Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Physical Attacks and Language

If you have ever been the victim of a physical assault, there is an invasive sense to it that shows up in the language.  

In this sense, it is personal and the language should reflect this.  

Here, an 18 year old woman said she was the victim of a "hate crime" assault in the UK.

What do her words tell us?

"I feel shocked and really scared that someone could attack you for no reason

After an attack, victims are afraid.  It is not necessary to say so, yet here, she tells us that the attack was for no reason.  
Note the need for emphasis.  

Note that it was "someone" who did the attacking, which is vague.  This vagueness is then shown in the reason:  the someone (gender neutral) had "no reason" for attacking. 

Attacking whom?

"you" and not "me"

This is a distancing language that is not expected in unclose personal assault where intrusion into one's personal space has taken place.  

A potential exception is in sexual assaults of women who were acutely sexually victimized in very early childhood and do not grasp the concept of personal boundaries due to disruption of development. Yet, in these cases, if violence is part of the sexual assault, the victim will use personal, intrusive language.  

I don't feel safe at all now. 

 I was walking to the train station to meet some friends when someone shoved me from behind.

In her account, she shows that she has a need to place herself at the location of the crime.  This is an unnecessary explanation.  We view this has highly sensitive unless someone asked, "Why were you at that location?"  The answering of this question in an open statement shows a need to preempt the question being asked.  Since this was at an average location, there should be no reason to ask it, and the offering of it suggests that the subject feels an unnecessary need to, in her story, place herself where she was alleged to have been assaulted.  This is often found in deceptive statements.  The deceptive subject is concerned..."someone is going to  ask me why I was here, so I better invent a reason..." 

Here the attacker is "someone" which continues the gender neutral description.  Remember, she has included emotion, which suggests either:

a.  artificial editing
b.  long time to process

Since she is looking back and recounting the alleged assault, "someone" repeated now, appears as an attempt to conceal identity of the alleged attacker.  

 When I turned around he punched me in the face and then just went off.

A small unnecessary word allows us insight.  "just" is a dependent word, meaning that the subject is thinking of what the "someone" who is now "he" (not the attacker) did in comparison to something she is thinking about.  

She added: ”I was really upset afterwards.

This is, again, an unnecessary repetition of emotions.  We now see someone who is trying to persuade her audience of her own emotions.  This is another indicator of deception.  

"I can only think it was because he saw my hijab as he didn't take my bag or anything.

Here is another dependent word:  "only" meaning she is thinking of something else while speaking this new motive. 
We note that for "no reason" now has a reason.  Both are given in hindsight, which is why the "no reason" is actual story telling. 

She wants to communicate a story that does not come from memory.  This is 'story telling' or the language of fiction. 

When we write a fictitious story, we add in such detail to let the reader know the element of 'surprise' and 'not knowing' what happened.  Consider that this is something that the 18 year old has read and been read to since early childhood; we all have.  It is why deceptive accounts 'sound' like story telling; they mimic the same principles of fiction, including the editorializing of emotions and the attempt to guide the listener to a specific experience.  'Here, I was shocked, and here I thought there was no reason for what he did, and here I figured out...'  It is what fiction looks like in writing and in story telling.  

In accounts from experiential memory it is not so.  

Speaking of the Paris attacks,  Choudhury employed tacquia, the religious belief in lying to propagate Islam.  She said: "It's made life harder for innocent Muslims.
We don't want people to be killed, that's not our religion. Our religion is all about peace.
My parents are so scared that they're telling me to take my hijab off.”

Note that coverings are prescribed to avoid sexual assaults.  Those who do not wear coverings are thus exposed as 'infidel' women, of whom 'Allah has given to your right hand' to 'molest.' By wearing a covering she is immune from molestation, leaving those without covering to be targeted.  

Analysis Conclusion:  Deception Indicated

The UK police checked surveillance cameras and found no attack had taken place and the subject has been fined for making a false report and wasting the time of police.  

If you wish to learn deception detection, visit Hyatt Analysis Services for at-home courses, certification, CEUs for professional licenses, and hosting seminars.  


John mcgowan said...


Missing daughter’s fearful mom: ‘I just want my baby home’

RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond mother is fearful for her daughter’s life after not hearing from her since Monday.

Keeshae Jacobs, 21, was last seen in the 3100 block of East Broad in Church Hill.

Her mother, Toni Jacobs, said it isn’t like her daughter to disappear and not call.

All I want to do is hear her voice and know she’s OK, but my fear is that she’s not gonna come home and I’m not gonna tell her I love her again,” she said.

Richmond Police have filed a missing person’s report, but says they have no reason to suspect anything suspicious at this time.

This is not my daughter. My daughter would do whatever she can to make sure she called me,,” said Toni. “She would use any means necessary to try to get in contact with me and let me know where she’s at.”

Toni said her daughter Keeshae is quiet, family oriented, and a home-body.

She didn’t go out clubbing and partying. That’s not what she did,” she explained.

So, the fact that she’s been missing for this long is very troubling.

The mother says she shares a bank account with Keeshae, and there has been no activity since she went missing Monday.

“I just want my baby home,” said Toni.

Jacobs is described as a black female, age 21, 5’3” tall, weighing approximately 100 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

"She was last seen wearing black basketball shorts, pink and black Nike basketball shoes and a pink scarf," police said. "She has tattoos on her right foot, right leg and right hand of a leaf, paws and a flower, respectively."

Anyone who sees Keeshae was asked to call Major Crimes Detective William Thompson at (804) 646-3925 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.


Peter Hyatt said...


thank you for posting.

This is an interesting example because of the mother's language.

“All I want to do is hear her voice and know she’s OK, but my fear is that she’s not gonna come home and I’m not gonna tell her I love her again,” she said.

How does this sound regarding a missing child?

What would cause a mother to so quickly go to the unthinkable?

Answer: Context

The missing person is 21 years old.

Once a missing child is old enough to get one self in trouble, it will impact language. If the said missing person has a history of errant behavior, the acceptance will creep into the language even earlier than expected.

Context is key.

If this missing person was 21 months old, the context would be drastically different.


John mcgowan said...


are you doing a follow up on "Double Left"?


Ode said...

Live Stream Trial Resumes

Ross Harris, his son left in his auto, (Cooper died a torturous death)
while ...drum roll, Dad was inside his place of work, sexting minors
* latest is he actually had " relations" with one of the minors
in his marital home. Tsk Tsk, it's not looking good for ol Ross.

Not sorry for my snarky tone towards Dad
Cooper was innocent, he deemed guilty by the parentals
for being their alive son. Insurance Policy Matters

Two options, to watch live stream:


Ode said...

This was on my evening news * video at link

What happened to our country ?
There was once a saying, joke, the last one to leave, turn out the lights

I do believe the lights are off. It so painful, deeply painful, this isn't
change people, this is the overthrow of a nation, by it's own people.


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Peter Hyatt said...

To answer the question, "no."

They can enroll in other S/A courses; not here. The narrative is too strong and although I have worked with several professional analysts who have changed dramatically due to truth, they all began with a desire for truth, not a desire to persuade others.

The moral narcissism is powerful. Within them, there is a need to see themselves as morally superior to others. We live in the "Age of Absurdity" where even the absurd is elevated above truth.

Remember: if they can say "science be damned, I believe..." and "truth be damned, I believe..." the willingness to subvert science is key to the insight into them.

Should they enroll in another statement analysis school, their work must, by necessity, avoid criminal statements where narrative is meaningless and guilt or innocence is the goal.

When one proclaims that 3 minus 4 = 10, the 'expected' is destroyed so there is no place to go but down.

Those that approach study with an open mind, even when holding to untruths, can still do well in analysis. They experience marvelous personal changes and growth, as we all do.

When one approaches science as subjected to their feelings, the absurdity reveals the deep psychological need to be superior to others; something that does not produce truth and it is something that fails the cause of justice.


Peter Hyatt said...

John mcgowan said...

are you doing a follow up on "Double Left"?

October 18, 2016 at 12:39 PM

It is time sensitive.


silent storms said...

Understood, Peter.

I'm sorry for hijacking your post.

- jenna