Did anyone ever describe you as charismatic?

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31 Mar 2007, 7:37 pm

I was recently called a charismatic little weasel - if that counts.

I've been told that I have a great deal of stage presence though.



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31 Mar 2007, 9:10 pm

Not that I remember.


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31 Mar 2007, 9:25 pm

Charismatic is the last word that would ever describe me.



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31 Mar 2007, 9:25 pm

Oh, yes, when I'm masquerading in public as a well-dressed, articulate, helpful and humorous individual. In private, though, my handful of dear friends simply call me eccentric, an appelation I've aspired to since I learned what it meant. Among other things, it gives one license to remain in the house all weekend in the same pair of pajamas, letting dishes pile up in the sink and pouring through one book after another.


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01 Apr 2007, 12:40 pm

from the way people react to me, I had to wonder if I was charismatic. they'd copy me a lot, run out and buy the same clothes or whatever, seemed to want to be me!

i don't want to be me most of the time. it's a strange thing, the charisma thing.



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01 Apr 2007, 1:56 pm

Demographic most likely to find me so = male geeks.

Demographic least likely to find me so = Intellectually deficient middle-aged women.



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01 Apr 2007, 2:42 pm

Im quite the opposite of charasmatic.



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01 Apr 2007, 2:44 pm

SpaceCase wrote:
What does that even mean? *is talking about the long c-word*


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you are charismatic SP, as people are drawn toward your personality :)


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01 Apr 2007, 2:47 pm

SteveK wrote:
cellogirl42 wrote:
SpaceCase wrote:
What does that even mean? *is talking about the long c-word*


-SpaceCase


cha·ris·ma–noun
1. Theology. a divinely conferred gift or power.
2. a spiritual power or personal quality that gives an individual influence or authority over large numbers of people.
3. the special virtue of an office, function, position, etc., that confers or is thought to confer on the person holding it an unusual ability for leadership, worthiness of veneration, or the like.

(From www.dictionary.com :wink: )



You gave the DICTIONARY definition! The COMMON definition has more with being socially adept, charming, and compelling. That is often OUTSIDE of any office, or church. You can be a charismatic speaker, or a charismatic salesperson, for example. Sometimes, the dictionaries JUST miss the mark! BTW I DOUBT fresco meant the definition you gave!

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yes but this application of the word would fall under definition #2. anything with social status or social sway: influence over large numbers of people


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01 Apr 2007, 2:57 pm

I have been described in a number of ways. Never that onr though.


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01 Apr 2007, 3:10 pm

Yeah, #2 is the commonly used defintion. It really doesnt have anything to do with being socially adept though. Case in point is Joan of Arc. Considered one of the more charismatic historical figures, because of her courage and ability to see the future. Socially she was a total f**k up.

And yeah, Ive got it coming out all over me. I cant keep the stuff away. Pesky charisma, nothing but problems.


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01 Apr 2007, 4:04 pm

Sedaka wrote:
SpaceCase wrote:
What does that even mean? *is talking about the long c-word*


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you are charismatic SP, as people are drawn toward your personality :)


Well,thank ya! :D

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01 Apr 2007, 4:11 pm

Sedaka wrote:
SteveK wrote:
cellogirl42 wrote:
SpaceCase wrote:
What does that even mean? *is talking about the long c-word*


-SpaceCase


cha·ris·ma–noun
1. Theology. a divinely conferred gift or power.
2. a spiritual power or personal quality that gives an individual influence or authority over large numbers of people.
3. the special virtue of an office, function, position, etc., that confers or is thought to confer on the person holding it an unusual ability for leadership, worthiness of veneration, or the like.

(From www.dictionary.com :wink: )



You gave the DICTIONARY definition! The COMMON definition has more with being socially adept, charming, and compelling. That is often OUTSIDE of any office, or church. You can be a charismatic speaker, or a charismatic salesperson, for example. Sometimes, the dictionaries JUST miss the mark! BTW I DOUBT fresco meant the definition you gave!

Steve


yes but this application of the word would fall under definition #2. anything with social status or social sway: influence over large numbers of people


Sorry, I saw SPIRITUAL, and just STOPPED! 8-(



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01 Apr 2007, 4:11 pm

I get called "reserved"- certainly not charismatic. People sometimes think I'm cute, or funny, but I'm not much of a charmer :(



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01 Apr 2007, 4:14 pm

NoCriminalIntent wrote:
Yeah, #2 is the commonly used defintion. It really doesnt have anything to do with being socially adept though. Case in point is Joan of Arc. Considered one of the more charismatic historical figures, because of her courage and ability to see the future. Socially she was a total f**k up.

And yeah, Ive got it coming out all over me. I cant keep the stuff away. Pesky charisma, nothing but problems.


I tried to come up with my own definition that matched the understanding. Oh well, that isn't the easiest thing to do at times quickly and extemporaneously.

Steve