Examples of Charismatic People
Here are a few examples of famous charismatic people of all walks of life:
Love them or hate them, you have to face it: they are charismatic and they leave no one indifferent. This is not a comprehensive list, just a sample to give you an idea of charismatic persons.
Although they were all charismatic, the traits they displayed are all so different. Each and every one of them has a distinguished set of characteristics different from all of the rest. We can only conclude with this that charisma doesn’t follow ANY “fixed formula”. You can’t just say: do X, Y and you are charismatic.
Let’s just go over a few examples very briefly:
Jim Morrison, lead singer of rock band “The Doors”, is considered one of the most influential and charismatic persons on the rock industry, yet, he had a lifelong pattern of alcoholism and substance abuse, frequently caused problems everywhere he went, had depression crisis, among many other negative events in his life.
John F. Kennedy, considered one of the most charismatic presidents on the history of the USA, had a good childhood, didn’t use drugs (as far as we know), served in the World War Two with a heroic distinction and had an apparently good family life.
If we search hard enough, we might find some similarities between John F. Kennedy and Jim Morrison but you would have to agree that, on the surface, they are very minimal, especially when comparing to other charismatic people.
However, there are at least two traits that all those charismatic people have in common:
1) They are true to themselves;
2) They defied the status quo;
Take these two traits alone and they don’t mean anything. They represent no real help for your quest on being charismatic. They are as general and useless as all those self-help books on your shelf BUT in this school, you are going to learn how to make sense of those two traits and how to apply it to your life.
We are also going to study extensively some of these personalities, WHY they are charismatic, WHAT lessons can we learn from them and HOW the Charisma School framework fits on them.
Remember that some of these personalities, despite their charisma, haven’t lived happy lives: substance abuse, murder and suicide were present in some of them. This will never happen to you if you follow the FULL Charisma School framework that is specifically designed for you to become authentic to your own nature. What would be the use of having charisma if your life is completely destroyed?