D

    Uhm CRAZIEST!!!!

    To be honest, advice.

    Ooh ice skating! So romantic!

    LOVE reading books :)

  • adigoni1991

    1. My favorite boy band is: Big Time Rush

    2. My favorite member of that boy band is: Logan

    3. Are you the craziest one of all your friends or are you more serious? More serious

    4. Are people more likely to ask you for advice or to borrow your awesome clothes? Advice

    5. Would you rather go ice skating on a date or try snow boarding? Ice Skating

    6. Do you love reading or would you generally rather wait for the movie to come out? Movie

  • angel turn upp

    1. My favorite boy band is: mindless behavior

    2. My favorite member of that boy band is:pricton

    3. Are you the craziest one of all your friends or are you more serious?more serious

    4. Are people more likely to ask you for advice or to borrow your awesome clothes?advice

    5. Would you rather go ice skating on a date or try snow boarding?date

    6. Do you love reading or would you generally rather wait for the movie to come out?reading depends on the book

  • TrendyNerdLuvMB

    1. My favorite boy band is:
    -MINDLESS BEHAVIORRRRRRR!!!!!!!! #TM
    2. My favorite member of that boy band is:
    -Ray Ray
    3. Are you the craziest one of all your friends or are you more serious?
    -Craziest
    4. Are people more likely to ask you for advice or to borrow your awesome clothes?
    -More likely to ask me for advice
    5. Would you rather go ice skating on a date or try snow boarding?
    -Ice skating
    6. Do you love reading or would you generally rather wait for the movie to come out?
    -I love reading

    • angel turn upp

      yes girl mb rock