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

  • Publicado em 21 Mai 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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Comentários • 17 453

  • A.CAndeliz
    A.CAndeliz Dia atrás

    No one:

    FBI agent: I'm gonna pause right there.

  • Dallas Walters
    Dallas Walters Dia atrás

    The beautiful thing about body language, is that most of it is subconscious, both providing, and interpreting it. When I was young, I used to think "WOW, that guy looks like an absolute A**hole!" Then, I wondered why I thought that, and how the f*** I was right.

    UKIP_UK Dia atrás

    He is talking just rubbish

  • Demi R
    Demi R Dia atrás

    Don't know about body language, but it's true about the flowers. Especially in former Soviet countries. The reason is not break the flowers - during Soviet times one of the most popular flowers was carnation, which is very delicate and easy to break when you're carrying them upright. But if it's a bouquet of short flowers, people can carry it upright.

  • bouldaa
    bouldaa Dia atrás

    Thanks for the information on how to beat a fbi interrogation.

  • Ganbare
    Ganbare Dia atrás


  • Commentator541
    Commentator541 Dia atrás

    You are very American. Too American. No way people like shaking hands ESPECIALLY when it's unnecessary. Makes me wanna swab their fingers. Other people's bacteria - nooooo tnx.

  • valerie
    valerie Dia atrás

    3:31 wow wtf we actually do

  • valerie
    valerie Dia atrás

    I always touch my nose when I'm lying

  • F4PTR
    F4PTR Dia atrás

    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!

  • David Schnell
    David Schnell Dia atrás


  • Kevin Richards
    Kevin Richards Dia atrás

    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.

  • Loki Main
    Loki Main Dia atrás

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

  • Georgina Toland
    Georgina Toland Dia atrás

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

  • Marie Campbell Dawson

    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

  • Marie Campbell Dawson

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

  • Heith Watkins
    Heith Watkins Dia atrás +1

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

  • Heith Watkins
    Heith Watkins Dia atrás +1

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

  • Nadia Subri
    Nadia Subri Dia atrás

    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.

  • Jess Martin
    Jess Martin Dia atrás

    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.

  • ed bled
    ed bled Dia atrás

    where did he say they carry flowers like that?

  • Hugh Manniti
    Hugh Manniti Dia atrás

    So don't play poker with the FBI

  • OverlordShamala
    OverlordShamala Dia atrás

    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.

  • Diviuz
    Diviuz Dia atrás +1

    Rip autistic children if they meet him.

  • Tori futures
    Tori futures Dia atrás

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

  • Mike Stevens
    Mike Stevens Dia atrás

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

  • Popcorn Moonshine
    Popcorn Moonshine Dia atrás

    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 😒

  • Andreea Dobre
    Andreea Dobre Dia atrás

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

  • Joeislayf
    Joeislayf Dia atrás +1

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

  • plolee blowoteehow
    plolee blowoteehow Dia atrás

    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.

  • Johnny Pickup
    Johnny Pickup Dia atrás +1

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

  • TheGuyThat NeverGetsTheJoke

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

  • Kat Jasper
    Kat Jasper Dia atrás

    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...

  • nova_ray
    nova_ray Dia atrás

    that lady in the glasses rubs me the wrong way 😂

  • joynz1
    joynz1 Dia atrás

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

  • NoName
    NoName Dia atrás

    Mr. Wilhelm was in the FBI also!

  • Kristen D
    Kristen D Dia atrás +1

    "long conversations" delightful way to refer to torture.

  • SamBoy1135
    SamBoy1135 Dia atrás +1


  • ashzole
    ashzole Dia atrás

    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

  • Rebecca Bartsch
    Rebecca Bartsch Dia atrás

    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.

  • Jay Minasi
    Jay Minasi Dia atrás

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

  • Jari Norvanto
    Jari Norvanto Dia atrás

    Very informative. Behavioural science.

  • nickvalentine
    nickvalentine Dia atrás

    "13:09 ,criminal scum!"

  • 337 337
    337 337 Dia atrás

    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!"

  • BlueButter IceCream
    BlueButter IceCream Dia atrás +1

    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.

  • Ana Parada
    Ana Parada Dia atrás


  • Roxanne M
    Roxanne M Dia atrás

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

  • Zlatan
    Zlatan Dia atrás

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

  • DEfan
    DEfan Dia atrás

    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.

  • Ben Hill
    Ben Hill Dia atrás

    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?

  • Pearl Perlita Venegas

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

  • Plz dont talk to me
    Plz dont talk to me Dia atrás +3

    FBI: ...guilty!

  • Miguel Burgos
    Miguel Burgos Dia atrás

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

  • Rosie W
    Rosie W Dia atrás

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

  • Shy Low X
    Shy Low X Dia atrás

    this video is about nice leather shoes i guess

  • BoOtY_QuEeF 9000
    BoOtY_QuEeF 9000 Dia atrás +1

    5:08 Yeah Jim Halpert does that one a lot

  • Kit Kat
    Kit Kat Dia atrás

    CIA AND FBI TERRORISTS talking lol

  • Kpop Eve
    Kpop Eve Dia atrás

    Here you go criminals. How not to get caught

  • Rakesh Kumar
    Rakesh Kumar Dia atrás

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

  • MartialSpiritDragon
    MartialSpiritDragon Dia atrás

    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.

  • Jack Mars
    Jack Mars Dia atrás

    Look at the flowers....

  • Jace Ditto
    Jace Ditto Dia atrás +1

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

  • Edwa Oman
    Edwa Oman Dia atrás

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

  • chefjohnwt
    chefjohnwt Dia atrás

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

  • JSavic
    JSavic Dia atrás

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

  • JSavic
    JSavic Dia atrás

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

  • Paris Anderson
    Paris Anderson Dia atrás

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

  • Elise
    Elise Dia atrás +3

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

  • cole pinter
    cole pinter Dia atrás

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

  • mila boeva
    mila boeva Dia atrás +1

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

  • Adele K
    Adele K Dia atrás

    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...

  • loveisforever
    loveisforever Dia atrás

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

  • myastoleyourfood
    myastoleyourfood Dia atrás

    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

  • Steve Vater
    Steve Vater Dia atrás

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

    OLD SCHOOL Dia atrás

    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.

  • Abdullah Naeem
    Abdullah Naeem Dia atrás

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

  • TheRoadDawg
    TheRoadDawg Dia atrás

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

  • TheRoadDawg
    TheRoadDawg Dia atrás

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

  • Jaysun O'Scalleigh
    Jaysun O'Scalleigh 2 dias atrás +2

    Thanks for helping me improve my perception management techniques!

  • SKM C
    SKM C 2 dias atrás +1

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

  • Mf Miller
    Mf Miller 2 dias atrás

    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.

  • Bronzeflame2489
    Bronzeflame2489 2 dias atrás

    what if i was just dumb?

  • You PTAs cunt Retard
    You PTAs cunt Retard 2 dias atrás

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

  • Arc Sci
    Arc Sci 2 dias atrás

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

  • T Stanton
    T Stanton 2 dias atrás

    This why TV is dead

  • Ron Angel
    Ron Angel 2 dias atrás

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

  • Adrian Davis
    Adrian Davis 2 dias atrás

    Vegas, here I come!!

  • Aya S.
    Aya S. 2 dias atrás


  • fade
    fade 2 dias atrás

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

  • andrew gratton
    andrew gratton 2 dias atrás +1


  • Richard Klerk
    Richard Klerk 2 dias atrás

    What a shitload of crap..... sorry

  • Thomas Petersson
    Thomas Petersson 2 dias atrás

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

  • Emma Encinas
    Emma Encinas 2 dias atrás +1

    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.

  • Thomas Petersson
    Thomas Petersson 2 dias atrás

    Yada yada

  • Silver Husky
    Silver Husky 2 dias atrás +2

    Me: checks my phone

    FBI: mam u moved ur lying

  • kierondec
    kierondec 2 dias atrás

    So does Trump nonverbals say he's guilty?

  • Ananya Arora
    Ananya Arora 2 dias atrás

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

  • SomeTypeOfGamer 09
    SomeTypeOfGamer 09 2 dias atrás


  • Róbert Nagy
    Róbert Nagy 2 dias atrás

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

  • Robin Greenhow
    Robin Greenhow 2 dias atrás

    Great content! He is very dapper! 🤗💕