by Grace aka costofcollege
What are the components to charisma?
Charismatic behavior can be broken down into three core elements: presence, power, and warmth.
When people describe their experience of seeing a charismatic person in action, whether Bill Clinton or the Dalai Lama, they often mention the individual’s extraordinary “presence.” Presence turns out to be a core component of charisma, the foundation upon which all else is built.
But if presence is the foundation on which charisma rests, power and warmth are the stuff of which it is built….
You need all three to be charismatic, but the degree of each determines the kind of charisma you have….
You can become more charismatic.
Stare like a lover, stand like a gorilla, speak like a preacher….
Do you agree with the components listed in the quote, or would you describe it differently? Are you charismatic? Do you work on it? In what specific ways have you seen charisma benefit someone? Who is the most charismatic person you personally know? Can you teach your children to be more charismatic? What suggestions would you have for someone trying to be more charismatic?