7 Tips to Become More Charismatic Around Others!
UPDATE: Colleen contributed to the article How to Be More Charismatic (40+ Effective Ways), by Robby Salveron for UpJourney.
Refrain from acting like you know it all. No one likes a person who thinks they’re always right, but no one likes being around someone who is constantly wrong. Instead of making yourself look foolish by trying to be the smartest guy in the room, make sure you listen to what others say. This will help you become more charismatic because people will feel comfortable talking with you about their problems.
Be authentic. You can’t fake authenticity. It’s either there or not. Don’t pretend to be someone you aren’t. Your skills and abilities matter most when it comes to your charisma. If you try to act like someone else, you’ll never be able to connect with anyone on a deeper level.
Have genuine fun with others. Charisma means having fun while interacting with other people. When you interact with others, don’t take things so seriously. Smile at them, laugh with them and enjoy life. People want to hang out with happy people. They also want to be around people interested in learning new things. So if you show interest in other people, they will naturally reciprocate.
Be confident. Confidence is contagious. If you walk into a room full of people and act as though you own the place, you’ll immediately gain the attention of everyone in the room. Believe in yourself and your abilities. And remember, confidence is not arrogance. Arrogance is when you talk down to people. Confidence is when you speak up for yourself and your beliefs without feeling threatened.
Have an open mind. Open-mindedness is very important when it comes to being charismatic. Asking questions and listening to other people’s ideas is how you better understand the world around you, which will help you become more charismatic and avoid being judgemental.
Be yourself. Being yourself is one of the most essential things in becoming charismatic. You should be honest with your friends and family about who you are. If you’re uncomfortable talking about yourself, ask them what they think about you. This can help you understand yourself better.
Encourage and thank others. When you encourage and thank others, you show empathy, which is the ability to understand another person’s feelings and emotions. Carisma is based on understanding others’ needs and desires. When you have empathy, you can relate to and care for others on a deeper level.
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- 10 Ways to Develop Incredible Charisma (Yet Still Be Yourself), Jeff Haden for Speaker, Inc. Magazine
- How to Be More Charismatic by Hannah Miller for Leaders.com
- Welcome Video New Heights Counseling Founder & Clinical Director Colleen Wenner
About the Author:
Colleen Wenner is the founder and clinical director of New Heights Counseling, where she provides counseling services for individuals struggling with mental health issues. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Master Certified Addiction Professional. Colleen is a certified supervisor in Florida and an EMDR trauma-certified practitioner and consultant in training. Colleen is committed to providing excellent client care and services the Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, Niceville, Destin, and surrounding communities.
Colleen has consistently advocated for mental health wellness and has dedicated her entire life to promoting awareness among the public. She has been featured on various podcasts such as Practice of the Practice (The #1 Podcast for counselors in private practice), Shrink Think Podcast, and The Salty Christan Podcast, to name a few. She has also contributed to several Yahoo Best Life, Unfinished Man, UpJourney, and WebMD articles. Colleen uses compassionate and authentic communication to help clients understand themselves better and feel more confident about their ability to improve their lives.