Thursday, March 6, 2014
Exercise: Casey Anthony's Method of Deception
In analysis we learned that discerning her deception takes time, but she is not a 'brilliant sociopath.' She may be a sociopath, but she is not brilliant.
If you look at her sentences, underline all "additional" words; that is, all the words that, if removed, still allow for a complete sentence to remain, with essential meaning in tact.
"I don't remember" is a common excuse, but with Casey Anthony, she actually signals when she is deceptive: "I don't remember all of it at this time"; indicating that yes, she knows, but just not at "this time" (and "all"), which is not convenient for her, like, when she is under oath. That would be an inconvenient time to remember.
Readers of Statement Analysis would do well to study Casey Anthony, including statements she has made that have analysis published.
Here is a wonderful example of not only deception, but how our words reveal our personalities. This exchange in her deposition will give you insight into the wrath that Caylee met, while still alive, having duct tape placed over her mouth.
Click here for deposition transcript.
Note how many sentences she uses that she is unable to use in short, truthful form. Note the abundance of qualifiers she adds, even, perhaps, when there is not cause to do so.
She is deceptive in the way you and I breathe; naturally, and consistently.
Post your findings in the comments section.