While all charismatic people have unique personalities, there are some characteristics of charismatic people that give them their special qualities. Charismatic people have a remarkable ability to draw people toward them, they are well-liked, charming, and have lots of magnetism. Interestingly, some of the most charismatic people are politicians, which makes sense considering politicians need to be liked in order to obtain the votes they need to be successful. Although politicians and other charismatic people do seem to have natural charisma, you will be interested to know that not all of the characteristics of charismatic people are innate. According to a professor at the University of Hertfordshire, fifty percent of charisma comes naturally and fifty percent is learned. This means that it is possible for everyone to become more charismatic. All they have to do is cultivate the qualities that are charismatic.
1. Good Listening
One of the characteristics of charismatic people is good listening. Charismatic individuals have extremely good listening habits, which means they are actively listening when other people are talking. To be an active listener, a person must be truly engaged in what the other person is saying. You can’t be texting your best friend when you are actively listening to someone. Because they are such good listeners, charismatic people are able to show interest and ask relevant questions about what the other person is saying. Asking questions and showing interest about what a person is saying makes them feel important, which is one reason people are drawn to charismatic individuals. Another reason charismatic people are so compelling is because they have excellent speaking abilities.