Every middle-managing pointy-haired boss I've ever had always tried to fake charisma, and it painfully showed. I actually had one female boss ask me directly, "Why don't you like me?" I answered, "Why should I? You got to your position because you dated your boss, you're not very bright, and you treat me like a sled dog you're obligated to scratch behind the ear from time to time to keep me dragging your fat @ss forward." I didn't get to keep that job for very long after that.