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Charm & Charisma

Postby PurplePlane » Thu May 24, 2018 8:08 pm

How do you present yourself in MOST social situations? Do you present confidence, optimism, high energy, very relaxed energy ETC.

And would you consider yourself charming and charismatic?
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Re: Charm & Charisma

Postby Spaced » Sun May 27, 2018 12:56 am

Externally I'm quietly confident, I'll give a firm handshake and look you in the eye, I'm direct but not aggressive; easygoing and sociable without being overly showy or loud.

Internally I'm hyper aware, constantly monitoring, enjoying any attention whilst also not being entirely at ease.

I know I'm charming and charismatic when I want to be but my default emotional state is entirely blank and emotion-less. It's unlikely you'll catch my 'resting bitch face' in a social situation - the mask comes off when I'm alone or don't feel the need to impress anyone.
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Re: Charm & Charisma

Postby ZombieZ » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:46 pm

Spaced wrote:Externally I'm quietly confident, I'll give a firm handshake and look you in the eye, I'm direct but not aggressive; easygoing and sociable without being overly showy or loud.

Internally I'm hyper aware, constantly monitoring, enjoying any attention whilst also not being entirely at ease.

I know I'm charming and charismatic when I want to be but my default emotional state is entirely blank and emotion-less. It's unlikely you'll catch my 'resting bitch face' in a social situation - the mask comes off when I'm alone or don't feel the need to impress anyone.


I’d say this pretty much describes me also minus the resting bitch face :D Also I have a temper that gets the best of me once in awhile but I do a fairly good job of suppressing those impulses now.
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Re: Charm & Charisma

Postby Absinthe » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:49 pm

Are charm and charisma the same thing, or do you think about them differently?

Also I know these aren't gender specific terms....but do they apply equally to men and women? I can't think of a time I heard a women described as 'charismatic'. Just wondering....
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Re: Charm & Charisma

Postby realityhere » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:32 am

"I can't think of a time I heard a women described as 'charismatic'. Just wondering...."

I wonder why too.
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Re: Charm & Charisma

Postby Quoth » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:18 am

Just a guess but charisma suggests agency while historically women have taken a passive role in courtship.

I have all the charm and charisma of a chronically flatulent mongoose with a venereal disease. :D
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Re: Charm & Charisma

Postby covertunsure » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:40 pm

I've been called charismatic a few times before, but it hasn't been how people predominantly described me. But the narcissist in me wants to believe I am, of course!
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