The Urban Dictionary offers a comprehensive definition of what is a magnetic personality. It’s a person with a sense of calm self-confidence and authenticity, they say, who others are drawn to instinctively.
There’s a lot in that statement. It could be a keen intellect, a personal charm and highly developed capacity to connect with others, an impressive competence in something, but a magnetic personality does attract us. If we’re not too envious, we notice and admire the difference in these people.
We also know the deceptions that occur in this personality type. Hitler, after all, was said to be very charismatic and attentive when he wanted to, and psychopaths are often notorious charmers. So there would appear to be some significant other requirements necessary for the magnetic personality in question to be valuable and useful for society. And it is in this area that we must turn to metaphysics if we’re to really understand this phenomenon.
And perhaps unlock the door to our own nascent magnetism. The Human Being’s Magnetic Inner Life, today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.