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

  • Published on May 21, 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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Comments • 26 964

  • lil mee
    lil mee 9 minutes ago

    All of Europe carry the flowers hanging down. Fat chance, he was eastern European.

  • Alfredo Jimenez
    Alfredo Jimenez 11 minutes ago

    G 14 classified

  • Sislertx
    Sislertx Hour ago



  • Captain Cassidy
    Captain Cassidy Hour ago

    RIP autistic/ADHD folks

  • Kazteki
    Kazteki 2 hours ago

    After just watching a star wars duel video, I thought the thumbnail had the two people wielding lightsabers

  • shawna dee
    shawna dee 2 hours ago +1

    Many taro readers and psychics are really good at reading body language , so much that they appear to be "psychic", people are constantly relaying information nonverbally

  • Karen Presley
    Karen Presley 2 hours ago

    I don’t know about all that...I just like his 👞 ‘s 😁

  • SenpaiDentai
    SenpaiDentai 2 hours ago

    Thanks, I will be carrying my flowers in American style now comrade.

  • Greg Marsh
    Greg Marsh 3 hours ago

    How do this traits change in a nudist resort?

  • Nick Brito
    Nick Brito 3 hours ago

    Now all the spies, criminals ect. are going to have a masterplan next time they want to do something bad

  • Ed Lobo
    Ed Lobo 3 hours ago


  • Vaine Vakalalabure
    Vaine Vakalalabure 3 hours ago

    me: makes eye contact
    him: she's still single.

  • UserDarren
    UserDarren 4 hours ago

    Me:Talks to my crush
    Crush starts shifting her arms a lot
    *Mr.Lonley Starts playing in the backround*

  • themori3
    themori3 4 hours ago

    Good thing there's Botox and visine.

  • Mikaiel Ahki
    Mikaiel Ahki 4 hours ago

    he is guilty.

  • Camping
    Camping 4 hours ago

    He should teach aviation schools these tricks because we still can't figure out who is terrorist and who is not after we keep training arabs by dozens

  • Joe Hinrichs
    Joe Hinrichs 4 hours ago

    Can we get him to interview hunter Biden?

  • OP
    OP 4 hours ago

    Kateesha is a FAT slob.

  • stektirade
    stektirade 5 hours ago

    Why do they hold flowers upside down in eastern europe?

  • Brian Harris
    Brian Harris 5 hours ago

    F the FBI. You cant trust them.

  • Ben Beneaner
    Ben Beneaner 5 hours ago

    I want this ti be a show omg. Like i could sit down for hours and watch this dude talk and explain peoples behaviourz wow :0

    • PHEnomenon
      PHEnomenon 48 minutes ago

      Theres a show somewhat similar to this called Lie To Me.

  • Norm Tijerino
    Norm Tijerino 5 hours ago

    All this applies to ur average person trained educated people can easily hide tells

  • Norm Tijerino
    Norm Tijerino 5 hours ago

    U cant catch a good liar

  • Carsian
    Carsian 5 hours ago

    I don't think I've ever felt more self-conscious after watching a video before.

  • n7eet
    n7eet 5 hours ago

    Which way was Bin Laden holding the flowers?

  • Drew Daubert
    Drew Daubert 5 hours ago

    This is some boring theories - about as foolproof as "The Magic Eight Ball".

  • Jack Bonney
    Jack Bonney 5 hours ago


  • L0nN13
    L0nN13 6 hours ago

    You tried to milk him didn't you Focker!

  • Tyrone Price
    Tyrone Price 7 hours ago +2

    FBI Joel knows his intelligence on body Ianguage.

  • Greg Warner
    Greg Warner 7 hours ago

    This sounds like a primary text for actors. Most of acting is using verbal language. Spies should go to acting school as part of their training.


    A lil FYI always wear your sunglasses in public so they can see how many times you blink.


    Tomorrow when I go out in public I'm gonna be paranoid , thinking I look suspicious. Lol

  • RealMedia Septem
    RealMedia Septem 7 hours ago

    Now i hate flowers 😡

  • B L
    B L 8 hours ago

    None of this is scientific.

  • Donald Leger
    Donald Leger 8 hours ago

    sick sick sick this poor man

  • Itchy Tooth.
    Itchy Tooth. 9 hours ago

    So basically......... Thought Police!

  • John McVay
    John McVay 9 hours ago +1

    This is pseudoscience nonsense. This is why innocent people go to prison every year.

  • CrowPiper
    CrowPiper 9 hours ago

    wow i literally just finished his book yesterday and i get recommended this lol

  • Anti Modz
    Anti Modz 9 hours ago

    Ok now I'm dress like a white person but realistically I'm a black man

  • nanabuh 71
    nanabuh 71 10 hours ago

    This probably fits most of the time. And then you have a few of us with muscle movement disorders like mine, cervical dystonia. And we are constantly trying to figure out a sensory trick, touching the side of your neck or forehead or chin or throat etc, that will calm our involuntary muscle movements down.

  • Paul Grae
    Paul Grae 10 hours ago

    I read his wife's body language . Yeah she liked it.

  • RhondaG Designs
    RhondaG Designs 10 hours ago

    Your telling liars thieves cheaters exc what not to do. How to lie through body language. You know. This is interesting though.

  • hphoto
    hphoto 10 hours ago +1

    Reading his body language, I reckon he's trying to sell his book because he's gambled his FBI pension away 😁

  • Shaky Grey
    Shaky Grey 10 hours ago

    Are we not talking about the girl's shirt changing color when playing poker?

  • KLeM Aviation
    KLeM Aviation 11 hours ago +1

    Me: Walks weirdly

  • Peter
    Peter 11 hours ago +2

    Imagine if you're trying to date his daughter.. 💀

  • Brent Ellison
    Brent Ellison 11 hours ago

    Back to Boxing.

  • Esperanza Fassbender
    Esperanza Fassbender 11 hours ago +1

    Who else was trying to read the agents body language

  • John Lumpkin
    John Lumpkin 11 hours ago

    I can tell by your body language Joe that you are full of crap

  • Julie Mitchell
    Julie Mitchell 12 hours ago


  • BR5499a
    BR5499a 12 hours ago

    Some is mumbo jumbo think. I often cross my arm to tuck in my hands which are almost always cold.

  • Phoenican *playz*
    Phoenican *playz* 13 hours ago

    3:25 ...apparently i'm an eastern european :O

  • BambiMambi BambiMambi
    BambiMambi BambiMambi 13 hours ago

    the american way to carry flowers is stupid, what a surprise

  • kjatexas
    kjatexas 15 hours ago +2

    So now, after watching this video, we can be paranoid about every movement of our bodies. :-)

  • Shadow2033
    Shadow2033 15 hours ago

    what does it mean if I swing my peanis round round when I whip it out? its been more than 10 yrs?

  • clean blacc sneakas
    clean blacc sneakas 15 hours ago


  • BT Z
    BT Z 15 hours ago

    What about the case recently with Heidi Broussard who was at first thought missing? Her fiancé gave an interview and red flags were raised left and right. Everyone thought he was lying and killed her because how he acted. Come to find out later, yes she was dead but it was her friend. Shave has nothing to do with it and eventually cleared. Body motion is more like a theory then factual

  • Jasmine x
    Jasmine x 15 hours ago

    Is it just me or does the hot Asian dude have a hickey?

  • Napili54
    Napili54 15 hours ago +1

    We don't have to read body language on fbi, We know they are a bunch of lying F**KING PRICKS.

  • Chairman of the Board
    Chairman of the Board 15 hours ago

    Is this guy the father of the legendary guitarist Dave Navrro?