Theron Q. Dumont in his book "On Personal Magnetism" explains the ultimate power that is contained in everyone of us.:
The fact is that every person generates and throws off a certain degree (varying among different individuals) of personal magnetism, which affects the minds of other persons coming within the ﬁeld of its inﬂuence. Not only does each person emanate and project a certain amount or degree of personal magnetism, additionally, each person is also constantly surrounded by a ﬁeld of personal magnetic inﬂuence – a personal atmosphere, so to speak.
This personal atmosphere affects to a greater or lesser degree other persons coming within its ﬁeld of inﬂuence.
This personal atmosphere varies greatly in degree of strength, extent and general character, among different individuals.
The average person has but a weak personal atmosphere, which extends but a short distance on all sides of him, while the strong characters of the race are surrounded by a widely spread personal atmosphere of great, power, especially when they are aroused by any strong emotion, feeling or desire.
The personal atmosphere of those strong individuals, who are generally recognized as leaders of the race, usually extends great distances from the person, and is fairly saturated with strong dynamic magnetism, which impresses itself strongly upon those coming within their ﬁeld of inﬂuence.
But even the weaker individuals of the race, or using personal magnetism unconsciously, exert at least some degree of inﬂuence upon those around them.
It requires but a moment’s thought to recognize that some persons emanate an atmosphere of good-cheer, brightness, and happiness, which affects in a desirable way all persons with whom they come in contact. Others, in the same way, are surrounded by an atmosphere of gloom, pessimism and discouragement, which adversely affects persons coming near them.
These things are too common to even excite interest among the average persons, but in this phenomena may be found the key to the higher forms of personal magnetism.