I subscribe to Oprah’s daily feed and the topic of charisma caught my curiosity yesterday. What makes a person charismatic? In an article by Jessica Winter, the main qualities mentioned are: 1) a genuine like and curiosity about other people; 2) authenticity, and 3) ability to show your paradoxical nature.  From Winter’s article:

“…charisma hinges largely on expressiveness, control, and sensitivity, its magnetic power intensifies when you mix in mystery and contradiction, says Joseph Roach, PhD, a professor of theater and English at Yale. In his book It, Roach writes that a supremely charismatic person has two sides: He or she is warm and tough, strong and vulnerable, down-to-earth and one of a kind.”