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

  • Published: 21 May 2019
  • 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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Comments • 18 805

  • Only from a distance
    Only from a distance  36 minutes back

    Watch this guy's feet. He even tells you how feet can give indication of deceit....

    • Nic Mic
      Nic Mic  1 hours back

      I think I have even less information on body language now.

      • Mateus Oliveira
        Mateus Oliveira  2 hours back

        Agent itself sounds so nervous all the time wtf 😂

        • Mateus Oliveira
          Mateus Oliveira  2 hours back

          Shaking your legs while sitting generally means that you are either: impatient, mad or anxious. Either way in the majority of the cases means that something's is definitively going on in your head which is making you restless and constantly in movement

          • Jeff W.
            Jeff W.  2 hours back

            my head tilts naturally when i think it's straight, when i make it straight it feels tilted.

            • Sarsaparilla
              Sarsaparilla  3 hours back

              Him: Yeah we can tell a lot based on your facial movements

              People with tourette's:

              • oVeXeRo
                oVeXeRo  3 hours back

                By the way, as an Ukrainian, I felt that the flower thing was really cool. He knew the foreign culture well enough to even notice that tiny detail! In here almost everyone is carying flowers like that, but to know that, while living in USA, and to be able use it in that situation... It's just fascinating!

                • leeoh moon
                  leeoh moon  4 hours back

                  these comments ME: bla bla bla FBI: bla bla bla are getting f...g annoying, why you don`t comment on this guy great gift of reading body language,,,,so old tired and disrespectful

                  • 20x20Ghost
                    20x20Ghost  4 hours back

                    what did my plant say

                    • 20x20Ghost
                      20x20Ghost  4 hours back

                      everything on the earth is transmitting color and sound are nothing but frequency

                      • 20x20Ghost
                        20x20Ghost  5 hours back

                        teach the enemy buddy a true genius

                        • Adam Edge Copeland
                          Adam Edge Copeland  5 hours back

                          FBI agent when I look in another way: YOU KILLED A MAN
                          Me, covered in blood: How did you know????

                          • Jasmine Tran
                            Jasmine Tran  5 hours back

                            He would destroy us all in a game of bs

                            • jaryanis
                              jaryanis  5 hours back

                              FBI: you just rubbed your tongue in your cheek,,,you killed them

                              me: i-i just cut myself with my braces

                              • Paige Allen
                                Paige Allen  6 hours back

                                Have fun and mess up the nonverbal cues with some ASL thrown in to the mix.

                                • topkhani
                                  topkhani  6 hours back

                                  Yeah, this was the guy who prevented 911 b y catching 19 Suadi Arabs who were trying to learnt to fly without learning takeoffs or landings...

                                  • Mein Mein
                                    Mein Mein  6 hours back

                                    12:44 *Is that a fetish you got there?*

                                    • Yousef Jeddi
                                      Yousef Jeddi  8 hours back

                                      Me: Makes scrambled eggs and soils trousers

                                      FBI Agent: Stay out of my personal life

                                      • Blu3_ fish
                                        Blu3_ fish  8 hours back

                                        This man is Sherlock Holmes.

                                        • xaviar detach
                                          xaviar detach  8 hours back

                                          Well agent man, most of this is true, of course u r making referring to the Ant colony, everyday people, which are easy to spot, bust, and manipulate, which your organization does...How do I know? My old mentor was bureau when sessions was in, so although u are basically correct, u r in error not point out who is the most easy to "Read" , and Professionals Sunshine, are not easy to read because often times, their training is at par with yours or better... Dismissed kiddo...

                                          • Joscelyn Lopez
                                            Joscelyn Lopez  9 hours back

                                            Now my anxiety has anxiety

                                            • Perri Sams
                                              Perri Sams  9 hours back

                                              I fidget constantly

                                              • Semyon Galtsev
                                                Semyon Galtsev  9 hours back

                                                Mythbusting was cool, but then he went into overconfident assumptions and kinda ruined it.

                                                • AudieHolland
                                                  AudieHolland  9 hours back

                                                  Let's check his blink rate while we run 20,000 Volts through him.

                                                  • KageTrauma
                                                    KageTrauma  9 hours back

                                                    *can read peoples body language;can't track down pedophile rings*

                                                    • Eliot JESSE Oze
                                                      Eliot JESSE Oze  10 hours back

                                                      Do better.

                                                      • cibetka76
                                                        cibetka76  10 hours back

                                                        Its all interesting and fun, but it comes down to they have no idea who is lying and who is not :P

                                                        • i Rahat
                                                          i Rahat  10 hours back

                                                          Me:Shakes his hand.

                                                          Him:So your a Virgin amd lives in your mothers Basement at 24 yrs old and blood group B+,With high cholestrol level and Potenttial dibetic Patient and yours only GF broke up with you and your An Otaku and WEEB and Samurai Champloo is your favourite.

                                                          • Osva Ortega
                                                            Osva Ortega  11 hours back

                                                            I learned alot dope video

                                                            • Choxolet yo
                                                              Choxolet yo  11 hours back

                                                              WAS an fbi agent he now works for the Russian mafia level 100 boss for 20 years

                                                              • Emma kitty cat
                                                                Emma kitty cat  12 hours back

                                                                Im told by my friends that if I agree with something I will exadurate my blinking without realizing

                                                                • Elise Cooper
                                                                  Elise Cooper  12 hours back

                                                                  All the thumbs down are the criminals been caught.

                                                                  • Ya Boi Diglett thank you pewdiepie

                                                                    Yeah let's tell the whole world about our secret

                                                                    • Joseph Lapez
                                                                      Joseph Lapez  12 hours back

                                                                      FBI: Approaching subjects door, proceeding to look through peep hole.

                                                                      Me: Who's eyeball is that looking through my peephole.

                                                                      FBI: Pervert

                                                                      • Joseph Lapez
                                                                        Joseph Lapez  13 hours back

                                                                        These comments are amazing 😂

                                                                        • Michael P
                                                                          Michael P  13 hours back

                                                                          this guy is pretty much first on all party invite list.

                                                                          • TheLegend27
                                                                            TheLegend27  13 hours back

                                                                            Jokes on you I lean sideways because of my hip and back problems

                                                                            • Melissa Allen
                                                                              Melissa Allen  14 hours back

                                                                              Me: shakes hands with him
                                                                              Him: you have a crush on me

                                                                              • maiarG 24
                                                                                maiarG 24  15 hours back

                                                                                ..hmmm shirlock-y..but sometimes holmes get it so wrong too lol.

                                                                                • I'm Not So Creative
                                                                                  I'm Not So Creative  16 hours back

                                                                                  i have never seen anyone carry flowers upside down?

                                                                                  • the springthunderboxer
                                                                                    the springthunderboxer  16 hours back

                                                                                    this is basically looking at people and saying they are lying because you said so kind of like how white people made air port screening makes everything you do suspicious according to white people...if clean shaven you are suspicious if you have a beard your suspicious, lots of luggage suspicious a little luggage suspicious, too cooperative suspicious not cooperative suspicious the list goes on with contradictions

                                                                                    • chiccachannel
                                                                                      chiccachannel  17 hours back

                                                                                      The flowers???? Geee..., that's crap! In Italy we do that thing of bringing them around upside down in order to keep them fresh, especially if they are very long flowers, so they don't sag!

                                                                                      • secrekt
                                                                                        secrekt  17 hours back

                                                                                        Fbi open up

                                                                                        • Scott Gastineau
                                                                                          Scott Gastineau  18 hours back

                                                                                          Phrenology was dismissed as qwackery in the early 20th Century. Hand Writing analysis (at least as a method of diagnosing personality) didn't get recognized as qwackery until the late 20th Century. How long will it be before we decide that Nonverbals are the same unreliable nonsense?

                                                                                          • mikeyb byekim
                                                                                            mikeyb byekim  19 hours back

                                                                                            1:15 the crossing arm's thing, I wish everyone knew that

                                                                                            • God Help me
                                                                                              God Help me  19 hours back

                                                                                              Eastern european comes to the USA

                                                                                              Fbi: It's a SPY

                                                                                              • Skysoft Ent.
                                                                                                Skysoft Ent.  19 hours back

                                                                                                Ha jokes on you I'm a super introverted weirdo and 90% of these things I have the same reaction to

                                                                                                • Shucks
                                                                                                  Shucks  20 hours back