March Mat Chat: CHARISMA
DEFINITION: Having a magnetic personality
SYNONYMS: allure, dazzle, entertain, charm
There is a simple fact in human nature that states we all want to be liked. Charisma is all about relationships and how people regard you. The best part is: charisma can definitely be developed. Anyone can add more to his or her personality – and being charismatic has a lot of advantages. This includes, but is not limited to, being chosen as a leader of a group.
Here are some guidelines regarding children and charisma based on age:
- With children ages 3 to 5; they are typically afraid or intimidated when they meet new people. This means that your goal should be to teach them how to give a polite greeting, and also how to be polite to others.
- With children ages 5 to 7; they are starting to make best friends. This means that your goal should be to teach them how to be a good friend to others.
- With children ages 8 to 11; they are becoming less dependent on parents as more and more friendships form. This means that your goal should be to teach them how to be a good leader for their friends.
- With kids ages 12 and up; they are starting to worry about other people’s opinions. Teach them how to speak to other people in a positive manner so that they in return will be treated better.
Charisma is a trait that one cannot do without. It does take practice and full attention to properly develop charisma. By introducing this word to your students, you will equip them with a foundation that they can build upon as they learn and grow. Help your students build charisma and the benefits will be immeasurable.