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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Dragon Press
Dragon Press Hour ago
Everybody has a tell play enough poker u pick up on that however you have to observe the person for a long. Of time to figure out if they're lying IE if a person always Ruffles their hair when they lie that would be an indicator of their lying
The Dabbing Dolphin
This is the guy you don’t want in your casino
Control Z
Control Z Hour ago
why is he revealing this?
Theodora L
Theodora L 2 hours ago
The FBI agent spying on me through my phone is sweating profusely. His body language tells me that mf got busted.
Roger Foxwell
Roger Foxwell 3 hours ago
Every time he said "stop right there" I thought I was going to get tasered!
Mister Cool
Mister Cool 3 hours ago
Did anyone else notice the girls shirt color changed at 11:32????
gei st
gei st 5 hours ago
But it only works in your culture everybody has a diff. Body language that you can't manage to identify
SCAPE 5 hours ago
Coughs FBI: You coughed.
milton milton
milton milton 5 hours ago
The fbis moves are so smooth
XxkillerslumberXx X
Dancan wasaal
Dancan wasaal 11 hours ago
Just for likes and comments you disclose FBI secrets .
p n
p n 12 hours ago
Aanchal P.
Aanchal P. 12 hours ago
yo i had to read his book for literacy in 7th grade and i had to write a letter to him. i got an 89 and never sent it
fii fii
fii fii 13 hours ago
King 14 hours ago
They will never know what I'm thinking, none of that's things fit me.
CxlebClipx 14 hours ago
Well, this is very interesting.
kookie krumble
kookie krumble 16 hours ago
Hah, nobody can read me. I have adhd
Maisie J
Maisie J 17 hours ago
I just realized that the little mannequin dude moves and shows the body part that the dude is talking about😂
William Wallace
William Wallace 17 hours ago
It’s mostly BS. Just a way to force probable cause. Never ever trust a fed. Only local LEO.
Lawrence Shuda
Lawrence Shuda 17 hours ago
Aurelius 17 hours ago
I don't think in eastern Europe they keep flowers like that. It can be just personality of a person.
Guitar Overkill
Guitar Overkill 18 hours ago
Wears shirt inside out. FBI: Must be unstable. Ties shoelaces double. FBI: Must be insecure. Hair messed up. FBI: Must lead haphazard lifestyle. Me: Retied FBI agent that looks like this.
George Armenia
George Armenia 18 hours ago
This guy is full of it lol
Brianna Brady
Brianna Brady 19 hours ago
Watched Kelli in the Raw today, she was speaking of this exact thing along with HOW WE WRITE
Tolome ́ Mazariegos
Wait wtf I know someone at my school named Joe Navarro
Ciren Rose
Ciren Rose 20 hours ago
What if you're just a very awkward person and do the poses that seem comfortable.
Christopher Bossio
Christopher Bossio 22 hours ago
So i was talking with this girl last week and she grabbed my junk, right in the middle of the conversation. i wonder what that means?! 🤔
JR Bulan
JR Bulan 22 hours ago
Is body language interpretation accurate 100% of the time? I feel like some individuals just have a tendency to display these visual cues, like crossing arms out of habit. Or some innocent persons, when placed under pressure or duress, would uncontrollably twitch their facial muscles because they are in an uncomfortable situation.
Kayla 22 hours ago
I would hate to be his kids significant other meeting him for the first time
Kristi Shanks
Kristi Shanks 22 hours ago
Well.. Botox is a game changer..lol.. my forehead doesn't show crap.. lol
Bob 357
Bob 357 23 hours ago
Interesting. I'm a poker player and watched to see if I could pick up anything useful in poker. Cool that he used poker players as an example. Though he didn't cover a lot of the things I have learned to pay attention to in a game.
alt Z
alt Z 23 hours ago
It seems that Jim Gaffigan has brought me here to a kind of "how to read body language" video or a how to read people kind of video yet again. . . . .But why?? That is the question 😂🙈
Erik Klembara
Lol this is BS :D ...I doubt that he would conclude some posture successfully
Carlos Saravia
Why does this have many views? Will people be able to read me now? I can’t leave my house anymore.
Ina Ric
Ina Ric Day ago
I always use to think that something must be wrong with these myths maybe
why would a real FBI agent tell us these things hmm?
Banji Adeolaa
I really thanks the taxi that brought me here........I gain more..
adrian medina
Unless its a homegrown threat isnt it the CIA that investigate espionage?
C I A Day ago
*I taught him that...*
Keshav Moudgil
did anyone else try to assess the dude himself
episode_iv Day ago
autistic people cannot be outed through body language cause a lot if guilty mannerisms are normal for autistic people so we got em there
RP Productions
Nothing is scarier than a man in a suit
moosak100 Day ago
Body language means different things at different times. I carry flowers with them pointing to the ground have always done so. Never been to eastern Europe. Never heard of this before now. I carry them that way because it requires less effort then to hold them upright. This stuff is relative and subjective
BTS, Got7, and Stray kids
Well hahaha I wear a hijab so you can’t see my hair and sometimes forehead
Palmerston Northern
Most of what this guy's saying is almost common sense!!!!
HeyAnna Day ago
I really want to read this book
swarup kale
swarup kale Day ago
I'm FBI agent now
Cooter McKenna
His body language is telling me that this is just misinformation and subversion.
Consider00 Day ago
"Blink rate is about 8 times per minute." Proceeds to blink 8 times in 10 seconds.
justinn wong
justinn wong Day ago
6:16 how to karen
Sparky Me
Sparky Me Day ago
What if you meet someone that doesn't do any of these expected actions?
Trenton Ghorley
He could win the world series of poker every year until the day he dies....He'll have more gold bracelets than lil wayne
mega man
mega man Day ago
This stuff if just common sense now I know if my misses is lying to me
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Nate Thompson
The Americans
The Justice
The Justice Day ago
Just remember that every thing has an exception.
I worked as Lead FBI ECON EAGLE, the body language thing, that’s not always true, most of the time on investigation it was the OPPOSITE, the frightening results stated that those who stand calm and neutral were more hostile and terroristic - person who does everything correctly such as top-classes, OPPOSITE
Sophirum Hem
Sophirum Hem Day ago
FBI: you are a liar Me: How? FBI: because whenever you speak, you always cover your mouth Me:…thinking in my head for 10sec( dude, I’m just wanna make sure that my breathes smell good ) FBI: NOW, YOU ARE UNDER ARRESTED. Me: bruh
I worked as Lead FBI ECON EAGLE, the body language thing, that’s not always true, most of the time on investigation it was the OPPOSITE, the frightening results stated that those who stand calm and neutral were more hostile and terroristic - person who does everything correctly such as top-classes, OPPOSITE
Chocolate Milk
thanks youtube recommendations, very cool!
Tajudin Atal
Tajudin Atal Day ago
So, Joe never really fired a shot? No gun battle ever? 😂😂 just body language? Come on, your are Agent.
Tatiana Cènclare
I can detect deception through text messages
Memukan of Persia and Media
When being questioned by police keep your mouth shut....if he can keep you talking he will find out what he needs to know.
Daniel Ochoa
Daniel Ochoa Day ago
Donald Kelly
Donald Kelly Day ago
What happened if it
Kash 75
Kash 75 Day ago
Well, the way he is sitting at first I’m not sure if it’s an invitation too much or I’m relaxed and open. 🤔🤭
Yay Very diverse person
This is a person with ADHDs’ nightmare
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
*Impersonating FBI agents eh?*
purpleand yellow
I feel like he is lying to us😒
mrbreede Day ago
Anyone else thinking of the flowers and the Three in inglorious basterds?
mrbreede Day ago
It was The german three and American three
Chris Battrick
mrbreede pretty sure it was two, wasn’t it?
Nick Roche'
Nick Roche' Day ago
Cody Elliott
Cody Elliott Day ago
8:58 was so awkward and the lady in pink had such a hilarious response lol
Daniella R
Daniella R 2 days ago
Jack Burns is that you? 😂😂🤣
Janvier Tchouteu
Janvier Tchouteu 2 days ago
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rachel smith
rachel smith 2 days ago
forgets to wash hair police: he’s on drugs
Ginger 2 days ago
The part about how he could tell by the flowers reminds me so much of that one scene in Inglorious Bastards, with the American three and the German three
Alan Cornes
Alan Cornes 2 days ago
He used “I” quite a lot as if he was still trying to sell himself . Perhaps that is just an American communication style.
Thomas Blackwell
Thomas Blackwell 2 days ago
When I was young, I had a lot of acne. I fell asleep in the library and when I awoke, a blind man was reading my face. Does that count?
Gulam Mohamed
Gulam Mohamed 2 days ago
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