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

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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


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May 21, 2019




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Damien Piat
Damien Piat 4 hours ago
We clearly haven’t the same life 😂
H3lix Fire
H3lix Fire 5 hours ago
Well what if someone has tics and social anxiety? I have both and I always look like I'm up to something.
Lester Diamond
Lester Diamond 11 hours ago
my clothes say I'm going hunting.
Lee Prochazka
Lee Prochazka 12 hours ago
ruvid.net/video/video-IrNGkDlbdF4.html dont forget ruby ridge waco bundy ranch 2016 election. Entire fbi history is corruption. Trash.
M shades
M shades 18 hours ago
That girl player's dress colour changed to black
Putra harianja
Putra harianja 18 hours ago
11:20 the woman cloth changing in a second after the explanation
kramotakra 20 hours ago
COVID has ruined plenty of these body languages norm
Alice Alexander
The spy’s will know what not to do!!!😱
Window Rock 2020 Productions
Agent: do you know these people? Me being honest: no Also me: scratches my nose Agent: GET DOWN ON THE GROWN
Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith Day ago
I think my pet gold fish is a spy!
Chris the Almighty
"And the he confessed", come on dude, he ain't gonna confess just bcz I told him that he help the flower wrong
Trishan Anderson
i dont think they use this for black people
Julio Rodriguez
I agree with some of the ideas and findings brought up, but i dont assume them to be true, because this is in his perspective of being true
David Bubar
David Bubar Day ago
I'm just doing all of the motions while he's talking about them haha
I've studied my own body language for years and none of them are in alignment with what Navarro would translate as. . I don't know how I ended up like this, but I recall observing this as a pre-teen when I was introduced to body language in middle school. . Navarro would get get a run for his money if he ever interviewed me. He'd be wrong at probably every turn. . And since I began meditation about 6 years ago, I have very little body language to even begin with; formerly my body language occurred more often and was more expressive, despite it not being what you thought it was (it was always incorrectly interpreted by those who cared to make a comment), but now there is very little body language, very little facial expression, etc. . Case in point? If you want to become a criminal meditate at least 4 hours per day in 2 hour blocks if you must. When interrogation time comes, people like Navarro will fail miserably, and even the polygraph machine. A quiet mind, as cultivated through meditation, will challenges human and machine interpretation, trust me. Plus it provides better clarity and mental agility which is necessary is some forms of crime, e.g. robbing a bank.
Ruru Day ago
Hi Sherlock
Buddy Whatshisname
And the FBI paid him fer what he know ?
They just playing poker and it reminds me of the gambler song! 😂
Molly Vanea
Molly Vanea Day ago
İts true!! We hold flowers like that in europe, well i dont know about all the people ofcourse but i hold it like that😂
VisZenOP 2 days ago
Can he still see my internet history?
Vladyslav Yakovlev
1:20 Crossing arms and legs is not nonsense. It is a sign that person is uncomfortable about the topic. So do not lie to me former FBI agent ☝🏿
TarzanTV 2 days ago
4:11 you mean torturing them
John Stone
John Stone 2 days ago
Look to see if the eyes are red?? Ya! I just smoked a joint Einstein
Aayla Ramlan
Aayla Ramlan 2 days ago
He notices everything at every second How does he feel at public places?
Lilia Laurel
Lilia Laurel 2 days ago
what kind of "eastern spy" would be stupid enough to confess based purely (or primarily) on the flower holding evidence.. its a matter of preference... with that mentality you can arrest men who pee seated, like come on lol
Libetsy Cepero
Libetsy Cepero 2 days ago
Person breathes agent it’s you jkjkjk
HaneOokame 2 days ago
When you close your eyes and listen to him he sounds like owen wilson a little bit at times
Ethan Windsong
Ethan Windsong 3 days ago
But for real for real, any one who carries flowers upside down deserves to go to federal prison, whether or not they’re a spy
Nishant Subedi
Nishant Subedi 3 days ago
What about physically disabled criminals 😂😆
Rachael Crum
Rachael Crum 3 days ago
F.F.A.: "If I ask a question and all of a sudden the feet withdraw and cross, I know that they are displeased or hiding something." Me: Immediately looks to his feet to see them crossed.
Āvree Evans
Āvree Evans 3 days ago
🗣️📢" #MENSADDLEYOURHORSES !!!" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐:ruvid.net/video/video-oOhOjA5w1Po.html
stevieboy444 3 days ago
Blink rate depends on the rate of evaporation of the tears film which bathes the front of the eye.
Nah I just cross my arms cuz I have nothing else to do with them-
Kathleen Pritchett
I bet he is NOT the life of the party. I guess the FBI used him often: this is why it took 17 years to capture the Uni bomber (and then turned in by his own brother). Note how he wriggles his right leg and crosses and uncrosses his legs. He should watch his own videos! LOL
maya sam
maya sam 3 days ago
THEY can read all out of our chip via SATELLITES of psychopat MUSK. hive.blog/hive-174578/@rok-sivante/microsoft-s-060606-biometric-crypto-chip-mark-of-the-beast-or-ultimate-conspiracy-troll
Kei Lei
Kei Lei 3 days ago
At the introduction he said 'how we dress' gives information about how we think. This is confusing, and I think maybe misleading. My daughter n law once said that I dressed like a 'bag lady'. Those were my comfortable 'round the house clothes, that were, I thought, decent enough to wear to town for casual shopping. I can and do 'dress up', for what ever occasion. And I'd LOVE to dress up around the house like a 1930s movie about rich people. But I'm not 'rich', and I can't clean house, or feed livestock (I live on a farm), while dressed like a rich woman. LOL I'm just trying to figure out how someone might read me. and if they got the 'real' me. LOL Am I a bag lady? Or a rich 1930s old woman?
nonochan yeppoyo 2
I am obsessed with the Asian guy. Who is he?
WhatAGreatName 3 days ago
As soon as he mentioned blink rate my blink rate went right down to 0 lol
cool fish
cool fish 3 days ago
im sad now
The Uncharted Beast
FBI:If the other person touches their nose FBI:We does these behaviours as self soothing Corona:Let me introduce myself
K.G.B AGENT 4 days ago
thanks now *WE* will use this secret information
Shit Bitch
Shit Bitch 4 days ago
Cj 4 days ago
I tease for the game stop tryna go predator mode lol really happening yeah game format obviously i just acting
mur B
mur B 4 days ago
How does he read a person that knows he is been read? Then dog chases his own tail...
Angela Wierda
Angela Wierda 4 days ago
He just described everyone with autism and autistic traits🤔.
Gunnar 17
Gunnar 17 4 days ago
Now I just don’t wanna move
Jesus 911
Jesus 911 4 days ago
Boss they misuse my name and making false story boss.very rude to god.without my permission
Pikachuu 4 days ago
8:00 anyone else think he was blinking too much?
Conure Animations
Let's be honest here We all watched this to become Sherlock Holmes
Maria Clara Arruda
all I could think about whilst watching the video: The Asian dude is HOT. the FBI guy: I'm beyond disappointed
Maria Lopez
Maria Lopez 5 days ago
Usted mira con la cabeza hacia arriba para mirar por arriba del otro y ver cuán lejos llegan sus palabras y controlar que si la otra persona está aceptando lo que usted dice...
Maria Lopez
Maria Lopez 5 days ago
Usted mueve inperceptiblemente el hombro cuando comienza el relato del topo...está diciendo una mentira que se la quiere sacar de encima...
Maria Lopez
Maria Lopez 5 days ago
Usted la mayoría del tiempo tiene extendida la pierna izquierda que en el hombre significa la inteligencia concreta y se afirma en ella pero esconde la pierna derecha que en el hombre significa el aspecto emocional y más de una vez se puede observar que las mueve nerviosamente...otro actro de preservasión e inseguridad!!!
Maria Lopez
Maria Lopez 5 days ago
Para qué tanto "estudio" si matan por la espalda o de frente a cualquiera que se les antoje !!!
Maria Lopez
Maria Lopez 5 days ago
Veo que usted muchas trata de tapar su zona púbica con su saco...instinto animal de protección!!!!
Mike Chavez
Mike Chavez 5 days ago
We as humans are constantly in motion.
Mike Chavez
Mike Chavez 5 days ago
So if youre bald?
ed eddy
ed eddy 5 days ago
The thing with the flowers in eastern europe is true. And the other thing with the arms is true, in eastern europe people use that moves a lot, but not in a "formal" mode. The thing with the moving feets for example is very used in italy and with the distance to.
Philip Kumah Jr.
Philip Kumah Jr. 5 days ago
16k disliked..
George Mwidima
George Mwidima 5 days ago
If you can read body language like this why do your Policemen often fail arresting black people safely, they end up panicking and killing them?
Cess Outdoors
Cess Outdoors 5 days ago
Then coronavirus showed up and this is all over.
M. E.
M. E. 5 days ago
3 times i believed what he said about body language ...3 times they turned around only one didn't have a beard. no more swimming at that beach.
Ed Sky
Ed Sky 5 days ago
Hi, I'm Mr. Navarro. Now why do you want to date my daughter?
Qorax 6 days ago
Nice pseudoscience.
Sushant Pratap Singh
When everyone want to be sherlock... Duh!!
Jordan Mosher
Jordan Mosher 6 days ago
yeah okay body language is cool and all but why does the chick playing poker change shirts like 3 seconds in
Charles Hagan
Charles Hagan 6 days ago
Wow this stuff has been debunked.. Misleading BS unfortunately
Morgan Rivera
Morgan Rivera 6 days ago
30 million views for a reason Joe!!!! People are now finding out how you guys do this stuff! Lol
Morgan Rivera
Morgan Rivera 6 days ago
Why is he telling us his secrets?! Lol
Michael Bobkov
Michael Bobkov 6 days ago
Lol, all BS
EaZy 6 days ago
I feel like this dude can undress me without using his hands, and i dont feel comfortable!
stuck inside
stuck inside 6 days ago
how did he know how they carry flowers in eastern europe
Jackie Brooks
Jackie Brooks 6 days ago
Very interesting
Jared Novak
Jared Novak 6 days ago
Unfortunately, this FBI agent is an anti American socialist scumbelly coward and traitor to his country. He should be hung, not propped up on RUvid.
Casey Wilson
Casey Wilson 6 days ago
not looking to the same side of lens between shots made me uncomfortable.
A Loaf of Bread
A Loaf of Bread 6 days ago
Read a loaf of bread and find it’s intentions... I dare you, I double dare you!!!
Amelia Clark
Amelia Clark 6 days ago
How might you do this for say someone who has tourette's or autism as they might make sudden unpredictable movements or gestures which could be misinterpreted? Just wondering
priyanshu srivastava
Did anyone notice the change in the clothes of the women after she comes and sits for the poker game.
Gulit Azmi
Gulit Azmi 7 days ago
6:21 This Body language tells me, 'I want to talk to your Manager'
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