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Warped
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"...seductive but what magnetizes you is that something is being hidden..." @sophiab

Like a spell.  Dazzling, legendary, playful, entertaining, bigger than life, thrilling, mysterious, like a little shiver down your spine, and somehow exactly what you want.  Exciting, energizing, inspiring, but somehow elusive -- you must chase, accommodate, earn, sacrifice, only to find -- sometimes, not always -- a disappointing lack of integrity, among other things, behind the facade.

Overt charisma always comes off as phony and very off-putting, to me at least.  But the subtle kind... Integrity can actually coexist there.

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dolce
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It's too easy to like something shiny! 

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Elsa
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I saw a tik tok dude today, oozing charisma.  It's easy to see how people are drawn in by him and people like him. I mean, he as a delight.  But his motives and the motives of the people who back him are dark. It's simply beguiling and I don't think a person is likely to see through it without being expressly told the key codes, basically. It's like a game... you're stuck in it at a certain place until someone gives you a cheat code.

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