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Charisma Test

Charismatic people are often seen as having extraordinary leadership and communication abilities. They tend to have a high level of self-confidence and strong convictions about their beliefs and way of doing things and often exhibit high task performance abilities.

This test is based on the research of M. Shashkin and W.C. Morris to bring you a test that measures your charisma across six different domains.

Are you a charismatic person? For each of the following questions, indicate your level of agreement below.

Question 1 of 24

I seem most alive when deeply involved in some project.



The IDRlabs Charisma Test (IDR-C) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-C is based on the work of M. Shashkin and W.C. Morris, who authored the Charisma Instrument. The IDR-C is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of social psychology, personality psychology, or any affiliated research institutions.

The test provides the following feedback:

Management of Attention: The level of close attention you pay to people with whom you are communicating.

Management of Meaning: Indicating the level of effectiveness with which you are able to get your meaning across.

Management of Trust: The level at which others perceive you as willing to follow through on promises and take clear positions on issues.

Management of Self: The level of concern you have regarding the welfare of others and their feelings as well as your own self-regard.

Management of Risk: The willingness to take risks for the things you believe in. The acceptance and ability to deal with failures in the pursuit of your goals.

Management of Feelings: The ability to tap into the feelings of others and make their work more meaningful for them.

The IDRlabs Charismatic Test was informed by M. Shashkin and W.C. Morris’ work as published by Addison-Wesly (1987).

The work of M. Shashkin and W.C. Morris has informed the test items in the form of the widely known measure of charisma, the Charismatic Test, which is especially for the use of qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs Charismatic Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The Charismatic Test is based on a charismatic instrument developed by the said researchers. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first take and cannot provide accurate assessments of your personality. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive personality assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.

As the publishers of this free online charismatic test, which allows you to screen yourself for the manifestations of this virtue, we have striven to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present Charismatic Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This Charismatic Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to the areas of simple appreciation, appreciation for others, and lack of sense of deprivation.

2. Scholarly oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of Ph.D.s and is designed to deliver a clear picture of the respondent’s current characteristics indicating charisma as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.