When asked by NYLON Guys magazine if people associate him with the "Take Back the Night" singer, the 24-year-old singer smiled, but admitted he doesn't like the comparisons.
"I've heard it before, when I did my solo project," Jonas told the mag. "People would be like, 'I hear the Justin influence.' I'd say 'No! Don't say that!'"
"He's somebody that I respect, but I want to have my own identity," Jonas added.
Jonas skyrocketed to fame as a tween heartthrob as part of the band, the Jonas Brothers, with his brothers, Kevin Jonas and Nick Jonas. But sometimes, he gets mistaken for being a teenager in school, since "Disney replays everything."
Not a bad problem to have, but even so, Jonas says he regrets not going to high school and experiencing that rite of passage.
"Yeah, there are certain things I wish I could've experienced, but it's all so little compared to what I did," Jonas explains. "That's why a lot of my friends are 10 years older than me. They've experienced life, and they're at the same place I'm at now, career wise."
Jonas recently opened up in a tell-all interview to New York magazine about his well-documented relationships with Demi Lovato and Ashley Greene, being branded by Disney, his experimentation with drugs and the loss of his virginity in the Dec. 9 issue.