Some people think they have charisma, but they really don’t. Then there are some people who have charisma but think they don’t have it.
What is charisma?
The term charisma means two things:
- compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others
- a divinely conferred power or talent
We love being around charismatic people became they make us feel good just by being in their presence. Charismatic people change the atmosphere when they are around because a charismatic person is a positive person.
You might know some charismatic people or perhaps you are one yourself. Here are 10 characteristics of charismatic people to help you decide:
Charismatic people listen twice as much as they talk.
Charismatic people know why they have two ears and only one mouth. They listen twice as much as they talk. And when they do talk, they don’t tell others what to do. They aren’t bossy or opinionated. They respect everybody’s opinion. Charismatic people don’t think they are more important than anyone else.
Charismatic people don’t practice selective hearing.
Sometimes people think they are above others, and they tend not to listen to people they think are beneath them. Charismatic people listen to everyone and find that everyone has something valuable to say.
Charismatic people give others their undivided attention.
Charismatic people focus on the person they are talking to. They make eye contact. They smile. They don’t spend time checking their phone. They talk to the person showing a sincere interest. Charismatic people give the gift of their full attention.
Charismatic people give before they receive, and often they never receive.
Charismatic people live by the scripture that says, “It is better to give than to receive.” Charismatic people think about giving instead of thinking about what they can get.
Charismatic people don’t act self-important.
Charismatic people don’t think they are more than they are. They do not think they are above others. In fact, they are turned off by others who think they are self-important.
Charismatic people are humble.
Charismatic people wait for compliments from others instead of seeking recognition. Charismatic people don’t boost about how great they are. They realize all people are made in God’s image and one person is not more valuable than another.
Charismatic people shine the spotlight on others.
There is no shortage of compliments when it comes to charismatic people. They compliment others when they do a good job. Charismatic people give compliments freely instead of craving compliments themselves.
Charismatic people focus on the positive.
Negative words are not in charismatic people’s vocabulary. They see and speak about the good in every situation. The words charismatic people use make other people feel better about themselves.
Charismatic people don’t gossip about others.
Charismatic people neither gossip or listen to gossip about others. In fact, charismatic people often try to change the subject when they begin to hear gossip. They lift people up instead of tearing them down even when the person is not around.
Charismatic people don’t impose their negative feelings or emotions on others.
Charismatic people don’t drag others down when they are having a bad day. If a charismatic people isn’t feeling up to par, he would rather stay away from people until he is feeling better.
Do not mistake charisma for success.
There are a lot of successful people who don’t have charisma. There are a lot of charismatic people who are not successful.