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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    1. J A

      In at 3:10 Flower Power.

    2. J Oakley

      He's just trying to sell his book

    3. sirhana

      his pose if about sick spine, pain in butt and legs.

    4. Sebastian Leonard Dima

      I read his book years ago!!! Such an awesome book!

    5. HowYesNo

      What a joke! In East Europe (and probably in every other part of the World) everybody hold flowers up!

    6. Now what the hell do I put here? I ship frerard

      Me: _takes a step with the left foot first_ FBI: THIS GUY'S A RUSSIAN SPY

    7. Kike Bautista

      In my country you kiss in both cheeks when meeting someone. You cant get more close to a stranger in a first meeting lol.

    8. Bryant Vick

      Me: sips tea with pinky out Him: he’s a British spy, where did you hide the bomb

    9. Bryant Vick

      Secret service is cooler

    10. DoeEyedFaun

      Some people are just nervous by nature. I have a hard time looking anyone in the eye while talking to them. That doesn’t mean I’m a spy it means I’m uncomfortable.

    11. MrKhronics


    12. Virasman

      Do more!

    13. Carlos Mejia

      🔊 Thanks... I'm applying this right away on my wife...

    14. Amir H

      That scene in inglorious basterds when you order booze with the wrong three fingers....

    15. Xelanderthomas

      Wow, I have sleep apnea. I rarely get enough sleep as I should. I hope this guy never has to question me. LOL

    16. Radford Healsworth

      Chickens clucking

    17. Radford Healsworth

      Humans are lowsy at detecting deception eh!🧐

    18. DimensionVisitor

      They carry flowers like that in Holland and they're not spies...not all of them.

    19. Aaron Lowe

      You don't need to be taught this stuff. It's common sense. I guess the only thing that isn't common sense is how to verbalise what you see in an objective way that other people can understand.

    20. bxt.ch_

      *I'm loving these comments*

    21. Itija Gorelick

      Me: *sneezes* FBI: "AHA! You killed Richard the florist!"

    22. Grand Ace

      Me: born black Him: Yup, he’s up to something

      1. bxt.ch_


    23. Armin Prnjavorac

      George Carlin: Government doesn´t kill people, they "neutralize" them

    24. Mr. Caligos

      Body language aint real. Just a propaganda for labile slaves.

    25. Alex Fraser

      Bogus lies... If we are lousy at deception how the F!! Does this man have a job LMAO

      1. Mahzabin Naruse

        He said we, humans, are lousy at detecting deception not lousy at deception.

    26. Tzar Boris III

      Me: takes a step Him: you’re going through a divorce and she gets the kids

    27. blossom

      “Crossing your arms is like a self hug” Me: *cries in lonely while crossing my arms*

    28. Landon Thomas

      Similitudes. I love that new word I've never heard before.

    29. Bart Peters

      He’s lying.

    30. Alex Lim

      So flowers guy, probably dead now? Lol

    31. MyessYallyah Americus

      there is no way that i can survive if they don't pay me the money they owe me

    32. Asperger Peddler


    33. A European Guy

      tips to avoid getting caught by fbi .*mp4*

    34. TinkDayzeepetal


    35. Jeff V

      Crossing your arms is a defensive posture during an interrogation when someone is feeling the pressure. Some people cross their arms to be comfortable. I look for changes during an interrogation outside the norm of their normal behavior. I've seen people turn their whole body in the chair when I make a soft accusation, then I know they're breaking. One woman started smiling all of a sudden, one guy sat up and put his shoulders back trying to look confident. They like to drink water, or yawn/cough to give themselves a moment to make something up. Also looking up to the left or right doesn't mean anything, everyone is different.

    36. Jeff V

      Everyone who watched this, now thinks they're an expert.

    37. selective outrage

      Nice to know that Keanu Reeves isn't lying in interviews. He always touches his mouth and chin. If it means self soothing, he is probably nervous

      1. Daniel Cortez

        selective outrage whats the difference between fbi agent and a cia agent?

    38. Ντέρεκ Uzel

      Me: forgot to tip FBI: Russian targeted

    39. kalbs89

      Learned this as 35 mike

    40. malvarez1991

      what if you got weird body ticks and twitches tho and a voice in your head that occasionally takes over your body?

    41. balakumar9

      Are they paid actors??

    42. Noodle

      *now I have an idea on how to give off the wrong signs*

    43. Martin Tramil

      One thing I noticed: Zero black males in this video....hhmm I wonder what that "says" Mr. FBI man, just saying.

    44. Hannah

      women with botox be like: he he he i have a poker body

    45. Crystal Dream Animates

      Tbh some times reading body language is like wrong. Like I was taught the sit with my legs crossed and one time while i was sitting in the car I felt clam and ya know, normal. But them my mom was like "why are you mad". I wasnt mad and like hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    46. Wolfs Edg3

      Very lengthy conversations... He had trouble speaking after we removed his tongue and his half of his fingers but eventually we found out what we wanted to know.

    47. Apples. that is all

      FBI agent: *spends years learning how to catch spies by the way they hold flowers* FBI Agent afterwards: *is poker mastermind*

    48. Aniyah L.

      everybody on here making a mockery out of what hes saying, but not realizing that hes saying the truth

    49. M Kupcha

      I move in a lot of weird ways and now I feel like I'm gonna get arrested

    50. T Mia

      Long story short...DON'T DO BAD THINGS...AND LAWYER UP!

    51. Keith Brandson

      "You're with the FBI?"Yes."Then I know everything you say is a lie." The FBI and the CIA are the biggest enemies of the American people on the planet. Pure evil run by the antichrist and his system.

    52. Encoder Fashion

      Thanks that’s very interesting information👌💕

    53. David W HENRY


    54. Dan Danieks

      He was nervous during His presentation with his gestures

    55. Rodrick Wimberly

      Plot twist: The camera man was studying the agents body language

    56. Dan R

      I bought flowers 2weeks ago and carried them out upside down 😬

    57. Paco Hantos

      If WE are using fair technology and technical wonderworks to further us and the world in and around our room called earth, then No one must or has to lie!

    58. BP Lup

      Me shifting in my seat Him: "Obviously you regret most of your life decisions, wish you hadn't given up on your high school girl friend and pursued higher goals. Now you're too insecure to commit to any kind of serious emotional relationship. Also you're a Mossad agent."

    59. Carina Lastname

      Did anybody else do all the movements when he mentioned them?

    60. LSU615

      What does it mean when my wife gives me the bird and punches me in the face?

    61. Addik Otter

      This is why i have a "autistic adult"warning on my car, i don't want to be shot for not doing something i didn't know i was supposed to be doing

    62. Master of the Universe

      So many ads. I won't come back.

      1. Angela F.

        Buy DE-news premium, no ads ever 😊

    63. Satanlovesmilkk

      Me: *has ADHD* Him: this man is very suspicious

      1. Mr. Caligos

        ADHD doesn't exist nor anything written in psychology

    64. Master of the Universe

      So no one is going analyze him.

    65. Thea Atanasova

      He is right about the flowers. We carry them that way in Eastern Europe to preserve them.

    66. The I

      This is fake.

    67. pr0xZen

      Never underestimate regional or national culture aspects. Although, to to start realizing what they are, you need to expose yourself to other cultures. Until you experience and observe the differences, things are "just a thing you do".

    68. that general guy from full metal jacket


    69. Bill A

      It's also amusing when someone attempts to use reverse psychology and you are there to tell them everything, and they think they were successful. Can you tell when someone uses reverse psychology?

    70. Bill A

      Loss prevention people are very obvious.

    71. Bill A

      Level, stature, ranking and position can make all the difference in how one reacts toward someone.

    72. Kabyashree Pathak

      I feel so dumb. Sigh

    73. cam carlson

      joe: when we like things, we move our hands forward. when we don’t like things, we move them back me: well that explains why my hands are always back in school

    74. The Hat-er Bros

      Imagine for aa living watching how people move there thumbs

    75. Bill A

      Much of this is not gospel. I had a pathological liar whom I did not believe, and he once proved me wrong.

    76. The Hat-er Bros

      Me : Calls a friend Fbi agent : AHA so when you exchanging your drugs

    77. Linda Lacombe

      This was a very interesting video and I enjoyed it a lot. I’m going to investigate further into none verbal communication.

    78. Sebastian Brinkmann

      Wow, so progressive that there was not a single white male. I wonder (((who))) shot this video.

    79. Tay Kim Yang

      When it's my turn to do the dishes 5:10

    80. Gary Coolboobs

      What if I always touch my face when I talk to people?

    81. MakeupMaven89

      He pointed out the mannerisms during the poker game, but didn't tell us what they conveyed in terms of the game. When do I raise and when do I fold?!!?!?

    82. VladoTraceur

      I like how he sits with his legs crossed below the chair and is holding his fingers, and in other cut he is in starting position, so he is not very comfortable to sit there, and he would like to get away

    83. Štefan Hnát

      I would love to have a longer version of this video. More cases and examples more of the man perspective. It really makes me feel better about understanding my own nature of expressions and others as well. Really would love to see more. Do you guys know about anything of similar quality?

    84. Bill Nelson

      Wow, all of the functions he speaks of certainly sound like CIA functions. What happened to the wall of China?

    85. MrSerendipity01

      This guy would need to give his assessment of Kate and Gerry McCann.

    86. Garrett Wilson

      If you have very lengthy conversations with anyone they will eventually say what you want to hear, whether it's fatigue, annoyance whatever. Lengthy conversations are not for good confessions

    87. Joseph Marino

      The FBI is watching me through DE-news or God bless them😉😉

    88. Xander Guldie

      3:30: I have a very hard time believing they caught a spy with that. I also carry them like that because I happen to know its better for the flowers. So it's either luck or they had other methods to persuade him to confess.

    89. blacksheep7198

      Oh, he has a book to sale....

    90. Thomas Smith

      All designed to put pressure on people to make it easier for them to put you in a state of fear.

    91. captain5104

      Yet, woman would carry flowers upright to admire their beauty and fragrance.

    92. Ross G

      This is not a hard science. This fellow speaks as though he is explaining chemistry. For the most part it is largely nonsense. Folk psychology at best.

    93. The meme is dead now. Stop trying to be funny

    94. Blazing Rose

      I've never understood why people need body language tutorials. It's so raw and instinctive that we should all master it naturally--both reading others and being aware of our own.

    95. O01X

      Bullsht XD

    96. Perky Pinky

      Just have to say there's not specific way us Europeans hold flowers surprisingly 😂👌

    97. D F

      we have 13 big anatomical joints - and much more gestures. So one gesture can mean many things ; ))

    98. Patricia Nield

      I wonder what is brown shoes with a grey suit says about him :)

    99. BlackJaGuar

      Me: scratching my butt FBI Agent: i needs to know all the informations about that man

    100. Matin _T

      so useful thank u 👏👏👏