Charisma - A good sense of humour. And consequently better storytelling skills.
It’s not that I don’t have a sense of humour.. It’s just that a sense of humour which is funny enough, understandable to most people, and wholesome, is something to desire.
You know how the sad pattern is that the funnier jokes are usually demeaning to some stereotypical groups of people, be it race, hair colour, gender, and very often to do with sex or sexual components. I’d like to think that you can still be funny even without all that – God does have a sense of humour as well, and I will very much like to believe that His brand of humour isn’t demeaning to anyone at all. :D
I seem to excel rather badly in storytelling though, I usually burst out laughing even before the punch line, or perhaps forget the punch line. You know how some people just have that natural talent for storytelling and people just listen to them? (Thinking about it, I think it’s called charisma.)
Yeah, the 3rd of my 3 attributes I want to nurture in myself is charisma. Not that I don’t have it at all, but I want to develop it more. Not that I am socially inept either, it is just something that I see as valuable in life, especially in my future career, and just hoping to be a well-liked person in general.
Using very church-y terms, to be able to widen our sphere of kingdom influence, I suppose, requires some amount of attractiveness – especially in character. And charisma is one of those qualities that can really draw people to you. Sure people have used it for evil (read: Hitler and most evil leaders really), but imagine that charisma used for good, and for His purpose.
Mmmmm. It’ll be awesome.