Analyzing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s EVERY Move

The Success Bistro
3 min readJun 1, 2022

Today we’re going to be analyzing Dwayne Johnson. According to surveys, 46% of Americans would like to see Dwane Johnson run for president.

And it’s no surprise, as he’s regarded as one of the most charismatic people ever. But why? And how does he do it?

Let’s dive into the world of the charismatic cues of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

#1 The Smolder

Dwayne Johnson is famous for his signature look aka the smolder.

It may look funny at first, but when someone smolders they share intense eye contact that makes people feel warm. Use this cue by purposefully hardening your lower lids and focusing on the other person. It shows that you’re paying attention.

#2 Intriguing Gestures

Listening to The Rock, you may notice it’s not just his voice he uses but also his hands. Sometimes even his whole body. Dwayne uses intriguing gestures to animate his stories. During his conversations, he doubles up on what he’s trying to convey.

Check out our body language playlist for more cues that you may want to use to be more like Dwayne.

#3 Dig Deep

Dwayne Johnson digs deep. When someone talks to him, he really pays attention and tries to ask questions. By just saying simple phrases like “tell me more about that” or “I want to know more about you” you’re really saying “I want to know more about you” and “I have time for you”.

So ask more questions! Really dig deep and try to understand other people.

#4 The Savor Smile

When people think of positive people they may think of smiling, but the problem is that there’s a fake type of smiling. The ones you see on carpet runways and from toxic friends.

Dwayne Johnson, though? He uses a “savor” smile. The most charming of smiles.

They’re more attractive and take longer than a half-second to give that feeling that someone’s enjoying your presence.

#5 Verbal Mirroring

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