Woman's Secret ~The Charisma Secret ~ What Steve McQueen and Richard Downey Jr.; Both Learned in Life, and Something that is not Taught at College but Taught at their Alma Matter; somewhere's Else ~ JAIL!
.Did you know that how you walk tells more to people than what you say? Surprised? Here are two experts at walking that I have followed over the years. Both McQueen and Downey learned Charisma from an unlikely source: a sentance in PRISON.
Well you shouldn't be suprised at their charisma, it is because both McQueen and Downey, have been and Downey still is, the two most charismatic actors of our time.
What they learned on the street or in prison, was that it was not as much about what they said, but how they moved. And how to stay out of trouble, It was because smart talk to them was secondary but how they walked the streets and on prison floors is what kept them alive and well.
Most people who attend college, spend so much of their time learning what to say, rather than how they walk and how they say it. It's because our societies emphasis is so much on what we know (the Internet is pushing this idea even more these days), and those who are keeping Street Smarts as their basis of success. and who are skilled at its art, are only a few. It's the art of staying alive. Most hit rock bottom, but only a few like McQueen and Downey brush themselves off, and go back to acting again.
So how did these two bad boys garnered this skill? Did they learn it in Acting School? Not really, Also only a few actors who attend Acting School, tend to exhibit this quality when off the set.
Both were High School drop outs who never attended college, so they couldn't have learned it there.
So what do you suppose was their Alama Matter source. It was self-education. It's also, about a faking it until you make it syndrome too.
What I discovered might surprise you.
They learned their craft, in JAIL. Yes, if you don't walk like you have your shit together, you might never stay alive.
Why because not knowing this skill of walking charismatically, would prove grounds for either of them, to get beat up. Once they entered, it was as if there was a sign placed at the jails entrance: "Welcome to the HIGHER EDUCATION of the STREETS."
In prison, both McQueen and Downey learned how to walk charismatically and that was more about how they walked than what they said. Both even as they act within their roles, they say very little which includes short emphatic power lines. It is because they know what is not said, has more power, and how they move charismatically is a more important skill to keep alive, than whatever they might have to say. In fact, in many cases in prison talk, "less is more". Sonething they don't teach you at college.
The reason for that was because keeping their mouths shut to their fellow prisoners and the guards, was what kept them alive. In fact, if you say something at all it is better one says either nothing serious, or poke at someone jokingly. Oneliners tended to be much of their intimate conversations.
What both these leading actors learned is what is commonly referred to as: "Street Smarts".
I added this article below so you would become acquainted with the difference between the two, discussed not by me, but an expert "Street Smart" witness. What is interesting she is a woman and not a man.
School or Street Smarts
"School smarts refers to book smart, scholastically smart, study smart, knowledge of many topics, academic smart, intellectual, educated and cultivated.
For most of us, that again, means a lot of education. The school kind.
Street smarts refers to more of a survival instinct or rather ability, the means to meet people skills, regardless of to whom, practice not just caution but be proactive in self-awareness, manipulation, truth, practical living, how to live life, bargaining, keeping yourself entertained by entertaining others, living on next to nothing, etiquette never exposed to, when needed lie, wise, be driven and determined, feeling you have a purpose and finally, finding your own.
On your own. My Education, like few of us, came straight from the streets.
Make no mistake about it. I have no regrets. Whether optional choices or governed direction. I stand firm where I am, and am, who I am, because of everything that brought me here.
I have 2 choices. Use what I know to my advantage or continue to live homeless and die an awful death, worst of all, all alone. I stand firm because I have to and I am grateful I can."