What does charisma mean?

Definitions for charisma
kəˈrɪz mə; -mə tə; ˈkær ɪz əmcharis·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. charisma, personal appeal, personal magnetismnoun

    a personal attractiveness or interestingness that enables you to influence others


  1. charismanoun

    Personal charm or magnetism

  2. charismanoun

    An extraordinary power granted by the Holy Spirit

  3. charismanoun

    The ability to influence without the use of logic.


  1. Charisma

    Charisma () is a personal quality of presence or charm that compels its subjects.Scholars in sociology, political science, psychology, and management reserve the term for a type of leadership seen as extraordinary; in these fields, the term "charisma" is used to describe a particular type of leader who uses "values-based, symbolic, and emotion-laden leader signaling".In Christian theology, the term appears as charism, an endowment or extraordinary power given by the Holy Spirit.


  1. charisma

    Charisma is a compelling attractiveness or charm that inspires devotion or admiration in others. It is a personal quality or trait that encompasses strong communication skills, confidence, creativity, assertiveness, and an ability to influence and inspire others.


  1. Charisma

    The term charisma has two senses: compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others, a divinely conferred power or talent. For some theological usages the term is rendered charism, with a meaning the same as sense 2. Since the 1950s, the term has become widely used, with varying meanings, in religion, the social sciences, the media, and throughout Western societies. This article describes the theological and personality senses of the definition of charisma, the history of the term, and 21st century uses of both senses in particular sectors of society.

Editors Contribution

  1. charisma

    A divine energy, talent, ability, aura, skill and feeling within all people and leaders to inspire and motivate people to focus positively on cocreating optimum health, democracy, human rights, shared prosperity for all, stability, unity government, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to life, right to housing, public housing on public land building projects, right to free education, living wage, right to parent, right to childcare, right to a standard of living, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, civil rights, equal rights, equal opportunities, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, equal distribution of income, wealth, fairness and justness across society, the country, europe and the world and contribute to the cocreation of global and national peace agreements, peace treaties, the universes truth and a fair, just and transparent system of checks and balances.

    All beings have charisma as WE are all worthy of it.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 12, 2017  

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  1. archaism

  2. machairs

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of charisma in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of charisma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of charisma in a Sentence

  1. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    My strong point is not rhetoric, it isn't showmanship, it isn't big promises-those things that create the glamour and the excitement that people call charisma and warmth.

  2. Marianne Williamson:

    Charisma is a sparkle in people that money can’t buy. It’s an invisible energy with visible effects.

  3. Rex Elsass:

    He's somebody who speaks to the heart of people, and has a leadership quality and a charisma that would be an incredible asset to anybody who was the nominee.

  4. Seve Ballesteros:

    I look into their eyes, shake their hand, pat their back, and wish them luck, but I am thinking, 'I am going to bury you. ...................................................... On a golf course Seve has got everything. I mean everything: touch, power, know-how, courage and charisma.

  5. Swordfish:

    Ginger He exists in a world beyond your world. What we only fantasize - he does. He lives a life where nothing is beyond. But you know what its all a facade. All his charm and charisma, his wealth, his expensive toys. He is a driven, unflinching, calculating machine. He takes what he wants and then disappears. You don't find him - he finds you.

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