What if Zimmerman’s not a racist?
One expert claims that Zimmerman’s real motivations may have been repressed anger, power, control, and a desire for significance, meaning and recognition.
Los Angeles based Human Behavior Expert, Patrick Wanis PhD says “When Zimmerman chose to pursue Trayvon Martin against the directive of the 911 dispatcher, he became the aggressor and the hunter. And his real motivations may have been anger, ego and a desire for power. Zimmerman who was a victim of a criminal assault himself when he was 17, was charged at age 20 with resisting a police officer and he had to undergo an alcohol education program. His ex-fiancee was also granted a civil restraining order against him for alleged domestic violence. These are examples of anger-driven behavior.”
“When a person believes that he or she lacks significance, feeling powerless or invisible, he turns to extreme measures to be noticed, to feel powerful and meaningful and to standout”, says Dr. Wanis. “Zimmerman clearly sought power and justice beyond being a volunteer community watch commander; he wanted to become a law enforcement officer – he had taken a 14-week class at the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. But his choice to chase Martin reflects ego, anger and possibly the corruption of power and responsibility he had been given. Did Zimmerman believe he had total dominion over his gated neighborhood? Did he believe that he could enforce the law, judge people or pursue them based on his own judgment, thus ignoring his only role as neighborhood watch volunteer commander – to report suspicious behavior and not to take power into his own hands?”
**** Originally from Australia, Patrick Wanis PhD, is a Celebrity Life-Coach, Author, Expert in Human Behavior and Relationships and a Clinical Hypnotherapist with a PhD in Health Psychology. Wanis has appeared on FOX News, MSNBC, Extra, the Montel Williams Show, Mike and Juliet,Cosmo, Rolling Stone, InTouch Weekly, Women’s Health, Dating on Demand, E! TV, Vh1, CNN.com, MSN.com, Date.com, Matchmaker.com, NY Daily Mail, NY Post, Vogue Australia, FHM, etc. WGN Chicago and Syndicated TV show, “The Daily Buzz” anointed him “The Woman Expert” and FOX News pronounced him “A voice for women.” CNN.com turned to Wanis for expert insights and analysis when Michael Jackson died. Over five million people have read Wanis’ books in English and Spanish.
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