Have you come across a person who is so naturally charismatic that when you put him or her inside a room of strangers, they’ll be friends with almost everyone in no time? Such people possess a natural ‘magnetism’ that inspires contribution towards their goals and dreams from others.

Charisma is defined as the ability to attract, charm, and influence people. It is often said to be a mysterious ineffable quality – you either have it or you don’t – but, there are various distinct factors that make someone charismatic. Such factors include, but are not limited to: confidence, exuberance, optimism, a ready smile, expressive body language, and a friendly, passionate voice.

Following are ways in which you can enhance your personal charisma:

1. Be genuine.

Being genuine is a trademark of success as this quality boosts self-confidence and primes vision and focus. Genuine people take responsibility, can offer and receive compliments, do not judge others, aren’t insecure and aren’t threatened by failure, but see failure as a way of learning.

2. Be the greatest listener that you can be.

Being mindful in conversations is a hallmark characteristic of a good listener. When you’re fully aware in the moment, you’re more likely to retain what you’re hearing and respond with more authenticity.

3. Lighten up.

Here are some ways in which you can enhance your charisma through humour and laughter:

• See the lighter part of every situation, rather than the serious one.
• Laugh at your mistakes.
• Surround yourself with happy people.

4. Don’t forget yourself.

Putting “me time” on the back burner is a big part of why we can feel run-down, frenzied, and overwhelmed. When we take good care of ourselves, we’re likely to see an improvement in many aspects of our lives, including our physical health, relationships, and even our income.What is one thing you can do every day to take care of yourself?

5. Do random acts of kindness.

Little acts of kindness can be as simple as giving someone a surprise ‘you-take-care’ card or helping an elderly cross the street.

6. Be confident.

Ways in which you can enhance your confidence, include:

• Looking the part
• Perfecting your posture
• Smiling
• Making eye contact
• Getting out of your head
• Embracing your interests
• Talking to strangers
• Not over-apologising
• Accepting compliments gracefully
• Taking risks

7. Nurture your relationships.

Good relationships with those who truly matter to you are priceless. But they don’t stay good without effort.

Here are some ways to keep them thriving:

• Devote a portion of your day toward relationship building, even if it’s just 20 minutes, perhaps broken up into five-minute segments.
• When problems arise – and they will – take the time to understand the problem and the person.
• Be the most positive person you know.
• Don’t jump to conclusions
• Communicate candidly

What will your life and living be like if you enhanced your personal charisma? What inspiration would you be for others to stand up and make a difference in the world?

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