How to Be Charismatic – 3 Easy Steps

Is there a personality trait more desirable than Charisma?  Intelligence – overrated and impractical.  Kindness – Nice guys finish last?  Anyone?  Respectful – Yeah, whatever, who does that guy think he is? Anyway…Charisma is useful in any situation, and will never go out of style.  If you lack charisma, chances are you have trouble getting a job, getting laid, or getting people to listen to you when you talk.

Famous people with enough charisma to knock out a buffalo: Barack Obama, Natalie Portman, Tim Tebow (you can’t deny his Jesus power), Tom Cruise, Seth McFarland, Kate Walsh, Bob Costas, Marilyn Monroe, and Lil Wayne.  Any of these people seem like someone you might want to be like or be with?  Yeah, me too.

What’s that?  You don’t think you can do it?  But you haven’t even started!  Let’s take a look at charisma step-by-step, and see what it takes to own a room, or at least your general vicinity.  It’s not as hard as it sounds, trust me, you can do it.  I know because I used to be shy, boring, frail, neurotic, awkward, and have low self-esteem.  Now I’m only half of those things, plus some other ones that I’m not really sure what to do with!  All it took was adding a little charisma.  Bang!  Pow!

Step 1 – Talk louder than everyone else.

There is no better way to build charisma, or fake it, then simply talking louder than everyone else around you.  This lets everyone know that what you have to say is way more important than anything they have to say.  After a while you will see that people around you will wait for you to talk first.  This is a nod to your newly discovered alpha personality.  What up boss!?

Step 2 – Move your arms around a ton.

Now that you are talking very loud, it is important to also flail your arms in the air like you are directing an airplane.  Don’t worry if you hit people, they need to recognize your charisma!  Eventually people will stand farther away from you, now that you are being very loud, but don’t worry about that, you wlil require more space now that you are so full of charisma.

Boom! Charisma in your face!

Step 3 – Laugh at everyone.

Ever notice how charismatic people are often smiling or laughing?  They are putting out good vibes, which brings people to them.  Be sure to laugh at everyone, and smile at strangers.  This will surely make you charismatic.  People may look at you funny in the bar, but don’t worry, that big dude is definitely not walking over to beat your ass.

Charisma acquisition complete. Reap the rewards!

Congratulations, you are on the road to being more charismatic!  Provided you still have friends and all your teeth, after following these steps you will be the most charismatic mofo around.  Now get out there and start swinging those arms!

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11 responses to “How to Be Charismatic – 3 Easy Steps

  1. I was a little embarrassed at first, because I talk really loudly (not intentionally, just the voice-box I was gifted), and I laugh a LOT, but HA! HA! I only move my HANDS around a lot! Take that, muthafucka!

  2. syairuh

    Your drawings deserve a place in the Lourve…

  3. icjustright

    So that’s how it’s done. Huh. The end result doesn’t seem much different from being the quiet guy at the bar that occaisionally plays a round of Galaga.

  4. hannahrose42

    Thanks! Now I can start scaring people away with my charisma rather than the creepy looks I give them from the corner of the room. It’ll make a nice change.

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