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

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  • 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"
    www.jnforensics.com/
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  • Roger Foxwell
    Roger Foxwell 14 hours ago

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

  • Mister Cool
    Mister Cool 14 hours ago

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

  • gei st
    gei st 16 hours ago +1

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

  • SCAPE
    SCAPE 16 hours ago

    Coughs
    FBI: You coughed.

  • milton milton
    milton milton 17 hours ago

    The fbis moves are so smooth

  • XxkillerslumberXx X
    XxkillerslumberXx X 18 hours ago

    FBI OPEN UP

  • Dancan wasaal
    Dancan wasaal 23 hours ago

    Just for likes and comments you disclose FBI secrets .

  • p n
    p n 23 hours ago

    THEREAFTER
    *IT EMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS*

  • Aanchal P.
    Aanchal P. Day 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 Day ago

    MY ANXIETY SCREAMS AT THIS

  • King
    King Day ago +1

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

  • CxlebClipx
    CxlebClipx Day ago

    Well, this is very interesting.

  • kookie krumble
    kookie krumble Day ago

    Hah, nobody can read me. I have adhd

  • Maisie J
    Maisie J Day 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 Day ago

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

  • Lawrence Shuda
    Lawrence Shuda Day ago

    W.O.W.

  • Aurelius
    Aurelius Day 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 Day 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 Day ago

    This guy is full of it lol

  • Brianna Brady
    Brianna Brady Day 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 Day ago

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

  • Christopher Bossio

    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 Day ago +1

    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
    Kayla Day ago

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

  • Kristi Shanks
    Kristi Shanks Day ago

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

  • Bob 357
    Bob 357 Day 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 Day 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
    Erik Klembara Day ago

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

  • Carlos Saravia
    Carlos Saravia Day ago +1

    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

  • XLhumptypalXXL
    XLhumptypalXXL Day ago

    why would a real FBI agent tell us these things hmm?

  • Banji Adeolaa
    Banji Adeolaa Day ago +1

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

  • adrian medina
    adrian medina Day ago

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

  • C I A
    C I A Day ago +1

    *I taught him that...*

  • Keshav Moudgil
    Keshav Moudgil Day ago

    did anyone else try to assess the dude himself

  • episode_iv
    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
    RP Productions Day ago

    Nothing is scarier than a man in a suit

  • moosak100
    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
    HeyAnna Day ago

    I really want to read this book

  • swarup kale
    swarup kale Day ago

    I'm FBI agent now

  • Cooter McKenna
    Cooter McKenna Day ago

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

  • Consider00
    Consider00 2 days ago

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

  • justinn wong
    justinn wong 2 days ago

    6:16 how to karen

  • Sparky Me
    Sparky Me 2 days ago

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

  • Trenton Ghorley
    Trenton Ghorley 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

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

  • Iniubong Essien Nkanga
    Iniubong Essien Nkanga 2 days ago +1

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  • Nate Thompson
    Nate Thompson 2 days ago

    The Americans

  • The Justice
    The Justice 2 days ago +3

    Just remember that every thing has an exception.

  • BrianByonVEVO
    BrianByonVEVO 2 days ago

    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 2 days 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

  • BrianByonVEVO
    BrianByonVEVO 2 days ago

    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
    Chocolate Milk 2 days ago

    thanks youtube recommendations,
    very cool!

  • Tajudin Atal
    Tajudin Atal 2 days ago

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

  • Tatiana Cènclare
    Tatiana Cènclare 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    BS..!!

  • Donald Kelly
    Donald Kelly 2 days ago

    What happened if it

  • Kash 75
    Kash 75 2 days ago +1

    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?*

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    *Bullcrap.*

  • purpleand yellow
    purpleand yellow 2 days ago

    I feel like he is lying to us😒

  • mrbreede
    mrbreede 2 days ago +1

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

    • mrbreede
      mrbreede Day ago

      It was The german three and American three

    • Chris Battrick
      Chris Battrick 2 days ago

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

  • Nick Roche'
    Nick Roche' 2 days ago

    5:56 I HAD TO DO IT TO EM

  • Cody Elliott
    Cody Elliott 2 days 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

    A Quote about "A Mover of the Movers"
    Excerpt of Disciples of Fortune
    ...The world gets blessed every now and then with unique souls who though burdened by their invisible crosses, still have the extraordinary strength to forge ahead in life and give others a helping hand at the same time. Despite their tribulations, most people think they are fine. Even when the weight of their crosses become unbearable, even when they proceed in a breathless manner, we still have a hard time understanding that they are drowning. In fact, we even condemn them for failing to sacrifice more...”

  • rachel smith
    rachel smith 2 days ago

    forgets to wash hair



    police: he’s on drugs

  • Ginger
    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?