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

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


  • 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

  • This is the guy you don’t want in your casino

  • why is he revealing this?

  • The FBI agent spying on me through my phone is sweating profusely. His body language tells me that mf got busted.

  • Every time he said "stop right there" I thought I was going to get tasered!

  • Did anyone else notice the girls shirt color changed at 11:32????

  • But it only works in your culture everybody has a diff. Body language that you can't manage to identify

  • Coughs FBI: You coughed.

  • The fbis moves are so smooth


  • Just for likes and comments you disclose FBI secrets .


  • 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


  • They will never know what I'm thinking, none of that's things fit me.

  • Well, this is very interesting.

  • Hah, nobody can read me. I have adhd

  • I just realized that the little mannequin dude moves and shows the body part that the dude is talking about😂

  • It’s mostly BS. Just a way to force probable cause. Never ever trust a fed. Only local LEO.

  • W.O.W.

  • I don't think in eastern Europe they keep flowers like that. It can be just personality of a person.

  • 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.

  • This guy is full of it lol

  • Watched Kelli in the Raw today, she was speaking of this exact thing along with HOW WE WRITE

  • Wait wtf I know someone at my school named Joe Navarro

  • What if you're just a very awkward person and do the poses that seem comfortable.

  • 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?! 🤔

  • 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.

  • I would hate to be his kids significant other meeting him for the first time

  • Well.. Botox is a game my forehead doesn't show crap.. lol

  • 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.

  • 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 😂🙈

  • Lol this is BS :D ...I doubt that he would conclude some posture successfully

  • Why does this have many views? Will people be able to read me now? I can’t leave my house anymore.

  • 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?

  • I really thanks the taxi that brought me here........I gain more..

  • Unless its a homegrown threat isnt it the CIA that investigate espionage?

  • *I taught him that...*

  • did anyone else try to assess the dude himself

  • autistic people cannot be outed through body language cause a lot if guilty mannerisms are normal for autistic people so we got em there

  • Nothing is scarier than a man in a suit

  • 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

  • Well hahaha I wear a hijab so you can’t see my hair and sometimes forehead

  • Most of what this guy's saying is almost common sense!!!!

  • I really want to read this book

  • I'm FBI agent now

  • His body language is telling me that this is just misinformation and subversion.

  • "Blink rate is about 8 times per minute." Proceeds to blink 8 times in 10 seconds.

  • 6:16 how to karen

  • What if you meet someone that doesn't do any of these expected actions?

  • He could win the world series of poker every year until the day he dies....He'll have more gold bracelets than lil wayne

  • This stuff if just common sense now I know if my misses is lying to me

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  • The Americans

  • 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

  • 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

  • thanks youtube recommendations, very cool!

  • So, Joe never really fired a shot? No gun battle ever? 😂😂 just body language? Come on, your are Agent.

  • I can detect deception through text messages

  • When being questioned by police keep your mouth shut....if he can keep you talking he will find out what he needs to know.

  • BS..!!

  • What happened if it

  • 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. 🤔🤭

  • This is a person with ADHDs’ nightmare

  • *Impersonating FBI agents eh?*

  • *Bullcrap.*

  • I feel like he is lying to us😒

  • Anyone else thinking of the flowers and the Three in inglorious basterds?

    • It was The german three and American three

    • mrbreede pretty sure it was two, wasn’t it?

  • 5:56 I HAD TO DO IT TO EM

  • 8:58 was so awkward and the lady in pink had such a hilarious response lol

  • Jack Burns is that you? 😂😂🤣

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  • forgets to wash hair police: he’s on drugs

  • 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

  • He used “I” quite a lot as if he was still trying to sell himself . Perhaps that is just an American communication style.

  • 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?

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