The charisma myth is a book of the writer Olivia Fox and who reveals that charisma can be learned and perfected by anyone. I picked up this book after hearing something about it on Instagram, I’ve always yearned to have more charisma, but never formally studied it.
Drawing on techniques she originally developed for Harvard and MIT, Olivia breaks charisma down into its components. Becoming more charismatic doesn’t mean transforming your fundamental personality. It’s about adopting a series of specific practices that fit in with the personality you already have.
The Charisma Myth combines fun stories, sound science, and practical tools. The author takes a scientific approach to a heretofore mystical topic, explaining what charisma is, how it’s learned, what its side effects are, and how to deal with them.