10 Genuine Ways Anyone Can Be Exceptionally Charming
Charming people don't mind serving as a cautionary tale. They don't mind being a source of laughter, for others and for themselves.
And they're also not afraid to look a little silly. When you own your foibles, people don't laugh at you. They laugh with you. And they realize it's OK to let down their own guards and meet you at a genuine level.
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Having charm is not about deceiving others. Keep strong negative feelings to yourself, do your best to reveal who you are and if you disagree with something, do so nicely.
Keep the conversation moving at a comfortable but somewhat brisk pace. Don’t cut the conversation short if things are going well, but also avoid hitting uncomfortable lulls. So when the pace starts to die down, it's time to make an exit.
On your way out make sure that the other remembers you.
Touch is a physical way of indicating acceptance and if properly timed it can be very charming.
There's nothing wrong with a handshake when you introduce yourself, but beyond that, don't abuse touch. Stick to safe zones like the outside of the arm and upper back, and when in doubt, just stick to those handshakes.
A charming person makes everyone, regardless of their status, feel important. People around them feel heard, understood, and worthy of their time.
It feels good to hear our own names, and when someone uses it we're more likely to pay greater attention to them.
Use mnemonic devices if you have a hard time remembering names.
When someone known for their charisma compliments you, it gives the impression that it is not only sincere but valuable, because of their natural confidence.
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