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What is charisma Who has it What does it take to have charisma Charisma is known as a personality trait but can it be considered a quality a person possesses An individual with charisma is able to inspire and motivate people around themselves but the direction a leader inspires is not necessarily good This may be the case to those being influenced by the person they choose to follow but its not always positive in the eyes of societys morals David Koresh is a prime example of a charismatic leader but the people he led seemed to be blind to their own health and their familys health both physically and mentally This can settle any argument about charisma being a true quality or a positive trait of someones personality One of the moving characteristics concerning the followers of Koresh was the unplausible trust they had for Koresh which demonstrates trust as one of the strongest attributes a charismatic leader can possess Can one conclude though that trust is the strongest and most important asset to charisma Maybe in David Koreshs predicament but not in all cases of charisma Charisma has many elements to it and in different situations any one one factor can be stronger than anotherTrust is indeed a very strong element involved with charisma because it allows followers to see past many imperfections either physically or psychologically that their leader may have Trust gives an assurance in peoples actions toward their leader even though many times all the needed and desired information about this person is not known Fairholm 1994 The followers of the charismatic leader David Koresh were a prime example of unwavering trust despite the fact that Davids principles were immoral to the accepted views of society Gilbert Fairholm 1994 acknowledges trust as transforming and being able to impel or empower others to change towards the views of the trusted leader Koreshs followers acted sexually immoral giving up their daughters and
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