Charisma is what makes people likeable and appealing to others. It’s something most people crave yet few people have. We look up to charismatic people, such as leading politicians, business people, and community leaders. Charisma, an aura of sorts, derives from top-notch communication and interpersonal skills. Though these are commonly thought of to be static personality traits you’re born with or not, science has proven they can be learned! As a charismatic leader, you can even help those you work with to perform better and enjoy their work more. Here we teach you 25 easy steps you can take to be a more charismatic and likeable individual.
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Deepen your voice
In American Presidential races from 1960 to 2000, the candidate with the lower voice won the popular vote every time. Along with speaking consistently, lowering your voice makes you sound more authoritative.
Teasing is a great way to ingratiate ourselves to others – just be careful when and to whom you do it! To a strict boss? No way. To an acquaintance you’re meeting again? Better!
Develop the gift of the gab
Being comedic and witty will attract others to you because they have a good time in your presence. Memorize a few jokes and follow the next tip to be quicker on the tongue. It all comes down to practice!
Have general knowledge of what’s going on in the world, in town, etc. We’re more likely to trust and like people we see as smart. (It also makes starting and keeping conversations going much easier.)
Wishy-washy people are seen as less trustworthy and less knowledgeable than those who assert their position. Don’t shy away from giving your opinion but make sure to have done your research before and know what you’re talking about.