Jury Forman Reveals How Looks Do Matter, Agressive Style Doesn’t Work, and How Travis’ Mental and Emotional Abuse Played In the Decision

May 27, 2013 - 20 Responses

 

So many people are upset that the jurors could not reach a conclusion regarding Jodi Arias in terms of whether she lives or dies. In fact many were very upset with the Jury forman William Zervakos  who spoke out about the trial on Good Morning America. But if both the prosecution and  the defense  takes the time to really listen to what he said durting his interview they can learn a lot from his comments and what to do the second time around on July 19th.

1. The jury forman said that he could not wrap his mind around the fact that such a petetite and seemingly attractive  woman such as Jodi could commit such an heinous act. his exact words was that ” it didn’t wash.” In his mind and no doubt in the minds of others,  the way that Jodi looked was incongruent with her actions. The jury needed some logical explanation as to why such a seemlngly attractive woman would do  such a horrible crime.  In listening to the interviews of the three other jurors one mentioned that when she entered the courtroom she kept looking for the defendant as she could not believe it was Jodi. The other two jurors agreed with her.

As research has shown us time and time again, looks do matter, especially when it comes to judging people of criminal acts. If the defense wants to do right by their client, they need to play up her looks. hey need to have Jodi lose the glasses and the stringy greasy hair and the bangs. They need to supply her with some makeup , blush, mascara, and a dab of lip gloss as she goes into the courtroom. They need to not dress her frumpy but rather professional in a jacket with a colorful blouse underneath it. They need to play up the incongruity between her looks and her actions and make her as attractive as possible.

On the other side, the defense needs to adress the issue of her appearance and the incongruity up front. They need to  state that just because Jodi may be attractive, looks only go so far as her ugly actions of slitting Travis from ear to ear are is what really counts as opposed to her physical appearance.

2. The jury forman tried to wrap his mind around why Jodi would kill Travis in such a brutal way and came up with the fact hat he felt Travis emotionally and physically abused Jodi.

The defense needs to play up this emotional and mental abuse of Travis  using Jodi for sex and throwing her away like a used Kleenex, while he was preparing for a trip to Mexico with a woman he wanted to pursue as his wife.  thus destroying her sense of self . They need to say how she dedicated her life to Travis and how he led her on  after she converted to being a Mormon for him and accompanied him on  his quest of ironically traveling to “1000 places before you die. ”  They need to say how she was conscious of Travis’ finances and paid her own way even though she was a struggling waitress , just to be with him even though she could nto afford to do so. They also need stay away from their lame claim of physical abuse and focus on the mental and physical abuse that the forman spoke about.

The prosecution on the other hand needs to bring up Jodi’s lame lies of physical abuse and minimize the mental and emotional abuse.  he needs to say that she moved thousands of miles away from him and  it was her decision to seek him out and how he did not abuse her mentally or emotionally. He just wanted out of their Toxic relationship.

3. While the jury forman  said that the 18 days hurt Jodi ‘ because she was not a good witness”, the reality is that it may have indeed  helped her by the fact that it humanized her to many jury members . Thus it made killing her more difficult a task. This new jury will not  be hearing her testimony for 18 days or even more than one day, so this may not work in Jodi’s favor.

This time around, the defense needs to make sure that Jodi shuts up and doesn’t do her ridiculous slide show which completely contradicted her testimony of being the abused child when she looked so loving and chummy with her family in all of the photos she provided.She needs to NOT plead for her life, simply  based on  her ignorant cousin’s and her mother’s assessment of what she could do to be useful  in prison with programs that are non-existant in the Arizona  Perryville prison and of which she will have no control. Her lawyers need to sit her down a and give her a huge reality check telling her what the reality is of her getting life in prison really means. They should NOT let  Jodi satisfy her need for attention that she craves and be quiet.  Jodi wanted death and should plead for death if she wants it. If she is not allowed to plead for death and really wants it as she initially said she did, then they need to force her to sit down and remain silent. Instead her attorneys need to plead that she should live because even though she was “abused by her family”  she has forgiven them and doesn’t want to hurt them and cause them more pain and emotional agony. Jodi could be coached to say the same thing but she most likely would not heed her lawyers advice and would  go off on tangents in order to get more attention. This  would ultimately seal her fate.

The prosecution needs to share why Jodi would be better off dead. They need to say that if she gets out of prison after a few decades she would only be in her 50′s and would still be able to have relationships  whereby she could do the same thing to someone else whom she perceived  mentally or emotionally abused her. The prosecution also needs to bring up her jailhouse record and fights she was engaged in at Arpaio’s jail, and her complaints at being emotionally and mentally and physically abused. They also need to bring up her testimony about her parents abusing her and how she abused her mother. They need to show the jury that this is a life pattern of hers and that she will continue it.

4. What also made Jodi more compassionate to jurors was the fact that she was being treated harshly by Juan Martinez. It made many jurors feel uncomfortable. So while the public may have received a vicarious thrill that Martinez was serving justice many of the jurors did not  like this approach.So, the jury forman let us know that  Martinez’ agression towards Jodi worked against him.

The defense needs to bring this up and satte how Jodi was verbally bashed by Martinez  on the stand which made her flustered and give inconsistent answers. They need to reiterate what Jodi said and how she couldn’t think when she was being aggressively hammered verbally like Travis did to her.

On the flip side, Martinez needs to address his harshness and saying that lying makes him mad and how Jodi is full of lies and how he is the voice of Travi Alexander and how Travis would be mad that all these lies are being told about him.

So both the prosecution and the defense can present their case more effectively if they follow the jury forman’s comments and use his information to better their positions in presenting their case,

In responding to  this blog I don’t want to hear from anyone who is accusing me of taking sides or defending or not defending Jodi Arias What she di is dispicable and needs to be punished to the full extent of the law . She killed a man in his most vulnerable satte- naked and washing himself in the shower.

I have just  given my best suggestions for BOTH the prosecution AND the defense in order to better present their case and address concerns that a future jury may have, based on the issues brought up by the previous jury forman  and other jurors so that there is no longer a deadlocked jury.

Jodi Arias Worst Punishment Isolation Not Life or Death With Her Narcissistic and Entitled Personality

May 26, 2013 - 30 Responses

 

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There appears to be a great deal of upset with jurors in the Jodi Arias case for not coming to a conclusion as to wether she lives or dies. While there appears to be somewhat of a gladiator mindset with those who are not on the jury championing life, while others champion death for Jodi, these two options will not have as much impact on Jodi as being isolated and away from other human beings will have more of a punishing effect on her based on her personality type.

Her not having mountains of mail to keep her busy and occupied, her not making daily calls to her friend to tweet for her, her only being allowed two books every two weeks if she is lucky, her lack of having access to a pen or writing  or drawing materials, will be devastating enough to her psyche. 

But even more devastating will be her lack of contact with others both on the outside and on the inside of her prison life. For someone who thrives on attention, manipulation, and for someone who feels so entitled who needs to be in control, the mere essence of who she is will no doubt  be destroyed.

While it was recently  appalling to see Jodi control and micromanage the media and the reporters who sniveled  at her feet just to get her to talk in an interview, we gained a great deal of insight as to who she is and how she thinks. She clearly intimidated almost every single reporter who spoke to her, She was the one in control. She loved it. She demanded that they only film her above the waist without her jailhouse stipes and pink socks and shackles showing. She insisted that she apply makeup and lipgloss and not be filmed doing those things or combing or fluffing up her hair. 

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The ONLY reporter with any guts and professionalism was ABC’s Ryan Owen who shot video of her in her jail garb and asked real hard hitting questions instead of those meaningless namby pamby candy coated questions his colleagues asked.

In doing so, Ryan’s questions brought out another side of  REAL Jodi as she exposed the flash of hate and anger that Travis Alexander may have seen right before he was so brutally attacked and massacred.

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Gone was Jodi’s sickening sweet melifluous tone. Gone was Jodi’s plastered fake smile. Now her eyes opened wide in anger, her  jaw dropped,  her head jerked back as she was literally taken aback by Ryan Owen’s direct non nonsense not sugar coated approached. She retaliated by calling him a “hater.”

With the exception of Ryan Owen’s interview Jodi LOVED LOVED LOVED all of the attention. She LOVED bossing all the media around and setting up her rules and regulations . She LOVED asserting her control over them. But the one time she couldn’t control like we saw in her reaction with Ryan owen, she fought back and fought as hard as she could under the circumstances by calling him a “Hater”.

When Jodi did not get her way, she fought. That is what happened with Travis. She wanted to control Travis and have him marry her. She did all she could to make that happen from accompanying him on trips to ironically fulfill his “1000 places to see before you die”  goal, converting to Mormonism for him, and  indulging him in his sex fantasies and sex play. She thought she could easily control him with sex and eventually wear him down and have him succumb to her greatest  desire which was to be his wife.

So when she completely lost control, that rage and anger  of which we saw a glimpse in Ryan Owen’s interview, no doubt surfaced and all the anger of  this “sickeningly sweet  silent  but deadly erupting volcano”  came boiling up to the surface and exploded. AS a result of her built up rage, she ended up stabbing Travis 27 times and shooting him. 

She thought she could control and manipulate Travis  with some great sex and that they would be back together as a couple. But that was not the case. Instead, he gladly enjoyed the sex  with her, but then told her he was taking another girl  on a trip to Mexico.

It was all too much for Jodi to hear. She lost control so did the only thing she could to gain back her control – literally destroying Travis three times over. Her intention in driving all those miles was to see if she could control Travis, one last time. if not, she was prepared to make sure no one else had Travis if she couldn’t have him.

The jury forman in his interview made some disparaging remarks about Travis. He said he believed  Travis had emotionally and mentally abused Jodi.  Travis was certainly  no angel. The jury forman was right in his assessment that Travis  did emotionally abuse her by continuing to have sex with her while he had no intention of marrying her and while dating other women in order to seek out a wife. This diminished  Jodi’s ego and sense of self to the point  that her built up anger overcame her and that she felt she had no choice other than to literally destroy Travis.

Jodi’s personality is such that when she cannot control something or someone she lashes out and destroys and that is what she did to Travis. 

There is a very enlightening You tube video called “Jodi Arias Rose Colored Glasses” by a former prison deputy Warden in the  Arizona Prison system. named Carl ToersBijns

He states that Jodi will have absolutely NO CONTROL whatsoever in the prison system to start reading, language, recycling and hair donation programs like she told the jurors. She said in his video that the physical conditions alone in the Perryville prison are so harsh that many inmates die or commit suicide. He reports that Jodi will have no contact at all with others and will be looking at four walls 23 hours a day with no letters or books to keep her mind occupied.  

Based on the deputy warden’s video, Jodi will be facing isolation with no human contact  for at least at least five years before she will be allowed with others. That is only of she shows good behavior. But as the deputy warden says, many find the intense heat and the extreme isolation too much to take so they often kill themselves. 

When Jodi realizes that there is no inmate contact, that no one set her straight about her not being able to start prison  reading or language programs,that she won’t be able to draw or color, that she won’t be in the general population for at least five years,  that she can only read 2 books a month only if the staff has time to take her to the library, that all  her mail will not be delivered, that she has NO CONTROL over anything, it may be too much for her to bear and she may welcome death as so many prisoners do.

If she gets life, these conditions will be immensely unbearable for her personality type. Even if she happens to make it to the point that she will see other prisoners after her five years of isolation, she will be such a mental mess that she will not be able to endure the taunting that the Deputy Warden talks about in his video. If she displays that arrogant,”I am a celebrity”  or “I am better than you” attitude, uses her big worded vocabulary to show off, speaks in her precise, hyper-articulate, staccato unnatural tone,  or shows any sense entitlement she may be beaten up so severely  or even  killed by other prisoners. 

This time around,  with the new jury deciding whether she lives or dies, Jodi’s lawyers  may want to give her a reality check and tell her there are no prison programs in Perryville she can control or start up. They may want to do the right thing by her even though they can’t  stand her and have her  put her narcissistic desire for attention on the back burner and shut up .

Pleading for her life may have been Jodi’s biggest mistake. It made the jury think twice about her fate, especially when she provided them with more BS about what she would do in a maximum security system.

Based on what we now know will be the conditions she will fave in Perryville, she needs to plead death or keep her mouth shut and let the jury decide without her influence.  But  that won’t be possible as her desire for control and  center stage is too great.

Here is the link to the former  Deputy Warden’s analysis of what life will be like for Jodi Arias. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJTBLd-72fg

Jodi Arias Body Language As Mistrial Declared Shows Shock, Hurt, Relief, and Frustration

May 24, 2013 - 49 Responses

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As Jodi Arias is about to learn her fate as to  whether she was to  live or die it is essential to note how  she is dressed and how she  has  arranged her hair. With the exception of her pony tail, her hair do was similar  her court  minder who sat by her side whenever her attorneys left the defense  table for a sidebar  with the Judge.  Jodi copied the woman’s style with her hair in back of her ears  wearing bangs in front. Gone are the phony librarian glasses we saw throughout the trial.

Her copying this woman’s  style once again shows evidence of Jodi’s adhesive personality, whereby she takes on the likes or identity or style of others. With her own attorney,  Jennifer Wilmott  (when they were on better terms) you would see Jodi wearing similar colors and styles to her female attorney. She even took on  Ms. Wilmott’s posture and demeanor as she perused documents and took notes. She did the same thing with collapsing Travis’ identity with his Mormon faith as part of her own. She even remarked that the reason she smiled for her mug shot was because she thought “that’s what Travis would do.”

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When she finds out that there is a hung jury and that there will be a mistrial she immediately shuts her eyes as if to process what she just heard.

Screen Shot 2013-05-24 at 9.17.02 AMThen you continue to see her processing the information while her attorney Jennifer Wilmott begins to show visible signs of surprise and anger based on her facial tension and tension around her eyes.

Screen Shot 2013-05-24 at 9.17.18 AMNow Jodi  begins to show signs of upset as she processed that the jury  did not give her life which she believed that they would, but instead sent her a clear message  that they couldn’t decide whether she should live or dies. She looks hurt due to the fact that there were some members of the jury who could even think about putting her to death.

Screen Shot 2013-05-24 at 9.18.49 AMNow we see that she is not only surprised but beginning to get upset with the findings because it means there were some jury members who didn’t believe her claim about being abused and killing in self defense. She also begins to realize that she will have to do her little ” and dance  act” all over again. It is as though she is nonverbally saying “Oh my God not again.”

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She doesn’t release her hand from her face as now it is  a form of self comforting and self support as she sadly listens to each juror speak . There is an expression of hurt as she hears each juror speak the same words and no doubt feels “betrayed ” by them. She spoke of feeling betrayed by them in the ABC interview. Now we see the visible physical facial expressions reflecting her perceived betrayal. Her  shoulders are rounded as she appears defeated.

Screen Shot 2013-05-24 at 9.19.58 AMShe cannot move her hand from the side of her face as she continues to listen to the jurors.  There is a lot of facial tension around her lower jaw as she looks as though she is emotionally hurt and as though she could cry any second. Her potential tears are clearly due to he feeling that the jury did her wrong.

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Her hand moves over her mouth indicating that she is literally “speechless” at what is happening. The tension around her eyes have relaxed more as she realizes that this may not be such a bad thing. She doesn’t have to go to death row now and be in isolation for the rest of her life. Now she has more time before she leaves the jail and heads to prison. Most of all she’ll remain in the limelight for a lot longer with all the attention paid to her, thus feeding her insatiable narcissism.

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She scratches  and presses down on her midface region, nasal bridge, and inner portion of her closed eyelids  as a  way of releasing the pent up emotional pressure. It is a signal of relief. She is relieved she wasn’t sentenced to death (at least not yet).

Screen Shot 2013-05-24 at 9.18.30 AMBut for the Alexander family, not seeing her sentenced to death for what she did to their brother was devastating as his sister immediately broke down in sobs.

Screen Shot 2013-05-24 at 9.19.30 AMThe same was true for his other sisters,  while  both his his brother and brother in law showed visible signs of anger with clenched jaws and furrowed brows.  For them it was as though al this effort to seek justice for their brother who had his throat slit and who was killed so shockingly by Jodi,  was done for nothing. Apparently some of the jurors mouthed the words “I’m sorry”” to this distraught family.But to the Alexander family, these were empty words. They were the ones that were sorry that they weren’t in the courtroom seeing Jodi sentenced to die.

To the family, there is only one logical conclusion and that is death for Jodi. But that was not the case with the jurors. The lack of  the Alexander’s family wish for a  death sentence and now their  lack of closure will have severe emotional repercussions on this family until they  return to the courtroom and once again in July to still see  their brother’s monster murderess.

Following this hung jury’s dismissal from the courtroom, the Jury Forman  William Zervakos spoke to the press. He  said that  be believed Travis Alexander verbally and emotionally abused Jodi Arias. That is a shock to many who did not believe this to be the case. No doubt other jurors fell for this  line fo thinking. Otherwise they would have all  quickly agreed that she deserved to die by lethal needle.

The judge showed frustration with the jury as she read that it was a mistrial as reflected by her letting out a huge burst of air, resulting in a huge sigh before she spoke , which is a clear signal of frustration and exasperation  on her part. . There is no doubt that this trial took it’s toll on her too, since  she always had to be on her toes throughout the trial to make sure a mistrial would not be the result of anything she did. This must have been extremely  taxing on her psyche .

Now there will be  a new group of jurors to assist in deciding Jodi’s fate. For the next 2 1/2/ months, Jodi will sit in a cell 23 hours a day and do no media. This may be her worst punishment yet.

Jodi Arias Media Interviews Full of Contradictions, Deception, Anger, and Narcissism As ABC Reporter Confronts Her and Is Called A Hater

May 23, 2013 - 89 Responses

First she wanted to die and now she wants to live. Then she comes up with a list of what she will do in prison to be productive and of service to others. This includes growing her hair for Locks of Love, teaching illiterate prisoners reading, teaching spanish, and  starting a recycling program. Then in her interviews she states that she has never been to prison so she doesn’t really know what she will be allowed and not allowed to do.

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In all of her interviews  her vanity and narcissism showed. First fo all  it is interesting to note that she no longer wears glasses or bangs as we have all seen throughout the trial. This was no doubt an attempt to manipulate the jury into not viewing her as the blond bombshell.

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But now , she  has on lip gloss and has restyled her hair without bangs. Although she insisted she didn’t want to be videotaped primping and fixing her hair or wearing striped pants, ABC News would have none of her shenanigans and did a set up shot of her with her striped prison pants.

She was LOVING all of the attention on each of the media venues . She was relishing in the attention as indicated by her completely different demeanor in terms of her body language. When asked about her enjoyment for the media attention she leaked out a smile (duping delight)  as she denied it. Instead, she tried to spin another yarn that she was serving as a spokesperson and poster girl  for other victims of abuse.

Most of the interviewers  were very gentle with her in their attempts to garner her cooperation and a good interview. But the ABC reporter Ryan Owens was the only one who called it like it is and  was super direct and didn’t fall for her manipulation.

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She was surprised at the ABC  reporter’s questions. His first question to her was why didn’t she apologize to Travis’ family. Look at how defensive and angry  she looks after hearing the question from the ABC reporter.  Look at the glare in her eyes and her pursed lips. She knew full well that she didn’t  directly apologize to Travis’ family. In fact there is no doubt she  purposely did not say she was sorry because she is not sorry about what she did to Travis (her alleged abuser). She is  only sorry she got caught and that her freedoms were taken away.

It is also important to note that when she said to the reporter that she did apologize to Travis’ family, you could see a shoulder shrug- a clear signal of deception in this context.

The reporter then says  to Jodi. ” No one believes a word out of your mouth so why do you keep talking?”

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She is shocked at the question as he eyes widen and he mouth is left agape. She continues to glare at the reporter as she defensively  answers “I’ve lied before.  That doesn’t mean I am a liar by definition by character.”  Sorry Jodi, you have lied so many times that  you are indeed a LIAR by definition and by character. Here we can see how her thought pattern is functioning  which is also is so indicative of the illogical way in which  sociopaths think.

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We then see Aria’s anger surfacing again as she looks away and tenses her lips as she says she feels betrayed by the jury. She then lies as she says ” I don’t dislike them.” Her voice dies off at the end of this statement which is a signal of deception as was her shoulder shrug. Of course she dislikes them.  They didn’t fall for her manipulation.

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Here we see Jodi leak out her viciousness in terms of her facial expression as she knows she has been manipulating the public by first saying she wanted to die and now saying she wanted to live. She then smugly asks the reporter “Was I lying when I said I wanted to die or lying when I said I wanted to live?”

I believed that her initial interview where she claimed she wanted to die, was pure manipulation, based on how she spoke vocally and the choice of her words.

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Once again we see Jodi’s anger resurfacing as the reporter says that Travis’ family wants her dead. She then leans forward and juts out her jaw in anger to the reporter and says “What do you mean , why don’t I kill myself”

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The ABC reporter then asks her the brilliant question , if she was on that jury and heard what she heard, “would  you kill you?” Jodi is taken aback and liiterally leans back as she tightens her jaw looks away and tries to come up with an answer. She sighs a huge breath indicating that she is very affected by the poignancy of this question. She swallows hard and the pitch of her voice goes up indicating tension and making it sound as though she is answering with a question mark , as she says  “I don’t believe in Capital punishment?”

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So the answer would be “no”. She then leaks out a smirk and closed off her tense throat muscles as she creaks out a “no”. This creak is a signal of deception. I think this quesition hit her hard as we see multiple signals of stress. In her heart of hearts she does believe that she deserves the death sentence for this crime.

The fact that she said that it was her cousin’s words that hit home and made her want to live is nonsense considering her cousin wasn’t a steady presence in the courtroom and  the fact that she refused to giver her cousin’s name out. I do not  think Jodi ever wanted the death sentence. I think she wanted life all along and this was just another lie and another manipulative ploy.

Ryan Owen then says to Jodi ” So you are never going to tell the truth about what went on in  that bathroom” as he doubts her story of self defense.

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Jodi is literally taken aback by the question as she jolts her head backwards and tenses her jaw in anger as she says “I don’t know what you mean by that.” in essence Ryan Owen has caught her in her lie and she is responding via her defensive and angry body language.

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She then angrily glares at Ryan and then says that she told the truth. She attacks him by saying “I didn’t know you were such a hater when you came to interview me.”

Now we see the REAL Jodi Arias and how she can turn on a dime when things don’t go her way. We saw how  the hate  came out of  her. No longer do we hear that sickening sweet vocal tone which masks her hidden rage.

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We see evidence of her continued anger as masked via sarcasm when Ryan Owen asks her about her image makeover from blond bombshell to church mouse librarian look. She smugly replies that’ they don’t sell Clairol hair dye in jail”. In the photo above you can see her phony smile with non raised cheeks and unsmiling eyes and tense mouth as she says this.

She then leaks out the word “crazy as she says that it is a court of law and not a place to go “crazy or let loose.”

Those words reveal exactly what Jodi did to Travis. In  a fit of jealousy. she went “crazy” by  killing him three times over.

Kudos to Ryan Owen for his hard hitting no nonsense questions which hit Jodi to the core and made her leak out her true colors via her   body language , voice ,and speech patterns.

Jodi Arias Body Language As She seeks Mercy Was Non Emotional, Non Apologetic, Self Absorbed, and Contradicted Her Testimony

May 21, 2013 - 33 Responses

 

Screen Shot 2013-05-21 at 10.58.03 AMWhen I  the saw Jodi Arias interview right after she was found guilty of First Degree Murder requesting death, it was obvious to me that she wasn’t believing a word of what she was saying based on her body language, facial expression and voice quality and measured speech pattern.

In my view, it was a ploy and yet another one of her manipulative mind games to say ” I want you to kill me” in hopes that the jury would do exactly  the opposite and not grant her satisfaction of yet one more time in getting what she wanted. It was also her way of taking control, just  in case she was given the death penalty by saying that is what SHE wanted all along.

 

As Jodi spoke to the court to try and plead her case as to why she should be given life, she spoke in a cold  nonemotional, non heartfelt tone.  her posture was extremely erect with her hed up. There was an air of arrogance surrounding her.  Her speech pattern was mechanical and stacatto.

When Jodi gave a slide show of her happy family all together for celebratory events it completely contradicted her testimony of being an abused victim in her home. If she was so abused why would she show up for the photo shoots and be all smiles at family functions? This did not help her credibility with the jurors.

She even spoke about her family being the reason why she should not have the death penalty. When she spoke of her father crying for the first time, this also did not seem to ring true. No doubt her father was crying his entire life over the antics his daughter demonstrated. Maybe his tears were silent but no doubt Jodi’s actions brought him much sadness throughout the years.

When she spoke it was as though she was  victim by stating that now she can never be a mother and that her nieces will be as close as she will get to becoming a mother.

She said  that up until a few weeks ago she had to give up hope that she would ever become a mother. That statement spoke volumes. It showed how she actually did believe the jury would NEVER convict her.

She also mentioned how she wanted to AVOID trial. This is another lie. if she wanted to avoid trial she needed to plead guilty and take her sentence.

She admitted to the jurors that she preferred death but now she saw there were options like all the charitable work she would do in prison from giving up her hair to “Locks of Love” to teaching illiterate inmates how to read. The first thing many jurors may be thinking is ” who would want hair from a murderer?”  As far as teaching inmates how to read, with her arrogant. superior attitude and narcissim, her fellow inmates may not take very well to having her as their teacher or instructor. She mentioned other charitable ventures she wanted to pursue in prison with a leaked out smile as though she was looking forward to these ventures.

The reality may be that she may be spending all her time in prison taking care of herself as in the general population she will no doubt be a target for those who may want to pick a fight with her or damage her in order to make a name for themselves because she is so public. Maybe she will be able to have fellow inmates who will be her protectors. Maybe she will pay for their help with her commissary goods or with her artwork.

The reality is also that Jodi will be giving a lot of interviews behind bars which will keep her busy throughout the years and feeding into her ego. She will also be writing or co-writing books, selling her artwork and spending her time drawing and coloring (which she loves doing). She may even make some prison friends by  drawing portraits of them. Jodi will always have cash in her commissary account as she will always make money.

She may even find romance behind bars. She may  also have  disturbed suitors from all over the world who may want to marry her, like Casey Anthony experienced. And like Susan Atkins, a Charles Manson follower who spent her life in prison, she may even marry behind bars.

In any event, Jodi Arias’ life may be fulfilled if she is granted life behind bars with growing her hair, watching TV,  teaching reading and spanish to inmates, drawing, coloring, writing, media interviews, and having some sort of love life.

Travis  on the other hand will have none of these things.The photo of him naked and vulnerable in the shower haunts me as  I am sure it will haunt many of the jurors.  Here is where many believe that an “eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth’ may be the solution as  jurors may realize that Travis can’t give to charity,  watch TV, or do media interviews, or teach, or have a love life ever again. Whether or not he was an angel, he didn’t deserve to be killed  so horrifically.

By Jodi sharing  what she CAN do while she is still alive, it magnifies what Travis CAN’T do now that he is dead.Perhaps the jury will see this as they make their final decision as to whether she lives or dies. The fact that she didn’t give a heartfelt apology to what she did to Travis and look directly at his family and apologize to them  may have sealed her fate.

 

Michael Jackson Accuser’s Body Language, Voice and Speech Pattern Show Credibility

May 19, 2013 - 20 Responses

Before I begin my analysis I want to say, that I have always been a fan of Michael Jackson’s talents. I have appreciated his genius as a performer- his singing voice quality and his amazing abilities as a dancer and choreographer. 

But as a person, I personally observed something odd about him.  Years ago,while Michael was an adult in his mid  30′s I happened to be in a video store and observed him sitting on the floor in the children’s section wearing a surgical mask and giggling to himself  as he picked up  various children’s videos. This  was during the period  where Michael had not yet had any children of his own and was parading his pet monkey around town.  The first thought that went through my mind as I saw him sitting on the video store floor was that he was obviously stuck in childhood as he looked like a big child with a surgical mask on.

Last week, when I heard that Michael was once again being accused of sexual molestation, a part of me did not want to believe this, especially since the person accusing him, accused him a little too late. The accuser also swore on Michael’s behalf in a court of law that he was Never molested by Michael. But now that there is a wrongful death claim going on now,the timing of his accusations seemed suspect to me.  

So when I was asked by NBC”S  Access Hollywood to view the accuser’s video as he appeared on the Today Show, I was thinking I would see some signals of deception and state that this was yet another opportunistic individual who wanted part of Michael’s financial pie.

But as I closely listened to and look at the tape of Wade Robeson speaking to Matt Lauer, it was just the opposite.

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The young man was articulate.  He was direct and well spoken, His voice pattern was solid without hesitation. He appeared forthright . His body language and facial animation matched what he said in terms of content and emotion.For instance when he spoke in the negative, his head shook “no”. Conversely when he spoke in the affirmative, his head shook “yes’.

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When he spoke it was heartfelt. On numerous occasions, he even, gestured towards his heart when he spoke.

ImageThere was also a vulnerability when he spoke as he grabbed his neck  towards his adam’s apple (the most vulnerable part of our body). ImageHe was open with his emotions and verbally stated he was angry at Michael for what he allegedly did to him. You saw this anger in his raised eyebrow as you can see above.

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The interview took it’s toll on Wade Robeson as you could see the visible perspiration around his cheeks and above his upper lip. he was not comfortable discussing what Michael had allegedly done to him.It was highly emotional for him. 

Wade also tries to make sense of what Michael allegedly did to him by stating that Michael was a “troubled man.” It shows that he does indeed display some compassion towards Michael along with the anger he revealed.

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He speaks with conviction as he states that Michel was a talented man as well as being a “pedophile” and a “sexual abuser”. he is direct as he says this and there are no signals of deception whatsoever. 

Bu back in 2008, when Robeson stated Michael did not molest him there were numerous signals of deception

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One sign of deception was that he was blinking a lot as he was being asked questions about Michael.

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When asked in 2008 why it was important to stick up for Michael, Robeson shakes his head ‘no’, turns his mouth downward and looks away to search for answer.

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He then shrugs his shoulder which is a huge signal of deception based on the context of what was being said, and said ” He’s always been a friend to me . “That’s what friends do”. 

So in essence, he tells us in 2008 that he was doing his friend Michael a favor by sticking up for him. His signals of deception say it all. 

In my view,  Robeson is now telling the truth. But why now? Why not come clean when Michael was alive? Well there are a  lot of reasons from feeling ashamed of what happened, to being in denial, to not wanting to make waves, to not reaping the consequences of having to fight Michael who had more power and more money to defend himself. Also for sticking up for his friend as Wade admitted in 2008, he many have reaped some benefits from Michael from possible financial benefits, perks, and even Michael’s providing positive references for him as a choreographer he may also have felt a loyalty to Michael at the time. Finally as a heterosexual male, he may not wanted to publicly or even privately admit that he engaged in a homesexual experience at any point in his life.

Oftentimes, when one does have a child,it can bring back one’s one memories and experiences as a child. Robeson said that when he looks at his young son and thinks of anyone doing to his child what was done to him, it sickened him. Perhaps his young son allowed him to become more  honest with his feelings and with his past experiences.

 

 

Surviving Boston Terrorist’s Arrogance Revealed in Surveillance Body Language and In SadisticTweets

April 21, 2013 - 7 Responses

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As a behavioral analyst and body language expert, the one thing that struck me about the surveillance video was the arrogant smirk on the face of  Boston terrorist  and 19 year old brother  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. What also confirms his arrogance were the tweets that he wrote right after his actions destroyed the lives of innocent people.

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In the surveillance photo released by the FBI as you can see above, he has a  tight lipped smirk on his face. He is also arrogant in his dress as well as in his  demeanor. Unlike his brother Tamerin who tried to disguise himself with sunglasses and by wearing the bill of his cap in front to cover his face,  younger brother Dzhokher arrogantly displays his face with no sunglasses and the bill of his hat facing backwards.

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His posture was also different than his brothers who appeared with head forward and shoulders  and back slightly hunched over, In contrast Dzhoker’s  shoulders were squared straight back as he held his head up displaying confidence in arrogance in light of what he had just done.

Now we have discovered that his arrogant demeanor reflected his arrogant behavior.  While law enforcement were  frantic and  scanning photos  as they attempted  to identify the men who planted deadly bombs at the Boston Marathon a week ago Monday,Dzhokhar  arrogantly appeared to not have a care in the world. He  apparently worked out in the gym and spent the night (two days later- Wednesday. He was also reported to have been seen on campus the day after the massacre on Tuesday  ) sleeping  in his dorm room at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

His dormitory card swipes revealed  that Tsarnaev was on campus Wednesday. He was also spotted  that night at a party which  was attended by some of his soccer friends. A woman who saw him at the party noticed that he had a “relaxed” demeanor. 

In fact he speaks about his relaxed state in one of his tweets which he arrogantly did after the aftermath.

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Even though his bombing maimed and killed people he tweeted “I’m a stress free kind of guy.”

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We see the depths of his hatred as he says there is no love n the city as he sarcastically  and sadistically says “stay safe people.” 

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The level of his sadism is also revealed in the above tweet with the photo of a man grieving over his dead and bloodied fiancé. Dzhokher was responsible for this photo and no doubt he was flaunting what he had personally done to create the man’s grief over his fiance’s death. Tweeting this shows just how disturbed, sadistic and Toxic a person this Terrorist is as he relishes in what he accomplished. 

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The above tweet is profound. From his point of view he is giving us a great deal of insight in terms of how he is thinking. He is telling us that he will not be one of those silent people when it comes to his cause. He will not be one of the silent ones because through his actions he, as a minority will finally be heard. 

When he says “There are people who know the truth but stay silent ” has meaning to him in that he clearly was not one of the people who remained silent. 

Classmates described Dzohker as a good student who  who played intramural soccer. They also described him as a “pothead”.

Maybe he was high when he committed the atrocities at the marathon, This is not atypical behavior as we say this same type of mask-like smirk we see in the first photo of this blog with the Mumbai member. It turned out that the Mumbai bomber was loaded on drugs as he carried out his nefarious acts. Could this also be the case  for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? Was he high on pot or other drugs as he carried out his atrocity?   Did drugs play a part in  giving him   a jolt of confidence in carrying out this horrible act and did it and did it fuel  his arrogance afterwards? 

From his tweets we know that he has shown no remorse.He is proud of what he did as he even went as far as showing a dead person and a grieving person to reflect the fruits of his labor. We have seen sadism and arrogance and a young obviously not so intelligent man on a mission that destroyed his life as well as the lives of others

 

 

 

Body Language of the two Boston Terrorists

April 20, 2013 - 24 Responses

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Former Special Agent D. Vincent Sullivan who was also head of the FBI’s behavioral Analysis Program and I teamed up to write the book Body Language of Terrorists which we highly recommend especially during these days of terror. The book tells you how to recognize terrorists and those who are involved in nefarious and malicious acts.

In the book we tell you about the terrorists body language, facial language, voice patterns and speech communication patterns which are red flags that these people may be up to no good. Our research is based on countless hours of studying the body language behaviors and speech and voice patterns of numerous terrorists from Chechnya’s Doku Umarov to the 911 bombers to the homegrown terrorists, to the Underwear bomber, the Shoe Bomber, and  others to numerous to name.

For the past few days we have been doing a great deal of national  media discussing the findings in our book and analyzing the body language of these two Boston terrorists.

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In this blog we will share our findings about these terrorists based on the FBI’s video’s and photos of now deceased 26 year old Tamerlan  and now captured  19 year old  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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This surveillance photo of Tamerian is very revealing. It shows that he is wearing a heavy jacket which was not weather appropriate.It was also buttoned or zipped  up when the weather  did not warrant it.  The jacket is also is oversized. You can tell by the sleeves and by the waist  that it is a bit  large for him. Oftentimes terrorists will wear bulky clothing in order to hide something like weapons. Her he is carrying the bomb backpack and he is patting his abdominal area. This is often seen when terrorists wear suicide vests, which was the case with Tamerian.

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Tamerian has now opened his jacket exposing his tee shirt. There seems to be a dark vest-like garment under the tee shirt which was the suicide vest as was discovered after he was killed by police in a shootout. He is trying to be inconspicuous and also disguise his identity with sunglasses and with the bill of his hat covering his face.

His brother Dzhokhar  is seen following him wearing a white hat with the bill in back, exposing his facial identity, He is also clutching his mid section and continued to do so throughout his walking in back of his brother. Terrorists have often been seen clutching their mid sections when they are trying to conceal a weapon, which was the case with Dzhokhar.

Note that these two terrorists are walking single file. This behavior was also seen with the 911 terrorists. They do this to disguise the fact that they are together but their single file approach is actually a red flag that they are indeed together.

Numbness, Anger, Fear and Anxiety are the 4 types of emotions which are often exhibited on terrorist’s faces.  Numbness may be due to drugs as was the case with the Mumbai  terrorists. Anxiety can also occur in their body language manifested by excess movements of the arms and legs and rapid speech patterns.

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Gilbert Junior who is an auto body repairman reported to the press that Tamerian was very agitated and anxious as he demanded to have his car back even though the work on it wasn’t finished. He remarked that his anxiety displayed in his body movements  were in marked contrast to his demeanor at other times.

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When the 19 year old brother in the white cap walks in back of his older brother you see him looking to the right and then  to the left as though he is concerned about anyone noticing him. This  behavior is often seen in terrorists.

ImageThe FBI Photos of these two brothers reveal facial nuances which many terrorists can exhibit. Once again we see the slack jaw  and slightly opened mouth of Tamerian now wearing a black hat and sunglasses to disguise and hide  his appearance . Tis facial expression may also indicate the fear he is experiencing as his autonomic nervous system has taken over his body functions.

In contrast there is a  mask-like smile on the face of his brother Dzhokhar. We saw a similiar facial expression on the Mumbai bombers. Dzhokhar has no concern about disguising himself as he wears his cap backwards and weears no sunglasses. Perhaps there is some arrogance displayed by this behavior. Perhaps he believes at this point  he will not get caught.

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There have been many comments from family members and friends  that these two young men were very bright an they were good boys. Those who knew the young men were shocked that they could ever be involved in such a nefarious act. But this is not at all surprising. There were many young Somalian men in their late teens in Minnesota who were  excellent  students and who were headed to Ivy league schools upon graduating from high schools. But they took a trip to a Jihadist training camp after being recruited and brainwashed and they returned to the US with the intention of committing acts of terror.

Thank goodness Anwar Alawaki is no longer alive as he was one of the top recruiters of young men to encourage them to carry out  exactly the same acts that these two Boston terrorists did.But there are other  Alawakai type recruiters who prey on confused young men like Tamerian and Djhokher.

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It was revealed by Tarian’s aunt that he dropped out of school. Obviously his boxing career wasn’t doing as well as he expected . He committed a huge sin for a Muslim man as he had premarital sex and a baby , now age 3, with his Portuguese girlfriend . He was conflicted and lived a conflicted life. So he sought refuge in Al Qaeda which fueled his hatred towards a country and it’s people that gave him every opportunity for freedom and to make  a success out of his life.  Now he has no life. he is dead.

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While this photo shows  gruesome body language , it shows the brutal  shocking  reality of what can happen to  someone who becomes a terrorist.  In our view, all  potential terrorists need to see what can happen to them if they succumb to the influence of others and try to carry out terrorist acts. There is no place in heaven for them and they will never  meet up with the 72 virgins. There is only agonizing pain and death as it was for the  once promising Tamerian. Now his body language shows the horror of his being a lifeless corpse riddled with bullet holes and livor mortis as his blood poured to the surface of his skin.

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His 19 year old brother  was also riddled with bullets. This once promising student who wanted to be a doctor is now being treated by doctors in an attempt to save his life so that he can provide more information about who was behind this bombing tragedy.

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Who knows how he will emerge from his surgeries. He will have a lifetime of  pain and torture from his injuries and from his upcoming trials. Massachusetts  does not have the death penalty. So at 19 he will never again see the light of day. He will never experience the freedom that this country offered him. He will never live his dream of becoming a doctor.Even though he may still be breathing, his young life has ended  just like  his older brother’ s life has ended.

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North Korean leader Kim Jung Un Body Language Shows Fear in Midst of Threats As He Is Controlled By Father’s Old Guard

April 1, 2013 - 3 Responses

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While Kim Jung Un is trying to come across as a world tyrant threatening to annihilate the world with a nuclear attack, it is clear from his body language that the young man is deathly afraid. As an educated man he clearly knows the outcome of such an attack on his country and deep down, I wonder if  it is him behind  all of the sabre rattling or his father’s old guards.

After looking at photos of him with his guard of officers from his father’s regime, one cannot stop to wonder if he is a mere puppet of his own government and being controlled by four  specific military officers who never leave his side.

In the photo above the to men to the right and left of him seem to have a strong hold on him even physically. Look how the man on the immediate right had both hand’s interlocking Kim Jung Un’s hand.

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In this photo he is to the right of Kim Jung Un. Note his extremely erect and confident posture as compared to everyone else on the boat.

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Note how the leader is the only one smiling as he is propped up by  older gentlemen who were clearly a part of his fathers regime.  This is the third photo where you can see him being physically handled or manipulated by others in his camp.

Go back and look at the initial photo in this blog. The man in the light colored jacket to Kim Jung Un’s far left. surfaces again.

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Here  he is leaning into Kim Jung Un shoulder to shoulder. It is very unusual for and leader’s underlings to be that physically close to a leader unless they are trying to control and manipulate them.  And look who is lurking in the background making sure things move smoothly. It looks like the man in photo 3 who is at Kim Jung Un’s far left.

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These minders even show up when Kim Jung Un is having a good time like hanging out with  for Chicago Bulls basketball player Dennis Rodman. Look at the third row. There is a man sitting next to a woman. That  heavy lidded man is the same man in photo 1 to Kim Jung Un’s far right. .

The “leader” seems very relaxed facially as we see him with Dennis Rodman. He also likes Dennis a lot as he leans into him.

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He hugs Dennis with both hands and smiles as he lets his emotional curtain down. It is quite a contrast to his body language around his minders, at least facially.

This leads me to question whether Kim Jung Un is a mere puppet for his father’s regime. While his father Kim Jun Il certainly knew how to push the envelope on the world stage. He also knew when to back off. He was clearly in control as was his father who previously ran the country. But now there seems to be more aggression and more hostility. Is this coming from Kim Jung Un or the military men around him who are clearly controlling his every move based on thee body language observations.

So these old men may look at it as their turn to take charge now that Kim Jung Il is dead. Are they doing it though Kim Jun Il’s inexperienced and frightened son?

To make sure this is the case Dennis Rodman may come in handy . Since Rodman’s visit with the leader, he spoke to the press and told the press how much he liked Kim Jung Un and how he would consider him a friend.

Perhaps Dennis can visit  his friend again and this time observe what is really going on behind the scenes and report it to diplomats. Perhaps he can even  reciprocate and invite the leader to the US to see a basketball game. But most likely his handlers would nix the idea. if they do, this will be a great insight as to who is  really in charge.

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With  all  the  rhetoric of war and attacks surfacing, seeing the same serious faced uniformed men around this 29 year old makes one wonder whether he is really in control or whether he is merely a puppet being manipulated by the old guard. Perhaps his own life is in jeopardy as well.Perhaps he knows what will happen to him if he doesn’t do as they wish.

Kim Jung Un apparently grew up in Switzerland and  is highly educated. He very well knows that war could be the end of him and his country despite the bravado and comical   propaganda tapes against the West which have recently surfaced. These tapes show a lot of soldiers marching and bombs going off as they tell how they are going to annihilate the West and South Korea. The tapes also show how poor America is with it’s inhabitants having nothing to eat but snow. Because of his awareness of the outside world, there is no way Kim Jung Un could possibly believe this.

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He may be a prisoner in his own land with the real powers that be  most likely manipulating his every move. This makes things even more scary between North Korea and the world. These old men  from his father’s regime who are not worldly and  who have nothing to lose may think nothing of trying to blow up South Korea and other parts of the world.

 

Besides lots of prayer, Dennis Rodman may be the answer. In his interviews he mentioned that Kim Jung Un wanted President Obama to call him. But there is hesitation because things at this level need to go through proper diplomatic channels. I say, forget the formality and the proper protocol and rules.

I believe President  Obama needs to call him and invite him here and talk some sense into him. Kim Jung Il needs to be away from his minders. Perhaps world peace could be achieved on a basketball court  at the White House with Obama, Kim Jung Un, and Dennis Rodman playing on the same team.

Jodi Arias’ Newly Surfaced Post Interrogation-Video Shows Narcissism,Laughing, Sighing, Self Soothing Body Language

March 15, 2013 - 90 Responses


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A tape of Jodi Arias surfaced following her police interrogation in 2008. In it she covers her face with her hair as you see above. She is highly conscious of her looks.

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She grooms herself as she speaks to her self out loud. She  can be heard saying “Jodi you should have put on your makeup. ” She appears to be very concerned about her makeup and her appearance for a number of reasons. Apparently Jodi has gotten by on her looks for a very long time. perhaps in her sick mind, she thought that if she looked her best all made up, the police officer would believe her and let her go because she looked so good. In essence she is thinking that if she looked good  all made up she could seduce him into letting her go.

This shows how self oriented and narcissistic and completely deluded Jodi Arias was.

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We  see her in a confident pose with hands in back of her head. This indicates she is clearly not taking what is about to happen to her seriously. She is confident that she will be released and her body language shows this.

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We also see her looking up and laughing. She has absolutely no remorse about what she did to Travis. She also laughs at no doubt thinking she will outsmart law enforcement whom she thinks  will release her. She is showing an extreme example of duping delight.

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She also sings about “memories” in her contest winning voice. The reason for is is self soothing, She is doing something to calm herself down and to get her mind off of the reality that will soon  face her. It is  a form of self soothing behavior.

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Jodi even looks up at one point an sighs as though this is a big inconvenience for her.

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Her rifling through the garbage can is also very telling. It speaks to her sneakiness and trying to get the edge over  a situation. Perhaps she is thinking she can find a paper related to her with information that she can spin her way. In looking at this one can only imagine how she may have rifled through Travis’ garbage or his emails to get an edge over him with more information.

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Finally we see her doing a head stand, which she does with ease. It is once again her way of dealing with all the pent up energy in her system. Even though she is not showing it outwardly, inwardly, there is a lot of anxiety beginning to surface. Once again it reflects her self soothing behavior.

At this point Jodi firmly believes in her mind  that she will get away with murder. But her body language says otherwise.

It must have come to a huge shock to her moments later when she was booked and taken into custody.

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