Hillary Clinton Gives Rare Insight As To Why She Might Appear Unemotional

The presidential nominee reveals the memorable situation that forced her to control her emotions


If you've ever been on the Facebook page Humans of New York, you'll be accustomed to its photos and interviews of New Yorkers providing a brief insight into their lives.

But, the other day, the Facebook page posted a surprising story to their site, by none other than presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.


Beside an image of the democratic candidate, Clinton's interview reveals the sexism she faced at the early stages of her studies to become a lawyer and an explanation as to why she might seem emotionally cut off to the outside world.

Recounting the day of her law school admissions test to get into Harvard, the politician described how she and her friend were shouted at by male students from across the room who told them 'you don't need to be here' and 'there's plenty else you can do.'


As a result, Hillary admits the ordeal made her learn how to control her emotions in times of difficulty or unease. 

'I know that I can be perceived as aloof or cold or unemotional. But I had to learn as a young woman to control my emotions. And that's a hard path to walk. Because you need to protect yourself, you need to keep steady, but at the same time you don't want to seem 'walled off.'

'I don't view myself as cold or unemotional. And neither do my friends. And neither does my family. But if that sometimes is the perception I create, then I can't blame people for thinking that.'

Don't judge a book by its cover. 

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