Personal influence is the capacity of an individual to change the thoughts, emotions and actions of others. This is a talent that is greatly amplified by social position such as authority, relationships and social status. The following are common types of personal influence.
Argument & debate skills
Grit & resilience
PersuasionPersuasion is the art of convincing others of your position. If you are talented in this area, you may exercise much influence beyond your social position and status.
Cultural CapitalCultural capital is the ability to influence in the context of a culture. This includes the credibility you are able to build in a particular cultural context. For example, a sports person who tends to resonate with other sports people such that they can more easily influence people who are immersed in this culture.
Relational CapitalRelational capital is the value of the relationships that you build. Generally speaking, if you know many people your capacity to influence societies, cultures, communities and organizations may increase.
TypesThe following are the basic types of personal influence.
SummaryPersonal influence allows an individual to lead and affect the direction of groups.Next: Social Influence
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