A newly released FBI file on Steve Jobs paints a portrait of a driven, complex individual with a "tendency to distort reality" to achieve his goals.
The file, amassed in 1991 when President George H.W. Bush was considering Jobs for a seat on the President's Export Council, reveals nothing about the late Apple co-founder not extensively explored in the 2011 biography of Jobs by Walter Isaacson.
At the time, Jobs -- who had been ousted from Apple and was working as president of NeXT Inc. -- had vacated his house at 460 Mountain Home Road in Woodside, where he lived from 1984 to July 1990, and was planning to marry, the report said.
Jobs checked "no" to questions on whether he had ever been arrested for a felony or drug or alcohol offense, or had been member of the Communist Party.
He also answered "no" to the question of whether he had used marijuana, cocaine, narcotics of hallucinogens in the past five years, though Jobs was an enthusiast of hallucinogens, according to the Isaacson book.
FBI agents reported that "several individuals commented concerning past drug use on the part of Mr. Jobs," and "several individuals questioned Mr. Jobs' honesty stating that Mr. Jobs will twist the truth and distort reality in order to achieve his goals.
"They also commented that in the past, Mr. Jobs was not supportive of (the mother of his child born out of wedlock) and their daughter; however, he recently has become more supportive."