It has been said that when Bill Clinton speaks to you, he makes you feel that you are the only person on the planet. This is the trait of a charismatic people. They genuinely and instinctively focus their eyes,ears and senses on your being. It’s all about you not them. They make you feel heard, they make you feel special and they make you feel that they are interested in what you have to say. It may not be the same feeling in every case. But people are drawn to charismatic people because they exude positive vibes and emotions.
Studies have shown that charismatic traits can be developed.
Here are some example of charismatic traits that you can apply and practice to help you attract and inspire those around you.
1. Charismatic people have strong self confidence.
They have strong faith in their abilities and self worth. They may not have all the necessary knowledge but they are strong in their emotional intelligence (EQ). They don’t judge people but treat people with respect and empathy.
Action steps: Replace your insecurities with confidence. Never judge, treat others with kindness, compassion and respect.
2. Charismatic people are great storytellers.
Charismatic people have a talent to connect with others on an emotional level through their sharing. They have the ability to draw out the best in a situation (or people) and gives encouragements and evoke interest on a certain topic.
Action steps: You can enhance your charisma by leaning to share meaningful stories. It could be a personal experiences or something you learn from someone that could be useful to your listeners.
3. Charismatic people are enthusaistic
They have a strong passion that is obvious to those around them. They love to share and their enthusiasm can sometimes be contagious. They have strong conviction to their cause and their conviction are align with consistent actions.
Action steps: Be committed to your cause and get excited in inspiring others by engaging them in their cause or passion.