According to Olivia Fox Cabane in her book, The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism, just as there are different styles of leadership, there are different styles of charisma. These styles elicit different emotions from others. They each have a different method of cultivation and different strengths and weaknesses. These four styles include:
As a follow up to my post 2018 challenge day 1 – The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism, I will be discussing the four different styles of Charisma.
Although arguably the easiest form of charisma to attain, it is pretty powerful in a business setting. Famous business leaders such as Elon Musk or Bill Gates are experts at using focus charisma. This style is defined by the intense attention its user gives to the audience.
This style can be achieved by working on becoming more present – by being in the moment you can give more attention to the world around you and to the person you are speaking with. This attention is generally well accepted since most people have experienced numerous occasions of being ignored.
Pros: This style is easy attain yet very effective. It also makes others hear and listen to you.
Cons: It may make you seem weak on occasions or too intense and interrogating on others.
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You can check out Olivia Fox Cabane’s Book in the following link: The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism
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