Hitler’s Personality: A Weapon
His ability to manipulate the crowds could be seen as the least obvious of his characteristics. When talking about Germany, one is unable to describe its history without referencing Hitler and his destruction.
Everyone who encountered him always underestimated him. He could remember the smallest details and facts and used that to his advantage in order to convince others that he was incredibly intelligent. He was known to make intense, complex problems seem really simple.
He was unwilling to change his views or consider any other options. He was very private, which led in his ability to keep his emotions hidden except when he wanted them used for personal gain.
He was also viewed by some, especially himself, as the Messiah, or chosen one “singled out by Providence for a special mission.” Because attempts on his life had failed, this further convinced him that it was divine intervention and it was his chosen destiny to take control of “his peoples’” lives. He also believed that the Nazi Party was, not like a religion, but WAS a religion. He believed in its symbol and sacred oaths.
However, perhaps his most successful personal trait was his ability to speak. This is believed to be what made him so well known and given such praise. He was able to bring about deep emotions from all persons and was able to specify to the very last detail how the speeches would be stationed to create the most perfect setting and control the audience’s mood.
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Spielvogel J, Redles D. Hitler and Nazi Germany: A History (United States: Pearson Education, 2014)
Hoffman, Heinrich. Adolf Hitler, 1933. 1933. Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1990-048-29A / CC-BY-SA. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Adolf_Hitler_1933_(foto_carnet).jpg