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They’re calling her “Hidden Hillary.”
“Why is Hillary hiding?”
“Where is Hillary hiding?”
“What is Hillary hiding?”
We assessed Hillary as a Rational Mastermind INTJ. Do these types hide? We’re going to look at Hillary first, and then we’ll consider whether her behaviors are consistent with her temperament type.
What we know for sure is that many of her emails have been hidden (permanently deleted, thanks to BleachBit, the software program used on Clinton’s private servers). Her schedule during her service as Secretary of State is not set to be released until after the election. Recently 15,000 more emails have been reld, revealing that there may be possible, “Pay for Play,” scenarios where those who donated to the Clinton Foundation were given special favors during her time as Secretary of State.
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Trump is in the news all the time. He’s everywhere, talking about everything. He’s been doing numerous press conferences, and town hall meetings, where he is asked all kinds of questions, and giving his unpredictable responses. Clinton on the other hand has been criticized from every direction on the fact that she hasn’t done a press conference in a very, very, very long time. Do a Google search on “Hillary press conference” and the headlines have one theme. Here’s what comes up:
This is why Hillary Clinton doesn’t do press conferences – Quartz
Why Hillary Clinton won’t do a press conference – VICE News
Hillary Clinton’s Press Conference Phobia – POLITICO Magazine
Hillary Clinton hasn’t held a press conference in 257 days – The Washington Post
How to Solve the Hillary Clinton Press Conference ‘Problem’ – Esquire
Hillary Clinton’s Relationship With the Press Is Broken – The New Republic
Hillary Thinks A Phone Call To CNN Constitutes A Press – Alex Jones
Why Hillary Clinton Won’t Hold a Press Conference – The Ringer
This Is Why Hillary Hasn’t Held a Press Conference in 262 Days – Townhall
Hillary Clinton Hasn’t Held A Press Conference In 260 days – The Daily Caller
Is she “honest and trustworthy”? A CNN poll found that only 34 percent of women and 25 percent of men say that she is “honest and trustworthy.” These numbers have been on a downward path as more has been revealed.
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Is Hillary a liar?
Well… It depends on who you ask. If you ask Republicans or Trump supporters, she’s definitely a liar. If you ask Democrats or Hillary Clinton supporters you might hear something different. If you ask the Clintons, both Bill and Hillary will tell you that they never lie. Whether you are for her or against her, you are forced into the following positions:
(a) Yes, she is a liar, she is corrupt, and electing her as President will destroy our country.
(b) Yes, she is a liar, but, all politicians are liars, and in fact, all of us are guilty of telling lies. Overall, she will still do great for the country even though she’s a liar.
(c) No, she is not a liar! She is the victim of a right wing conspiracy. She is innocent, and she is making a difference in the world. We need to elect her. She will be a great President!
(d) No, she is not a liar, she may not be perfect, but she will make a better President than Donald Trump.
When they lie, Rationals tell “rational” lies; that is, “lies which make sense.” They rationalize. They see the truth as relative. It depends on how you frame the facts, how you see rules, and whether you see reality as black and white or grey. Rationals see the truth as something to be articulated rather than a straightforward set of facts which speak for themselves. Facts are subject to interpretation. Rules are guidelines. Rationals often figure out a way to bend the rules, workaround the rules, change the rules, leverage the rules (in their favor), or justify their behavior (when rules are allegedly broken).
ABC News reported that in Clinton’s newly released emails, it was revealed that Clinton Foundation donors looked for invitations to events by the State Department, and made requests to sit next to Vice President Joe Biden. DNC Chair, Donna Brazille said, “I’ve been a government official. So, you know, this notion that, somehow or another, someone who is a supporter, someone who is a donor, somebody who’s an activist, saying ‘I want access, I want to come into a room and I want to meet people’—we often criminalize behavior that is normal… I don’t see what the smoke is.”
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So… Why is Hillary hiding?
As a Rational-Mastermind INTJ, she is a supreme pragmatist. She sees reality as a “crucible for refining their strategies for goal-directed action.” If it was anyone other than Trump running against her, she might have to come out of hiding. But, practically speaking, it appears that the more she is hidden, the less attention there is on all of the scandal surrounding her. And the more Trump keeps talking, the more he seems to put his own foot in his mouth. Is hiding a strategy deliberately being deployed by the Clinton campaign?
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How much longer can she hide? Can Hillary run out the clock? Is banking on Trump screwing up his own candidacy a sure bet? We saw a huge jump in the polls for Hillary after the Democratic National Convention, and we did see Trump’s mouth and his hands (through tweets), get him into deeper turmoil. And then… He shook things up. He hired a new campaign manager and a new Chief Executive. He seems to have “softened” his position on immigration, and has made an appeal for the African-American vote. And Hillary’s double digit lead has narrowed to single digits.
Rational Masterminds can often be seen as distant, removed, and aloof. They can often be perceived as being cold and calculating, which doesn’t help her “hidden” nature. Hillary Clinton has been called, “the most famous person no one knows.” In Carl Bernstein’s best-selling, definitive biography, “A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton,” he said that there were three pillars which have held Hillary up through the years. He writes:
“Three pillars have held her up through one crisis after another in a life creased by personal difficulties and public and private battles: her religious faith; her powerful urge toward both service and its accompanying sense (for good or ill) of self-importance: and a fierce desire for privacy and secrecy. It is the last of these that seems to cast a larger and larger shadow over who she really is.” [Emphasis ours]
Her campaign has made great attempts to “humanize” her whereas Trump’s campaign has portrayed him to be “superhuman.” Hillary is out on the campaign trail, aggressively fund-raising, and paying millions for attack-ads against Trump. How does this differ from a press conference? In all of the above, the Hillary Clinton campaign creates the message they want. They get to create the “reality” they want. They get to avoid all of the scandals that Trump and the media would like to confront her with. The moment she does a press conference, we all know what everyone will be asking. And we all know that those questions will be difficult to answer. And as long as those questions can’t be asked directly, and as long as she doesn’t have to provide answers, the headlines will not be about her. But, she will eventually need to come out of hiding… What will we see when she does?
Bernstein also writes:
“As Hillary has continued to speak from the protective shell of her own making, and packaged herself for the widest possible consumption, she has misrepresented not just facts but often her essential self. Great politicians have always been marked by the consistency of their core beliefs, their strength of character in advocacy, and the self-knowledge that informs bold leadership. Almost always, Hillary has stood for good things. Yet there is often a disconnect between her convictions and words, and her actions. This is where Hillary disappoints. But the jury remains out. She still has time to prove her case, to effectuate those things that make her special, not fear them or camouflage them. We would all be the better for it, because what lies within may have the potential to change the world, if only a little.” [Emphasis ours]
We hope to see the real Hillary sometime soon!