Former FBI Agent Explains How to Read Body Language | Tradecraft | WIRED

Former FBI agent and body language expert Joe Navarro breaks down the various ways we communicate non-verbally. What does it mean when we fold our arms? Why do we interlace our fingers? Can a poker player actually hide their body language?

Check out Joe's book "The Dictionary of Body Language"
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Former FBI Agent Explains How to Read Body Language | Tradecraft | WIRED


  1. F4PTR


    10 часов назад

    Body language is inadmissible in a court of law, I wonder why? Could it be that it is circumstantial and unreliable? I don’t know, could be!

  2. David Schnell

    David Schnell

    11 часов назад


  3. Kevin Richards

    Kevin Richards

    11 часов назад

    I always thought that the chin stroking nose scratching tell of lying was a load of old twaddle. You look at post match interviews of sports stars and they always make those gestures when they're obviously telling the truth.

  4. Loki Main

    Loki Main

    11 часов назад

    Criminal: *watches whole video* time to take notes to avoid being caught!

  5. Georgina Toland

    Georgina Toland

    11 часов назад

    Body language is not a universal language. Cultural differences need to be taken into consideration.

  6. Marie Campbell Dawson

    Marie Campbell Dawson

    12 часов назад

    American People’s Don’t trust nobody, but they want that other Peoples trust them... always something is they Mind .... Create something, .... To Say or do .... Thanks

  7. Marie Campbell Dawson

    Marie Campbell Dawson

    12 часов назад

    Body lenguaje Don’t Say Everything..... Thanks

  8. Heith Watkins

    Heith Watkins

    12 часов назад

    Yet still not one democrat charged with anything???????

  9. Heith Watkins

    Heith Watkins

    12 часов назад

    I have studied body language for years. So I use it to fool people like you.

  10. Nadia Subri

    Nadia Subri

    13 часов назад

    Deceiving people tend to have this negative aura anyway, as soon as they walk into a room you can sense this negative energy, even if they seem to be nice & smiling.

  11. Jess Martin

    Jess Martin

    13 часов назад

    If the American Mole is bringing down the Trump presidency is he a mole, or is he a patriot who believes that the USA is being damaged by a Sociopath who is, perhaps unwittingly, destroying this great country.

  12. ed bled

    ed bled

    13 часов назад

    where did he say they carry flowers like that?

  13. Hugh Manniti

    Hugh Manniti

    14 часов назад

    So don't play poker with the FBI

  14. OverlordShamala


    15 часов назад

    Boy... I touch my nose & mouth a lot, especially when I' thinking. Even had it brought to my attention. maybe that's why they brought it to my attention, I was making gesture they interpret it as lying but saw I was being truthful, probably my gestures was in conflict to that idea.

  15. Diviuz


    15 часов назад

    Rip autistic children if they meet him.

  16. Tori futures

    Tori futures

    15 часов назад

    Great lets pick up on tips on how to hide our body language.To fool others .On serious note i like this .

  17. Mike Stevens

    Mike Stevens

    16 часов назад

    Don't frolicking with spy's , know your league ,

  18. Popcorn Moonshine

    Popcorn Moonshine

    17 часов назад

    By the way he's sitting and shaking his right leg under the chair and gesturing wide with his hands I'd say he's b.s. ing and don't know crap about body language 😒

  19. Andreea Dobre

    Andreea Dobre

    17 часов назад

    Social anxiety level just went through the roof if you're autistic and monitoring your own body language 24/7 trying to appear normal 😳

  20. Joeislayf


    17 часов назад

    I love his book! This guy has amazing intuition and observation skills. (That's why he was a former FBI agent lol)

  21. plolee blowoteehow

    plolee blowoteehow

    18 часов назад

    what this is is this. looking for certain things that supposedly are indicative of certain moods, temperaments, thoughts, motives, inclinations. however.. they are in no way certain. however, to keep people in line, and to pretend to themselves that they have knowledge, because they would be terrified if they didn't think they had knowledge.. they make these little observations.. and correlate them and categorize them into certain boxes. it's not true. it's all for justification for killing people. that's all. once you can have a large platform of formulated hypotheses about behavior.. when someone acts in a certain way.. and because of it he is shot and killed.. then there is no problem to those in authority. the message? don't get out of line. that is.. don't get out of the line that we tell you is the line. it's not really the line, but we need some make believe line because we can't not have any line and it can't be said that we don't have a line. there is no line.. that is reality. so the bottom line of all of this is that it is evil. it's used to praise some, but it is used to condemn others.. because there must be praising.. or people would be suspicious.. and there must be condemning.. because.. well.. that just make the whole thing seem so much more legitimate. it appears the discerner is disinterested. but in reality if there is condemning at all.. that is evil. there should be no condemning. not that there ought to be praising either.. but there ought not be condemning also. we are addicted to these two things.. and it is a terrible addiction. again, evil.

  22. Johnny Pickup

    Johnny Pickup

    18 часов назад

    Sometimes I just do some of these things cuz I don't know what else to do with my hands lol.

  23. TheGuyThat NeverGetsTheJoke

    TheGuyThat NeverGetsTheJoke

    19 часов назад

    Aahh thats how my mom knew it was the dog stealing the food and not me...

  24. Kat Jasper

    Kat Jasper

    19 часов назад

    Nice shoes.....and wow - I need to watch my "bunny nose" move....Jo didn't look too comfortable on that small chair...I also don't need to be a body language expert to know some people shouldn't wear certain clothes.....I also think Laura has a thing for Jo...

  25. nova_ray


    19 часов назад

    that lady in the glasses rubs me the wrong way 😂

  26. joynz1


    20 часов назад

    Well that turned all my years ago body language training on its head. Fascinating.

  27. NoName


    20 часов назад

    Mr. Wilhelm was in the FBI also!

  28. Kristen D

    Kristen D

    21 час назад

    "long conversations" delightful way to refer to torture.

  29. SamBoy1135


    21 час назад


  30. ashzole


    21 час назад

    umm this agent isn’t telling u the total truth. another reason why you cross your arms is because you can get your hand underneath your biceps and make them look larger, when your hitting on a chic

  31. Rebecca Bartsch

    Rebecca Bartsch

    22 часа назад

    I watched this video. Thought, ‘Huh, that was pretty cool. Let’s go see what the comments say, I know there’s gunna be memes’ oh boi was I right.

  32. Jay Minasi

    Jay Minasi

    22 часа назад

    if your so smart, how come the russians run circles around you?

  33. Jari Norvanto

    Jari Norvanto

    22 часа назад

    Very informative. Behavioural science.

  34. nickvalentine


    22 часа назад

    "13:09 ,criminal scum!"

  35. 337 337

    337 337

    22 часа назад

    Politicians must study this thoroughly, because with Trump, as every president in my lifetime, "ADULTS" actually believe the presidents, administration after administration, "ADULTS" BELIEVE these guys care about them OR America. It would be amusing, if it weren't so serious. Look at this deadly 5G thing coming, Trump's like "it's great, you'll love being bathed in radiation!"

  36. BlueButter IceCream

    BlueButter IceCream

    23 часа назад

    Me: Sits down FBI: We got you. Wanna know how? Me: Wtf FBI: That’s how they sit in a village on an eastern island in Jamaica next the Atlantic Ocean in between the coast of Mexico and Canada.

  37. Ana Parada

    Ana Parada

    23 часа назад


  38. Roxanne M

    Roxanne M

    23 часа назад

    It becomes really awkward when you know you’ve been observed. 😉 barring paranoia.

  39. Zlatan


    23 часа назад

    but I just didn't want the flowers to break, you got the wrong guy,....

  40. DEfan


    23 часа назад

    People seem to forget, say you have a very bad back and it hurts you, you are going to move, stand, differently then a normal person. Body language is about as accurate then the weather people on TV.

  41. Ben Hill

    Ben Hill

    23 часа назад

    I disagree about one point he made about poker. IMO players who one-handed shuffle their chips are ONLY doing it to show off. Why else would you do something so blatantly stupid, since you are clearly advertising the fact that you have spent a LOT of time with poker chips in order to master this trick of dexterity. And what poker player wants to advertise that he or she is NOT a beginner?

  42. Pearl Perlita Venegas

    Pearl Perlita Venegas

    23 часа назад

    I dress like I'm poor & people give me dirty looks they look then quickly look away LOL

  43. Plz dont talk to me

    Plz dont talk to me

    23 часа назад

    Me: EXICSTS FBI: ...guilty!

  44. Miguel Burgos

    Miguel Burgos

    23 часа назад

    Next time i lie im not going to touch my nose thanks

  45. Rosie W

    Rosie W

    День назад

    I don't shake hands...I fist bump.

  46. Shy Low X

    Shy Low X

    День назад

    this video is about nice leather shoes i guess

  47. BoOtY_QuEeF 9000

    BoOtY_QuEeF 9000

    День назад

    5:08 Yeah Jim Halpert does that one a lot

  48. Kit Kat

    Kit Kat

    День назад

    CIA AND FBI TERRORISTS talking lol

  49. Kpop Eve

    Kpop Eve

    День назад

    Here you go criminals. How not to get caught

  50. Rakesh Kumar

    Rakesh Kumar

    День назад

    Just see "Allan Pease" who is the father of body language for much better understanding, rather than this guy ...........

  51. MartialSpiritDragon


    День назад

    What if the subject has to walk boulaged because of his giantic penius. He's not trying to show it off. It's just too big.

  52. Jack Mars

    Jack Mars

    День назад

    Look at the flowers....

  53. Jace Ditto

    Jace Ditto

    День назад

    "rarely did someone not reveal info. we would sit down and have these lengthy conversations" ......so interrogation

  54. Edwa Oman

    Edwa Oman

    День назад

    Just imagine playing poker with this man, or meeting his daughter... Good luck with that!

  55. chefjohnwt


    День назад

    brown shoes with a smoky blue/grey suit? Looks Eastern European to me...:)

  56. JSavic


    День назад

    Saddam Hussein was good at catching spies with little or no technology.

  57. JSavic


    День назад

    What is the non verbal message of putting his right leg back so far ?

  58. Paris Anderson

    Paris Anderson

    День назад

    What happens if you DONT MOVE AND MAKE EYE CONTACT and ANSWER EVERY SINGLE QUESTION. What do the FBI think then???

  59. Elise


    День назад

    Me: **Blinks** FBI: AHA! Did you really think you could get away with it?!

  60. cole pinter

    cole pinter

    День назад

    This guys a liar. There is government stalking, psyops, and neuro weapons being used on US citizens. They are called targeted individuals.

  61. mila boeva

    mila boeva

    День назад

    Hahah yep it’s true! In Eastern Europe we usually carry the flowers upside down. Clever :D

  62. Adele K

    Adele K

    День назад

    I wonder if Google can detect what my body language is communicating when my enjoyment of a video is impacted by another irrelevant ad for God-knows-what because they want me to sign up for the paid version of a service that used to be free with no ads at all or a few ads that rarely intruded on the content of the video? Clue: It involves frowning and the frequent raising of my middle finger...

  63. loveisforever


    День назад

    What if someone is super anxious in social settings? Doesn’t make any sense

  64. myastoleyourfood


    День назад

    That thing with flowers- I thought everybody is holding them the way as 'eastern Europeans' (which I basically am) because the stem won't break and the flowers won't be destroyed... Woah

  65. Steve Vater

    Steve Vater

    День назад

    Rug rat .....rug rat ... (who gets it ?)



    День назад

    So how did he miss the body language of Comey, McCabe, Strozk, and Hillary all these years. Fortunately the average guy did not need to be an expert in body language to spot them as liars- all we had to do was wait until they made a sound.

  67. Abdullah Naeem

    Abdullah Naeem

    День назад

    The comment section is the best. Without watching video I meet enough entertainment

  68. TheRoadDawg


    День назад

    Like most things, this boils down to Common Sense. And some cultural knowledge.

  69. TheRoadDawg


    День назад

    He’s upset because he double ironed the crease on his left pant leg in the hotel. You’re right my friends.

  70. Jaysun O'Scalleigh

    Jaysun O'Scalleigh

    День назад

    Thanks for helping me improve my perception management techniques!

  71. SKM C

    SKM C

    День назад

    This is what I imagine the FBI agent watching me through my screen is doing

  72. Mf Miller

    Mf Miller

    День назад

    Fascinating, but I carry flowers downwards like your "mole" because that way the water in the stalks still travels to the flowerheads. I'd say that's indicative also of someone who knows flowers.

  73. Bronzeflame2489


    День назад

    what if i was just dumb?

  74. You PTAs cunt Retard

    You PTAs cunt Retard

    День назад

    I brush my hands on my legs because my hands sweat a lot

  75. Arc Sci

    Arc Sci

    День назад

    "one induvidual... one individual... the woman..."

  76. T Stanton

    T Stanton

    День назад

    This why TV is dead

  77. Ron Angel

    Ron Angel

    День назад

    I dont know what it means but why cant he sit there without clasping his hands which I find annoying!

  78. Adrian Davis

    Adrian Davis

    День назад

    Vegas, here I come!!

  79. Aya S.

    Aya S.

    День назад

    04:30. 08:20.

  80. fade


    День назад

    imagine this guy just winning every single round of poker he attends, 'cause of the body language

  81. andrew gratton

    andrew gratton

    День назад


  82. Richard Klerk

    Richard Klerk

    День назад

    What a shitload of crap..... sorry

  83. Thomas Petersson

    Thomas Petersson

    День назад

    Auto replies. I did not know that was possible on YT. Further setting comments in your name that you have not written. Report this

  84. Emma Encinas

    Emma Encinas

    День назад

    The thing is the guy says the more you move or something you can be uncomfortable but I generally move around a lot because I’m just that type of person who likes to move around and not stationary.

  85. Thomas Petersson

    Thomas Petersson

    День назад

    Yada yada

  86. Silver Husky

    Silver Husky

    День назад

    Me: checks my phone FBI: mam u moved ur lying

  87. kierondec


    День назад

    So does Trump nonverbals say he's guilty?

  88. Ananya Arora

    Ananya Arora

    День назад

    Guys whats the difference between the blue book and the orange book? I really want to buy it. Which one should i buy?

  89. SomeTypeOfGamer 09

    SomeTypeOfGamer 09

    День назад


  90. Róbert Nagy

    Róbert Nagy

    День назад

    hazudni csak ti hazuddtok:))))) a középsöujjam ra ráulsz :)))))))

  91. Robin Greenhow

    Robin Greenhow

    День назад

    Great content! He is very dapper! 🤗💕

  92. Justa Peasant

    Justa Peasant

    День назад

    Women blink more often then men. I think their blink rate is 10

  93. finnibert lunchiken

    finnibert lunchiken

    День назад

    So...yeah what are some of the things to look for? Oh yeah, nothing was actually said.

  94. Lalthawhpuia vtc

    Lalthawhpuia vtc

    День назад

    Him: moving hands, the way he sits Me: you are Trump Supporter,

  95. g hough

    g hough

    День назад

    Im calling BS on this...or utter shi t

  96. easy deism

    easy deism

    День назад

    Eastern European communist spy: wears a addidas tracksuit and is named Boris and holds flowers upside down FBI: hello sir can you please come with us Eastern European communist spy: squats on his chair in interrigation room FBI: Are you a spy Eastern European communist spy: no I blink eight times per minute FBI: okay this is not our man

  97. MaximumEfficiency


    День назад

    Iran false flag: ruchannel.com/vision/%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BE-zC_fCnaNJWg.html

  98. Stephen Stephenson

    Stephen Stephenson

    День назад

    This guy must be so fun to hang with.😒 The agent in him has taken control of his life even though his retired.

  99. Maksym Slavnenko

    Maksym Slavnenko

    День назад

    There is an old Soviet anecdote. Soviets send a spy to Britain. The first day he goes to the cafe in the hotel and orders some tea, MI5 agent approaches: ⁃ You are a Soviet spy. ⁃ How do you know? ⁃ When you stir sugar, you hit the inner walls of the teacup. Soviets prepare a new guy in the next year and the story repeats. ⁃ You are a Soviet spy! ⁃ How do you know? ⁃ You didn’t hit the inner walls in the teacup, but you left the teaspoon in the cup and was drinking tea with it in So Soviets prepare the next guy. ⁃ You are a Soviet spy! ⁃ How do you know this time? ⁃ You didn’t hit the inner walls, you didn’t leave the teaspoon in the cup. But you squinted your right eye as if the teaspoon is still in the cup.

  100. Chris Teague

    Chris Teague

    День назад

    Oh... an infomercial for a book.

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