Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Can Charisma Be Manufactured?

Researcher and lead instructor Edward Brown, M.S., of Core Edge Image & Charisma Institute conducts a question and answers (Q & A) session to determine if genuine charisma is inborn or a product of a highly evolved skill set.

Q: How is manufactured charisma derived?

A: First, a loose definition of manufactured charisma is the idea that a person initially did not have charisma and over a course of time, developed charisma. The learning or skill set building of charisma may be viewed as manufactured. As such, manufactured charisma takes place when a person decides that life can be more productive and profitable if he or she demonstrates more charisma and seeks to adopt the traits of those defined as charismatic.

Q: So, is developing charisma as simple as waking up one morning saying, “I want to be more charismatic?”

A: Well, yes and no. Yes, you can wake up one morning and determine that your life can be enhanced with certain skill sets that fall under the charisma doctrine. However, it requires work that takes some time to achieve. You can’t emulate charismatic leaders or manufacture more charisma unless you dedicate yourself to the process.

Q: Okay, what are some of the skill sets that lead to manufactured charisma and can you provide examples of each skill set?

A: Yes, if an individual wanted to speak with charisma, he or she could learn how to draw audiences in by telling great stories and anecdotes based on his or her life experiences and tie the stories to a compelling message. Although former President Bill Clinton is charismatic, he was not always a charismatic speaker. In 1988, Bill Clinton was introducing Democratic Presidential Nominee Michael Dukakis, when he received the greatest applause once he announced that his speech was coming to a close. It’s hard to imagine Clinton boring any crowd today, but he learned through the laws of engagement, how to speak with charisma.  Also, you can manufacture charisma like celebrities do. From Elvis Presley to Liberace to Michael Jackson, charismatic personalities within an industry show a propensity to wear clothes that are cutting edge and express individualized distinction. What you wear and how you wear effects your level of charisma. Finally, you can manufacture charisma by learning how to be more persuasive and influential. Clerics within various religions are great at creating self-reverence as well as persuading others to a point of view. Pastors, Rabbis, and Imams are adept at being persuasive because they represent an ideal as well as fulfill built-in needs within individuals.  All this is learned behavior.

Q: If all these factors are learned and manufactured, is there such a thing as genuine charisma?

A: Well, there is a distinction, but on the surface the two may look the same.  For instance, if Bill Clinton is a genuine charismatic personality and President Barack Obama has manufactured charisma, is there a difference in most people’s eyes in their success?  Essentially, they are loved, admired, and successful, because of their charisma. In fact, Obama used some of the same political strategies and techniques that Clinton used to get elected. A genuine charismatic personality is a combination of genetic, social, and psychological factors aligning to produce a visionary or compelling personality. A manufactured charismatic personality uses the outward imagery of charismatic leaders to produce a vision of charisma. To the naked eye, the results appear the same.

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1 comment:

nahidworld said...

Charismatic people are everywhere. Yet, they never seem to focus on their charisma. It’s easy to identify a charismatic person. They are cumulatively observant and sensitive to human nature. In fact, rather than egotism, their charisma is a matter of a finely honed spirit and ability to fearlessly tread when others dare not go.