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8 Things Everyone Can Learn From Hillary Clinton's Boss AF Debate Performance

We all witnessed the second presidential debate, where The Donald unleashed every attack and insult possible at Secretary Clinton, who handled it like a complete B-O-S-S.

Regardless of what you think about Hillary Clinton (and trust me, I personally still have some serious doubts and reservations about her), there's a lot we can all learn from her.

Despite my doubts, I do have a newfound respect for Mrs. Clinton after her behavior last night.

Here are some valuable lessons us ladies (and gentlemen, in some cases) can take away from Hillary's actions during the debate.

When someone goes low, take the high road.

Michelle Obama said it best when she said “When they go low, we go high,” while campaigning for Clinton.

The best way to stop a bully (and Trump is the textbook definition of a bully) is to completely ignore insults and attacks.

Hillary didn't take the bait. Instead, she engaged with the audience and stuck to the issues.

When you conduct yourself like that, not only will you feel better about yourself, but it will also make the other person look absolutely ridiculous.


Self-control is one of the best qualities you can possess.

Talk about fucking self control.

Like her or not, you have to admit, Hillary has plenty of it. Self control is an incredible quality for a future president –and anyone, for that matter to have.

After all, this person will have the nuclear codes. Imagine Donald Trump possessing that.

It's easy to give in to someone throwing insults your way, and it takes a very strong individual to resist freaking out. I personally would have punched him in the face (Sorry, Mom!).


Laugh it off.

Seriously, this is the best thing to do when a person is attacking you. It will not only anger said person, it will make you feel so much better about the situation to just smile about it.

Laughter is the best medicine, and honestly, people like Trump are easy to laugh at.

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Have conviction.

Hillary believes in being a person of  integrity and strength, and she displayed that during the debate, regardless of what Trump was saying about her.


Leave your emotions out of it.

As women, we're always told that we're too “emotional.”  Hillary stayed calm and steady throughout the conversation. She never once seemed weak.

People like Trump feed off emotional weakness. It makes them feel more powerful. That's why he feels the need to objectify and degrade women.

When in doubt, cry on the inside and stay calm on the outside, like a winner.


Be assertive, not aggressive.

It's important to stand your ground, but don't risk losing everything to do so. In other words, don't let anger get the best of you.

Hillary displayed this kind of behavior last night. She spoke with a firm, assertive tone.  Speaking like that shows strength. She didn't get off track responding to every possible attack.

It's especially important for women to display such behavior, because all too often men take advantage of the fact that women are taught to not be assertive.


Body language is key.

There are certain power poses you can do to make yourself feel more powerful and more in control of a situation.

Stand up straight, sit up in your chair and make plenty of eye contact — all body language Hillary used.


Reject sexist rhetoric.

Donald Trump is every woman's worst nightmare. He's sexist and a total misogynist. Hillary paid no attention to him, and instead refused to allow Trump to degrade her.


Have plenty of confidence.

Regardless of what attack comes your way, always believe in yourself. Don't listen to the Donald Trumps you come across in life and remember who you are. Always.

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Alexandra Curreri

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Allie graduated from FAU in 2015 and is currently residing in Boston pursuing a Master's in Journalism at Northeastern Univeristy. Her hobbies include mastering the art of shopping, indulging in SVU marathons and reading sappy romance novels.
Allie graduated from FAU in 2015 and is currently residing in Boston pursuing a Master's in Journalism at Northeastern Univeristy. Her hobbies include mastering the art of shopping, indulging in SVU marathons and reading sappy romance novels.

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