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Poll: Are you charismatic?

PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
The Lindsey Lohan thread got me thinking. Some people just have that certain je ne sais quois, that intangible presence that draws everyone in the room to you. Are you one of those people?
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I voted: I can turn the world on with my smile :D

    I am not being vain, but, I get complimented on my smile and "cheery disposition" all the time. Our customers love me, children adore me, animals are drawn toward me and I get stopped all the time in grocery stores and the like to tell me never to lose my smile. I can pretty much go anywhere and fit in and have a good time :D
  • MunchyMunchy Posts: 5,206Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I voted: I can turn the world on with my smile :D

    Ditto. I do think it has more to do with me being friendly and having what my brother describes as a welcoming face. I'm cheery and it's obvious to people who don't know me. I often find myself having conversations with random strangers.
  • MeghuneyMeghuney Posts: 4,263Registered Users
    I ooooooze charisma, BABY!!!!! 8)
  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    Meghuney wrote:
    I ooooooze charisma, BABY!!!!! 8)

    There she goes being all bubbly again. :roll:


    (Love ya, Meg!)


    I'm not the same type of charismatic. I remember about a year after starting work, I had a woman tell me that I walk into the room and people notice, and think "oh, the boss is here!" I was very :shock: about that, and think I'd actually prefer the "people swarm to me and love me" type of charisma. But, I guess that's just who I am? It's very odd.
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  • CynaminbearCynaminbear Posts: 4,476Registered Users
    Yes, no, I don't know.
    My mom has said when I smile I draw people in, and I've noticed when someone is nervous during a speech or presentation, they'll look at me and calm down.
    That said, people aren't naturally drawn to me, I think. I'm also a loner in a group.
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  • MeghuneyMeghuney Posts: 4,263Registered Users
    NetG wrote:
    Meghuney wrote:
    I ooooooze charisma, BABY!!!!! 8)

    There she goes being all bubbly again. :roll:


    (Love ya, Meg!)


    I'm not the same type of charismatic. I remember about a year after starting work, I had a woman tell me that I walk into the room and people notice, and think "oh, the boss is here!" I was very :shock: about that, and think I'd actually prefer the "people swarm to me and love me" type of charisma. But, I guess that's just who I am? It's very odd.


    Well, you know..I'm not *really* bubbly. I'm a pathetic loser who kidnaps owls and sh*t. :lol:
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Meghuney wrote:
    Well, you know..I'm not *really* bubbly. I'm a pathetic loser who kidnaps owls and sh*t. :lol:

    You aren't a loser you are a criminal :lol: :wink:
  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    Meghuney wrote:
    Well, you know..I'm not *really* bubbly. I'm a pathetic loser who kidnaps owls and sh*t. :lol:

    You kidnapped sh*t??????? How did I miss that. I've tried to stay tuned since the owl saga.....



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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    Yes - I guess that's why I am a performer.

    I get the random strangers talking to me thing, too, but I don't know that that's necessarily charisma. I think charisma is more than people telling you their stuff. It's also being able to change, influence or affect people and is a leadership quality. It is a very high-powered type of charm. Smiling and stuff is definitely part of it, but I think it goes beyond that too.
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  • MunchyMunchy Posts: 5,206Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Amneris wrote:
    Yes - I guess that's why I am a performer.

    I get the random strangers talking to me thing, too, but I don't know that that's necessarily charisma. I think charisma is more than people telling you their stuff. It's also being able to change, influence or affect people and is a leadership quality. It is a very high-powered type of charm. Smiling and stuff is definitely part of it, but I think it goes beyond that too.

    I think it's a part of charisma. If people are drawn to you and feel comfortable with you, they are more inclined to trust you and your decisions.
  • MeghuneyMeghuney Posts: 4,263Registered Users
    Meghuney wrote:
    Well, you know..I'm not *really* bubbly. I'm a pathetic loser who kidnaps owls and sh*t. :lol:

    You kidnapped sh*t??????? How did I miss that. I've tried to stay tuned since the owl saga.....



    I answered yes/no/er..... it depends or maybe.


    :lol: You people crack me up. You're all so CHARISMATIC!! :D
  • ScarletScarlet Posts: 3,125Registered Users
    I've told I have "presence". Which could mean that I have charisma (which I like to think I do), or that I scare people.
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  • MeghuneyMeghuney Posts: 4,263Registered Users
    Scarlet wrote:
    I've told I have "presence". Which could mean that I have charisma (which I like to think I do), or that I scare people.


    You scare me. :(




    :lol:
  • ScarletScarlet Posts: 3,125Registered Users
    It's not me. It's my sig line! :D
    The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics - Thomas Sowell
  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    I don't think so. I'm not the kind of person people approach - I have to do the approaching, but that never happens.

    Some of my friends have made weird comments about my smile being "irresistible" but I've never seen the results of that. :lol:

    Anyway, it doesn't really matter to me. That's just not my personality!

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  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    i think i have charisma.

    my DH says that my mom can captivate a room when she walks in and that i've inherited this quality from her. of course he loves me so i would HOPE i can at least captivate him, but i take it as a compliment :)
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  • ~915~~915~ Posts: 519Registered Users
    Yes. Major charisma here. The ironic part is that I'm a loner on the inside. I often feel crowded in real life and I get tired of people looking to me for answers.

    Being on-line is nice because I can turn it off when I want. :D
  • merynmeryn Posts: 1,806Registered Users
    Not really charismatic... but I can be quite manipulative. Vaguely similar, eh? :lol:
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    No, not really.

  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    I am not charismatic. I am nice, I am friendly, people seem to like me, but they are not inexorably drawn to me. I have charismatic friends, though, and it is fun to watch.
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  • SaKkehSaKkeh Posts: 986Registered Users
    Poodlehead wrote:
    The Lindsey Lohan thread got me thinking. Some people just have that certain je ne sais quois, that intangible presence that draws everyone in the room to you. Are you one of those people?

    I'm not sure...but, I do come across as unassuming, I've been told...seems to be what draws people to me, and its usually the folks who other people think are 'less than' them or not good enough to speak to or associate with. Thats cool with me.
    Its odd, because I've also been told that I seem intimidating...not sure how its possible for those two traits to exist at the same time.
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    Guano:

    SaKKeh--Great avatar. Did you know Rescue Me is starting again next week?
  • automaticflowersautomaticflowers Posts: 3,465Registered Users
    I think I am polite and friendly, but I suppose I'm not very approachable to people who don't know me well. I try, though! I've always had a shyness problem, though I'm slowly getting over it.

    When I worked in convenience stores, I was always told by customers how cheerful and funny I was all the time, and how much they liked my smile.

    I think constantly trying to happy and charismatic to please my boss and the customers exhausted me more than any other part of my job. :P I know I can turn on the charm when I want/have to, but unfortunately it's just not part of my nature.
  • SaKkehSaKkeh Posts: 986Registered Users
    medussa wrote:
    Guano:

    SaKKeh--Great avatar. Did you know Rescue Me is starting again next week?

    uh wassat?
    Fell in love with him from SVU...ya mean he's on some other show so I can sit and drool at my tv?? which channel?do tell!
  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    I've been told I'm charismatic. I am often the "front person" for various charities that I support, mainly because people will listen to me when they don't listen to anyone else. Whether it's in a board room, a training room, or one-on-one, people gravitate toward me and accept my ideas.

    It's a super power, really, and one that I try very hard not to exploit. ;)
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  • merynmeryn Posts: 1,806Registered Users
    PartyHair wrote:
    It's a super power, really, and one that I try very hard not to exploit. ;)

    Why were you not in my car with me when I got a speeding ticket this afternoon? :x


    :lol:
  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    meryn wrote:
    PartyHair wrote:
    It's a super power, really, and one that I try very hard not to exploit. ;)

    Why were you not in my car with me when I got a speeding ticket this afternoon? :x


    :lol:

    HEY! Did you not read the part about not exploiting the super power???

    I'd probably make an exception for you. :lol:
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  • ChakraChakra Posts: 172Registered Users
    I might be....people ARE drawn to me but I always assume it's because I smile at everyone, introduce myself and strike up conversations with people. I like people so they seem to like me,

    The nature and marketing of my business puts me in the public eye alot which means I am the center of attention more than I would like to be sometimes.
  • MipMip Posts: 233Registered Users
    PartyHair wrote:

    It's a super power, really, and one that I try very hard not to exploit. ;)

    :roll: Like I believe that!
  • merynmeryn Posts: 1,806Registered Users
    PartyHair wrote:
    meryn wrote:
    PartyHair wrote:
    It's a super power, really, and one that I try very hard not to exploit. ;)

    Why were you not in my car with me when I got a speeding ticket this afternoon? :x


    :lol:

    HEY! Did you not read the part about not exploiting the super power???

    I'd probably make an exception for you. :lol:

    Because my mere presence is intoxicating - just admit it already.



    (apparantly it isn't, I smiled real purty and everything....) :lol:
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