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

  • Publicado el 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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Comentarios • 17 453

  • A.CAndeliz
    A.CAndeliz Hace 2 horas

    No one:

    FBI agent: I'm gonna pause right there.

  • Dallas Walters
    Dallas Walters Hace 2 horas

    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 Hace 2 horas

    He is talking just rubbish

  • Demi R
    Demi R Hace 3 horas

    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 Hace 3 horas

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

  • Ganbare
    Ganbare Hace 3 horas


  • Commentator541
    Commentator541 Hace 3 horas

    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 Hace 4 horas

    3:31 wow wtf we actually do

  • valerie
    valerie Hace 4 horas

    I always touch my nose when I'm lying

  • F4PTR
    F4PTR Hace 5 horas

    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 Hace 6 horas


  • Kevin Richards
    Kevin Richards Hace 6 horas

    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 Hace 6 horas

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

  • Georgina Toland
    Georgina Toland Hace 6 horas

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

  • Marie Campbell Dawson
    Marie Campbell Dawson Hace 7 horas

    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
    Marie Campbell Dawson Hace 7 horas

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

  • Heith Watkins
    Heith Watkins Hace 7 horas +1

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

  • Heith Watkins
    Heith Watkins Hace 7 horas +1

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

  • Nadia Subri
    Nadia Subri Hace 8 horas

    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 Hace 8 horas

    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 Hace 8 horas

    where did he say they carry flowers like that?

  • Hugh Manniti
    Hugh Manniti Hace 10 horas

    So don't play poker with the FBI

  • OverlordShamala
    OverlordShamala Hace 11 horas

    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 Hace 11 horas +1

    Rip autistic children if they meet him.

  • Tori futures
    Tori futures Hace 11 horas

    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 Hace 11 horas

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

  • Popcorn Moonshine
    Popcorn Moonshine Hace 12 horas

    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 Hace 12 horas

    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 Hace 12 horas +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 Hace 13 horas

    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 Hace 13 horas +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 Hace 14 horas

    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 Hace 14 horas

    that lady in the glasses rubs me the wrong way 😂

  • joynz1
    joynz1 Hace 15 horas

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

  • NoName
    NoName Hace 16 horas

    Mr. Wilhelm was in the FBI also!

  • Kristen D
    Kristen D Hace 16 horas +1

    "long conversations" delightful way to refer to torture.

  • SamBoy1135
    SamBoy1135 Hace 16 horas +1


  • ashzole
    ashzole Hace 17 horas

    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 Hace 17 horas

    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 Hace 17 horas

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

  • Jari Norvanto
    Jari Norvanto Hace 17 horas

    Very informative. Behavioural science.

  • nickvalentine
    nickvalentine Hace 17 horas

    "13:09 ,criminal scum!"

  • 337 337
    337 337 Hace 17 horas

    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 Hace 18 horas +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 Hace 18 horas


  • Roxanne M
    Roxanne M Hace 18 horas

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

  • Zlatan
    Zlatan Hace 18 horas

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

  • DEfan
    DEfan Hace 18 horas

    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 Hace 18 horas

    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
    Pearl Perlita Venegas Hace 18 horas

    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 Hace 18 horas +3

    FBI: ...guilty!

  • Miguel Burgos
    Miguel Burgos Hace 18 horas

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

  • Rosie W
    Rosie W Hace 19 horas

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

  • Shy Low X
    Shy Low X Hace 19 horas

    this video is about nice leather shoes i guess

  • BoOtY_QuEeF 9000
    BoOtY_QuEeF 9000 Hace 20 horas +1

    5:08 Yeah Jim Halpert does that one a lot

  • Kit Kat
    Kit Kat Hace 20 horas

    CIA AND FBI TERRORISTS talking lol

  • Kpop Eve
    Kpop Eve Hace 20 horas

    Here you go criminals. How not to get caught

  • Rakesh Kumar
    Rakesh Kumar Hace 20 horas

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

  • MartialSpiritDragon
    MartialSpiritDragon Hace 20 horas

    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 Hace 21 un hora

    Look at the flowers....

  • Jace Ditto
    Jace Ditto Hace 21 un hora +1

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

  • Edwa Oman
    Edwa Oman Hace 21 un hora

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

  • chefjohnwt
    chefjohnwt Hace 21 un hora

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

  • JSavic
    JSavic Hace 22 horas

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

  • JSavic
    JSavic Hace 22 horas

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

  • Paris Anderson
    Paris Anderson Hace 23 horas

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

  • Elise
    Elise Hace 23 horas +3

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

  • cole pinter
    cole pinter Hace 23 horas

    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 Hace 23 horas +1

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

  • Adele K
    Adele K Hace un día

    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 Hace un día

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

  • myastoleyourfood
    myastoleyourfood Hace un día

    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 Hace un día

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

    OLD SCHOOL Hace un día

    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 Hace un día

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

  • TheRoadDawg
    TheRoadDawg Hace un día

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

  • TheRoadDawg
    TheRoadDawg Hace un día

    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 Hace un día +2

    Thanks for helping me improve my perception management techniques!

  • SKM C
    SKM C Hace un día +1

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

  • Mf Miller
    Mf Miller Hace un día

    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 Hace un día

    what if i was just dumb?

  • You PTAs cunt Retard
    You PTAs cunt Retard Hace un día

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

  • Arc Sci
    Arc Sci Hace un día

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

  • T Stanton
    T Stanton Hace un día

    This why TV is dead

  • Ron Angel
    Ron Angel Hace un día

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

  • Adrian Davis
    Adrian Davis Hace un día

    Vegas, here I come!!

  • Aya S.
    Aya S. Hace un día


  • fade
    fade Hace un día

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

  • andrew gratton
    andrew gratton Hace un día +1


  • Richard Klerk
    Richard Klerk Hace un día

    What a shitload of crap..... sorry

  • Thomas Petersson
    Thomas Petersson Hace un día

    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 Hace un día +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 Hace un día

    Yada yada

  • Silver Husky
    Silver Husky Hace un día +2

    Me: checks my phone

    FBI: mam u moved ur lying

  • kierondec
    kierondec Hace un día

    So does Trump nonverbals say he's guilty?

  • Ananya Arora
    Ananya Arora Hace un día

    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 Hace un día


  • Róbert Nagy
    Róbert Nagy Hace un día

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

  • Robin Greenhow
    Robin Greenhow Hace un día

    Great content! He is very dapper! 🤗💕