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The Charisma Myth

Olivia Fox Cabane

5 mins

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The Charisma Myth debunks the idea that charisma is a born trait, outlining several tools and exercises we can use to develop a charming social appeal and magnetic personality, even if we're not extroverted.


The Charisma Myth

The Charisma Myth

by Olivia Fox Cabane


You may believe that charismatic people were born with a rare gift, whereas you yourself don't have the talent or the 'right personality' to be charming.

Like any other skill, you can develop charisma no matter who you are. It takes work, however, but in The Charisma Myth, you can learn how to finally let your inner light shine through.

Being charismatic is not just an essential skill for leaders and business people, it's for everyone - whether you're a college student, an executive, or an employee, this skillset will help you immensely in both your personal and professional life.

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Consciously or not, charismatic individuals choose specific behaviors that make others feel a certain way. These behaviors can be learned and perfected by anyone.

- Olivia Fox Cabane

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