36,098 views | Elizabeth Zechmeister • TEDxNashvilleSalon
How charisma is a superpower we gift to others
What is charisma? Is it a personal quality? Part of our personality? When we think of charismatic leaders, specific names come to mind, but those names usually differ based on our political views. Why is that? In her TEDx talk, Dr. Elizabeth Zechmeister shows how her research revealed a surprising fact: Charisma doesn't come strictly from within us, but rather it is a quality we gift to others. We award charisma to selected leaders especially when we feel vulnerable, and we ignore more critical views. Charisma is indeed a kind of superpower, but one that comes with both positive and negative consequences.