Monday, July 11, 2005

Learn Charisma?

Most of us probably think that some people simply have charisma, and others don't -- that those who possess charisma were born with it.

Well, it may be true that being charismatic comes easily for some people, scientists are now saying that you can learn to possess charisma:

Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman is deluded in believing that charisma, or being "well-liked" as he calls it, is more important than ability in making a person a success.

His philosophy is exposed as flawed but he did have half a point. After all, most of the greatest leaders in history possessed a star quality that drew others to them.

Churchill, Napoleon and Martin Luther King had a magnetism which is often easier to identify than it is to explain.

Until now...

Read the rest of this article from BBC News to find out more.

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