Right this moment, I'm thinking of Angelina Jolie. Charismatic. Mysterious. Sexiest woman in the world. What is it in her that put her on that pedestal? What makes people charismatic and mysterious like those femme fatales in film noirs?

          Ding! I have a theory.

          Charisma and mystique is the by-product of being true to oneself and not falling into stereotypes. When one is untrue, she is likely to emulate someone else, eventually being a second-rate version of another and becoming the perfect example of a stereotype. So high school flick! Or a grown up tacky film.

          On the other side, she who is comfortable in her own skin, she who does not hide her complexities, is a misfit in the usual molds of women. Predicting and reading her is difficult. Because she is human, she is real, she has weaknesses and strengths, she has varied interests, she is multidimensional. At the end of the day, you will either love her or hate her. But the odds, I bet, is that you are more likely to be drawn to her charms and air of mystique. I bet.