Jobs sometimes avoided the truth. Helmut Sonnenfeldt once said of Henry Kissinger, “He lies not because it’s in his interest, he lies because it’s in his nature.”
From Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson p 287
I’m reading this book at present and really enjoying it.
I’ve learned when dealing with some people that this phenomenon is observable. For no good reason — except their ‘nature’ — they can, do and will act in a certain way. It doesn’t just apply to politicians.
We deny this at our peril.