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Chapter 3: The obstacles to presence, power, and warmth

Your charisma can be reduced if you feel physical or mental discomfort.

For example, when you are wearing a black suit in the sun, it’s very hot for you. Other people will see your discomfort. The best way to prevent this type of obstacle is to always take care of your physical comfort. Always choose a good location for meetings, dress in comfortable clothes, and so on. If you realize that something makes you uncomfortable, it’s important to take action.

The most common mental discomfort comes from anxiety caused by uncertainty. If we are not comfortable with uncertainty, we may get anxiety, which will impact our charisma. That’s why it’s important to learn how to handle such situations. Responsibility transfer is a great method to reduce this discomfort.

Actions to take

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