Thursday, April 11, 2013
Jodi Arias: Indication of Sexual Abuse
In the section, "About Me", she wrote:
"Since I was a child, I’ve been drawn to art. I have been privileged to study under the guidance of two very gifted teachers. One, I remember only as Mr. B, the art teacher at Orcutt Junior High School, who I’m sure has long since retired. He granted me creative freedom to veer from the linear syllabus and follow my own inclinations. Richard Rengal, my high school art teacher and a true master of fine art, instilled me with the confidence in my ability that I would carry into the future and do still today. It is in large part due to his ceaseless belief in my skill that I have continued my artistic pursuits years after I last walked out of his classroom.”
Notice that in referencing her early life, she calls herself a "child" rather than another term (girl, kid, youngster, and so on).
In Statement Analysis we recognize that when a person refers back to herself using the word "child" there is a close association with child abuse. Of those abused in childhood, using this term, approximately 80% were victims of sexual abuse.
If so, what part did sexual molestation play in her life?
But what else do you see in this statement?
Is there anything that causes you to reflect upon the character who took the stand in her own defense?
Any insights into her personality that you note?
What causes so many to be part of "Team Jodi"?
Put your thoughts in the comments section.