Definitions: (1) a natural talent, aptitude, or ability; bent; knack; (2) a uniquely attractive quality <as elegance, smartness, or sophistication>; style; (3) instinctive perceptiveness; discernment

Derivation: Latin, “smell sweet”

Too Far: It is easy to go overboard if your persona is just on the surface and not who you are deep down.

Quote: What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose. — Margaret Hilda Thatcher (1925–2013) British stateswoman, 71st Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

How to Live This Quality Today: Notice what qualities your friends have a flair for. Weave that recognition into the conversation. By doing so, you will be building a flair as an artful complimenter.