Personability Score

Charisma is the odd stat out in the game. Everything else has a very clear purpose: might, hardiness, coordination, smarts, and willpower. But Charisma does this weird double duty as physical appearance, social skills, and sense of self. And it overlaps slightly with Wisdom as both tie into force of personality.

Physical attractiveness is not even consistently a part of Charisma. For a while there was a “Comeliness” attribute floating around, making Charisma even more flimsy. And there’s always the argument that people’s poor Cha score might be a reflection of their poor personality, such as dwarves. Which means the inverse might be possible: people with a bitchin’ Charisma fueled by charm and personability.