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


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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  • MacePhotography


    Vor 12 Minuten

    His lips are moving. He is trying to sell a book!

  • Rahmath kakkot kallery

    Rahmath kakkot kallery

    Vor 36 Minuten

    6:52 him:"if you withdraw you legs that means you are threatened" Also him *Quickly withdraws legs

  • lemmieatit


    Vor 53 Minuten

    SON: “Dad I cut school today.” FBI GUY: “You’re lying! You were never in school today.”

  • Reiko Rocket

    Reiko Rocket

    Vor 56 Minuten

    Pretty cool

  • Technology Under Skin

    Technology Under Skin

    Vor Stunde

    A Brain In Box ,,,,Ein Gehirn im Kasten !!!!

  • Didi Dana

    Didi Dana

    Vor 2 Stunden

    He held the flowers facing down???? What a weirdo

  • Barry A

    Barry A

    Vor 2 Stunden

    I don't watch this type of videos to read someone I watch them to move so nobody could read me

  • Abdullah Nawaz

    Abdullah Nawaz

    Vor 2 Stunden

    A person teaching us " How to Read Body Language" whose legs are shaking continuously

  • Fathimah Adzkiya Nidaulhaq

    Fathimah Adzkiya Nidaulhaq

    Vor 4 Stunden

    👍 thank you DEdownload, thank you for give me this video in my recommendation

  • Chelsea Hanson

    Chelsea Hanson

    Vor 5 Stunden

    Him: We humans are lousy at detecting deception. Me: Cool, I'm not the only one 😅

  • Chinmay Upadhye

    Chinmay Upadhye

    Vor 5 Stunden

    The lady changed her shirt during the poker video. Has anyone else noticed ?

  • Max Soroka

    Max Soroka

    Vor 5 Stunden

    What about me, if i like clothing like in Aiden Pearce : brown leather coat vs high collar.

  • Lyndsy Carson

    Lyndsy Carson

    Vor 6 Stunden

    I love these videos 👍🌈👐

  • Teri A

    Teri A

    Vor 6 Stunden

    very figity this man is.

  • moto moto !?

    moto moto !?

    Vor 7 Stunden

    3:14 what if he did that on purpose?... He might be an agent and doesn't want to get caught

  • moto moto !?

    moto moto !?

    Vor 7 Stunden

    FBI: i'm a secret organization wired: hold my agents

  • Creven Devoss

    Creven Devoss

    Vor 7 Stunden

    Hehe let's see how confused we can make people or at the very least make people think for a moment so my question is how do we know that any of this is true? How do we know that it is not the government trying to make us doubt things we learned for years bc too many ordinary people had experience in reading others' body language so it was harder for them to do their job? Would this be the first time the government put false information out to the public under the guise of transparency? Just trying to confuse them? Or is this actually true and I am the one incorrect in my assumptions? I did say I wanted to try to confuse others inn the beginning of this post was I saying that bc I legitimately wanted to throw a smokescreen up or did I mean I intended to confuse people who are only sheep blindly following everything they are told by the government? I can assure you that it was not my intention to as they say troll but the problem is would you believe me? Who is just a nobody an average Joe with questions on many things? the law does not prohibit agents lying to you. Federal agents can deceive you, lie to you, trick you, and misrepresent the truth. In fact, they will. It’s part of their training and part of how they draw interviewees into a conversation

  • Sonia Joubert

    Sonia Joubert

    Vor 7 Stunden

    So how will he know I'm South African? Maybe cause I don't like beef jerkey? Hahaha! Biltong rules!!

  • When Grapes Pop

    When Grapes Pop

    Vor 8 Stunden

    7:54 “I know your blink rate is about eight times a minute” *blinks ten times*

  • When Grapes Pop

    When Grapes Pop

    Vor 8 Stunden

    I hold flowers upside down, because I was taught that the flowers last longer if I do, as it is able to keep its water for a longer period.

  • Khadijah Brown

    Khadijah Brown

    Vor 8 Stunden

    When they shake hands and don't want to let go.

  • Khadijah Brown

    Khadijah Brown

    Vor 8 Stunden

    I am an American woman Convert to Islam and wear all the stuff. No one gives me trouble.

  • Asians 4 Trump 2020

    Asians 4 Trump 2020

    Vor 8 Stunden

    How do I tell of they are jew

  • Only from a distance

    Only from a distance

    Vor 9 Stunden

    Watch this guy's feet. He even tells you how feet can give indication of deceit....

  • Nic Mic

    Nic Mic

    Vor 10 Stunden

    I think I have even less information on body language now.

  • Mateus Oliveira

    Mateus Oliveira

    Vor 10 Stunden

    Agent itself sounds so nervous all the time wtf 😂

  • Mateus Oliveira

    Mateus Oliveira

    Vor 10 Stunden

    Shaking your legs while sitting generally means that you are either: impatient, mad or anxious. Either way in the majority of the cases means that something's is definitively going on in your head which is making you restless and constantly in movement

  • Jeff W.

    Jeff W.

    Vor 11 Stunden

    my head tilts naturally when i think it's straight, when i make it straight it feels tilted.

  • Sarsaparilla


    Vor 11 Stunden

    Him: Yeah we can tell a lot based on your facial movements People with tourette's:

  • oVeXeRo


    Vor 11 Stunden

    By the way, as an Ukrainian, I felt that the flower thing was really cool. He knew the foreign culture well enough to even notice that tiny detail! In here almost everyone is carying flowers like that, but to know that, while living in USA, and to be able use it in that situation... It's just fascinating!

  • leeoh moon

    leeoh moon

    Vor 13 Stunden

    these comments ME: bla bla bla FBI: bla bla bla are getting f...g annoying, why you don`t comment on this guy great gift of reading body language,,,,so old tired and disrespectful

  • 20x20Ghost


    Vor 13 Stunden

    what did my plant say

  • 20x20Ghost


    Vor 13 Stunden

    everything on the earth is transmitting color and sound are nothing but frequency

  • 20x20Ghost


    Vor 13 Stunden

    teach the enemy buddy a true genius

  • Adam Edge Copeland

    Adam Edge Copeland

    Vor 13 Stunden

    FBI agent when I look in another way: YOU KILLED A MAN Me, covered in blood: How did you know????

  • Jasmine Tran

    Jasmine Tran

    Vor 14 Stunden

    He would destroy us all in a game of bs

  • jaryanis


    Vor 14 Stunden

    FBI: you just rubbed your tongue in your cheek,,,you killed them me: i-i just cut myself with my braces

  • Paige Allen

    Paige Allen

    Vor 14 Stunden

    Have fun and mess up the nonverbal cues with some ASL thrown in to the mix.

  • topkhani


    Vor 15 Stunden

    Yeah, this was the guy who prevented 911 b y catching 19 Suadi Arabs who were trying to learnt to fly without learning takeoffs or landings...

  • Mein Mein

    Mein Mein

    Vor 15 Stunden

    12:44 *Is that a fetish you got there?*

  • Yousef Jeddi

    Yousef Jeddi

    Vor 16 Stunden

    Me: Makes scrambled eggs and soils trousers FBI Agent: Stay out of my personal life

  • Blu3_ fish

    Blu3_ fish

    Vor 17 Stunden

    This man is Sherlock Holmes.

  • xaviar detach

    xaviar detach

    Vor 17 Stunden

    Well agent man, most of this is true, of course u r making referring to the Ant colony, everyday people, which are easy to spot, bust, and manipulate, which your organization does...How do I know? My old mentor was bureau when sessions was in, so although u are basically correct, u r in error not point out who is the most easy to "Read" , and Professionals Sunshine, are not easy to read because often times, their training is at par with yours or better... Dismissed kiddo...

  • Joscelyn Lopez

    Joscelyn Lopez

    Vor 17 Stunden

    Now my anxiety has anxiety

  • Perri Sams

    Perri Sams

    Vor 17 Stunden

    I fidget constantly

  • Semyon Galtsev

    Semyon Galtsev

    Vor 18 Stunden

    Mythbusting was cool, but then he went into overconfident assumptions and kinda ruined it.

  • AudieHolland


    Vor 18 Stunden

    Let's check his blink rate while we run 20,000 Volts through him.

  • KageTrauma


    Vor 18 Stunden

    *can read peoples body language;can't track down pedophile rings*

  • Eliot JESSE Oze

    Eliot JESSE Oze

    Vor 18 Stunden

    Do better.

  • cibetka76


    Vor 19 Stunden

    Its all interesting and fun, but it comes down to they have no idea who is lying and who is not :P

  • i Rahat

    i Rahat

    Vor 19 Stunden

    Me:Shakes his hand. Him:So your a Virgin amd lives in your mothers Basement at 24 yrs old and blood group B+,With high cholestrol level and Potenttial dibetic Patient and yours only GF broke up with you and your An Otaku and WEEB and Samurai Champloo is your favourite.

  • Osva Ortega

    Osva Ortega

    Vor 19 Stunden

    I learned alot dope video

  • Choxolet yo

    Choxolet yo

    Vor 20 Stunden

    WAS an fbi agent he now works for the Russian mafia level 100 boss for 20 years

  • Emma kitty cat

    Emma kitty cat

    Vor 20 Stunden

    Im told by my friends that if I agree with something I will exadurate my blinking without realizing

  • Elise Cooper

    Elise Cooper

    Vor 20 Stunden

    All the thumbs down are the criminals been caught.

  • Ya Boi Diglett thank you pewdiepie

    Ya Boi Diglett thank you pewdiepie

    Vor 21 Stunde

    Yeah let's tell the whole world about our secret

  • Joseph Lapez

    Joseph Lapez

    Vor 21 Stunde

    FBI: Approaching subjects door, proceeding to look through peep hole. Me: Who's eyeball is that looking through my peephole. FBI: Pervert

  • Joseph Lapez

    Joseph Lapez

    Vor 21 Stunde

    These comments are amazing 😂

  • Michael P

    Michael P

    Vor 21 Stunde

    this guy is pretty much first on all party invite list.

  • TheLegend27


    Vor 22 Stunden

    Jokes on you I lean sideways because of my hip and back problems

  • Melissa Allen

    Melissa Allen

    Vor 22 Stunden

    Me: shakes hands with him Him: you have a crush on me

  • maiarG 24

    maiarG 24

    Vor 23 Stunden

    ..hmmm shirlock-y..but sometimes holmes get it so wrong too lol.

  • I'm Not So Creative

    I'm Not So Creative

    Vor Tag

    i have never seen anyone carry flowers upside down?

  • the springthunderboxer

    the springthunderboxer

    Vor Tag

    this is basically looking at people and saying they are lying because you said so kind of like how white people made air port screening makes everything you do suspicious according to white people...if clean shaven you are suspicious if you have a beard your suspicious, lots of luggage suspicious a little luggage suspicious, too cooperative suspicious not cooperative suspicious the list goes on with contradictions

  • chiccachannel


    Vor Tag

    The flowers???? Geee..., that's crap! In Italy we do that thing of bringing them around upside down in order to keep them fresh, especially if they are very long flowers, so they don't sag!

  • secrekt


    Vor Tag

    Fbi open up

  • Scott Gastineau

    Scott Gastineau

    Vor Tag

    Phrenology was dismissed as qwackery in the early 20th Century. Hand Writing analysis (at least as a method of diagnosing personality) didn't get recognized as qwackery until the late 20th Century. How long will it be before we decide that Nonverbals are the same unreliable nonsense?

  • mikeyb byekim

    mikeyb byekim

    Vor Tag

    1:15 the crossing arm's thing, I wish everyone knew that

  • God Help me

    God Help me

    Vor Tag

    Eastern european comes to the USA Fbi: It's a SPY

  • Skysoft Ent.

    Skysoft Ent.

    Vor Tag

    Ha jokes on you I'm a super introverted weirdo and 90% of these things I have the same reaction to

  • Shucks


    Vor Tag


  • Coley E-5

    Coley E-5

    Vor Tag


  • Fura Faolox

    Fura Faolox

    Vor Tag

    Well, now I know how to lie better.

  • Ruach Kodesh

    Ruach Kodesh

    Vor Tag

    So we should have our necks tilted at all times to appear as law abiding citizens? I'm transmitting this guy is full of sh#t.

  • Malik Butler

    Malik Butler

    Vor Tag

    Me: blinks FBI: AHAH! You're a spy! Me: WTF

  • Gody P

    Gody P

    Vor Tag

    Sounds like a bunch of bogus

  • Seaworth


    Vor Tag

    His body language says “buy my book”

  • Eric Bullis

    Eric Bullis

    Vor Tag

    Did you hear that perverted motherfuker he looks through peepholes I catch you looking through my door I'm going to take a pen and shove it through the f****** door right into your eye again like I said Federal body inspectors there are always touchy feely probably when it comes to a little kids as well no wonder why the Democrats want more and more children to cross the border and Trump's trying to shut that s*** down he's actually trying to protect the kids the FBI is the head of the pizzagate just like Hillary I mean Trump did say he was trying to shut down that flesh pedaling trade and the Democrats wanted to come on In

  • Melissa Stephan

    Melissa Stephan

    Vor Tag

    I'm constantly anxious af I hope I never get mistaken for a spy just because I have a wiggly leg and chew on my lip 😂😂

  • Dat_Gay_Boi


    Vor Tag

    "He grabbed his shoulder because he was uncomfortable" *me with chronic shoulder pain slowly lowering my hand*

  • Dat_Gay_Boi


    Vor Tag

    "We self soothe in public but rarely in private" *me hugging myself in private in my dark bedroom:* right no of course

  • Rossy Sánchez

    Rossy Sánchez

    Vor Tag

    Yep, learned all these stuff with Patrick Jane 😂



    Vor Tag

    He could probably explain how to eavesdrop on private phone conversations as well

  • Danni jensen

    Danni jensen

    Vor Tag

    i carry flowers like that :P its less rough on the flowers

  • smiler


    Vor Tag

    Love the self soothing observation. I never felt that I was blocking when I crossed my arms.

  • bio.


    Vor Tag

    dude i got chills about that flower holding thing.. like i though everyone held it facing down??

  • Jullian J Waleleng

    Jullian J Waleleng

    Vor Tag

    Me : **Crosses my feet and feeling very relaxed** FBI : Do you feel anger?! Hate? He was bleeding...

  • Broken Cage

    Broken Cage

    Vor Tag

    I wish youtube auto play would quit showing me this!!

  • fatty mcBatty

    fatty mcBatty

    Vor Tag

    must be nice to cross your arms :(

  • LJ Marzula

    LJ Marzula

    Vor Tag

    So I had to be the one to ask, but what if you scratch your balls?

  • jessy cambridge

    jessy cambridge

    Vor Tag

    After this he got shot. Too much info leaked.

  • Potato Chip

    Potato Chip

    Vor Tag

    Why does every comment have a bunch a likes

  • Red The Beard

    Red The Beard

    Vor Tag

    Wtf is up with these dumbass comments, get some originality sheeple.

  • steve2275


    Vor Tag

    6:53 lovely double black 13:06 tom arnold? LOL

  • Bi And ready to cry

    Bi And ready to cry

    Vor Tag

    Me: *dresses in skirt and oversized hoodie* Him: insecure but wants to be a cool kid

  • Bryn Zip

    Bryn Zip

    Vor Tag

    I’m now thinking about blinking, now I’m blinking a lot. Argh!!

  • Spasoje Kulasevic

    Spasoje Kulasevic

    Vor Tag

    Oh wow



    Vor Tag

    Me: *scratches my nose* FBI: we've found him!

  • Suzy E

    Suzy E

    Vor Tag

    sometimes i cross my arms just to rest my hands. sometimes this stuff doesnt have a deeper meaning, its comfortable

  • Robert Hartley

    Robert Hartley

    Vor Tag

    This is what it looks like to have expertise in Insight (Wisdom) checks.

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