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

  • Am 21 Mai 2019 veröffentlicht
  • 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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  • Armin Prnjavorac
    Armin Prnjavorac Vor 5 Stunden

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

  • Mr. Caligos
    Mr. Caligos Vor 5 Stunden

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

  • Alex Fraser
    Alex Fraser Vor 5 Stunden +1

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

  • Tzar Boris III
    Tzar Boris III Vor 5 Stunden

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

  • blossom
    blossom Vor 5 Stunden +1

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

  • Landon Thomas
    Landon Thomas Vor 6 Stunden

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

  • Bart Peters
    Bart Peters Vor 6 Stunden

    He’s lying.

  • Alex Lim
    Alex Lim Vor 6 Stunden

    So flowers guy, probably dead now? Lol

  • MyessYallyah Americus
    MyessYallyah Americus Vor 6 Stunden

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

  • Asperger Peddler
    Asperger Peddler Vor 6 Stunden


  • A European Guy
    A European Guy Vor 6 Stunden +1

    tips to avoid getting caught by fbi .*mp4*

  • TinkDayzeepetal
    TinkDayzeepetal Vor 6 Stunden


  • Jeff V
    Jeff V Vor 6 Stunden

    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.

  • Jeff V
    Jeff V Vor 6 Stunden

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

  • selective outrage
    selective outrage Vor 7 Stunden

    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

    • Daniel Cortez
      Daniel Cortez Vor 7 Stunden

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

  • Ντέρεκ Uzel
    Ντέρεκ Uzel Vor 7 Stunden +1

    Me: forgot to tip
    FBI: Russian targeted

  • kalbs89
    kalbs89 Vor 8 Stunden

    Learned this as 35 mike

  • malvarez1991
    malvarez1991 Vor 9 Stunden

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

  • balakumar9
    balakumar9 Vor 9 Stunden

    Are they paid actors??

  • Noodle
    Noodle Vor 9 Stunden

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

  • Martin Tramil
    Martin Tramil Vor 9 Stunden

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

  • Hannah
    Hannah Vor 10 Stunden

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

  • Crystal Dream Animates
    Crystal Dream Animates Vor 10 Stunden +1

    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

  • Wolfs Edg3
    Wolfs Edg3 Vor 10 Stunden

    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.

  • Apples. that is all
    Apples. that is all Vor 10 Stunden

    FBI agent: *spends years learning how to catch spies by the way they hold flowers*

    FBI Agent afterwards: *is poker mastermind*

  • Aniyah L.
    Aniyah L. Vor 11 Stunden

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

  • M Kupcha
    M Kupcha Vor 11 Stunden

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

  • T Mia
    T Mia Vor 11 Stunden

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

  • Keith Brandson
    Keith Brandson Vor 11 Stunden

    "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.

  • Encoder Fashion
    Encoder Fashion Vor 11 Stunden +1

    Thanks that’s very interesting information👌💕

  • David W HENRY
    David W HENRY Vor 12 Stunden


  • Dan Danieks
    Dan Danieks Vor 12 Stunden

    He was nervous during His presentation with his gestures

  • Rodrick Wimberly
    Rodrick Wimberly Vor 12 Stunden

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

  • Dan R
    Dan R Vor 12 Stunden

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

  • Paco Hantos
    Paco Hantos Vor 12 Stunden

    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!

  • BP Lup
    BP Lup Vor 13 Stunden

    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."

  • Carina Lastname
    Carina Lastname Vor 14 Stunden

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

  • LSU615
    LSU615 Vor 14 Stunden +1

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

  • Addik Otter
    Addik Otter Vor 14 Stunden

    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

  • Master of the Universe
    Master of the Universe Vor 14 Stunden +1

    So many ads. I won't come back.

  • Satanlovesmilkk
    Satanlovesmilkk Vor 14 Stunden +2

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

    • Mr. Caligos
      Mr. Caligos Vor 5 Stunden

      ADHD doesn't exist nor anything written in psychology

  • Master of the Universe
    Master of the Universe Vor 15 Stunden +1

    So no one is going analyze him.

  • Thea Atanasova
    Thea Atanasova Vor 16 Stunden

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

  • The I
    The I Vor 16 Stunden

    This is fake.

  • pr0xZen
    pr0xZen Vor 18 Stunden

    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".

  • that general guy from full metal jacket


  • Bill A
    Bill A Vor 18 Stunden

    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?

  • Bill A
    Bill A Vor 18 Stunden

    Loss prevention people are very obvious.

  • Bill A
    Bill A Vor 18 Stunden

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

  • Kabyashree Pathak
    Kabyashree Pathak Vor 18 Stunden

    I feel so dumb. Sigh

  • cam carlson
    cam carlson Vor 18 Stunden

    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

  • The Hat-er Bros
    The Hat-er Bros Vor 18 Stunden

    Imagine for aa living watching how people move there thumbs

  • Bill A
    Bill A Vor 18 Stunden

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

  • The Hat-er Bros
    The Hat-er Bros Vor 19 Stunden

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

  • Linda Lacombe
    Linda Lacombe Vor 19 Stunden

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

  • Sebastian Brinkmann
    Sebastian Brinkmann Vor 19 Stunden

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

  • Tay Kim Yang
    Tay Kim Yang Vor 19 Stunden

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

  • Gary Coolboobs
    Gary Coolboobs Vor 19 Stunden

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

  • MakeupMaven89
    MakeupMaven89 Vor 20 Stunden

    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?!!?!?

  • VladoTraceur
    VladoTraceur Vor 20 Stunden

    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

  • Štefan Hnát
    Štefan Hnát Vor 20 Stunden

    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?

  • Bill Nelson
    Bill Nelson Vor 20 Stunden

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

  • MrSerendipity01
    MrSerendipity01 Vor 20 Stunden

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

  • Garrett Wilson
    Garrett Wilson Vor 20 Stunden

    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

  • Joseph Marino
    Joseph Marino Vor 21 Stunde

    The FBI is watching me through DEclips or God bless them😉😉

  • Xander Guldie
    Xander Guldie Vor 22 Stunden

    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.

  • blacksheep7198
    blacksheep7198 Vor 22 Stunden

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

  • Thomas Smith
    Thomas Smith Vor 22 Stunden

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

  • captain5104
    captain5104 Vor 22 Stunden

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

  • Ross G
    Ross G Vor 22 Stunden

    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.

  •  Vor 23 Stunden

    The meme is dead now. Stop trying to be funny

  • Blazing Rose
    Blazing Rose Vor Tag

    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.

  • O01X
    O01X Vor Tag

    Bullsht XD

  • Perky Pinky
    Perky Pinky Vor Tag

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

  • D F
    D F Vor Tag

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

  • Patricia Nield
    Patricia Nield Vor Tag

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

  • BlackJaGuar
    BlackJaGuar Vor Tag +1

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

  • Matin _T
    Matin _T Vor Tag

    so useful thank u 👏👏👏

  • Gathka Master
    Gathka Master Vor Tag +1

    He is lying

  • Jose Oquendo
    Jose Oquendo Vor Tag

    This is pure crap. Maybe she’s moving her legs because she’s obese and wants to sit. The poker game stuff is ridiculous. Some of the things mentioned I do out of choice. Nothing to do with hiding anything. One can not base assumptions off body language alone. You need multiples. Speech, fidgety, fluxing. You can’t just assume because someone grabs there shoulders.

  • All The Way Gaming
    All The Way Gaming Vor Tag +1

    sub to me if u can

  • linda cohen
    linda cohen Vor Tag

    And she stood with her knees together.... really has to pee

  • Best Choice Art
    Best Choice Art Vor Tag

    FBI: You are drunk and lying.
    Me: nah I got Parkin...

  • Crying Cat
    Crying Cat Vor Tag

    me going incognito
    FBI: *hol up thats illegal*

  • Echo Chambers
    Echo Chambers Vor Tag

    A lot of this was interesting.I know during WW2 Germans trying to pass as American GIs chewed Gum.Apparently,It made them seem “American” ,to cause havoc behind the Lines

  • james gornall
    james gornall Vor Tag

    Be careful requesting 3 beers in a German pub

  • E. Gaborovna
    E. Gaborovna Vor Tag +3

    Because it's safer for the flowers to hold them upside down, less likely that they will break. (Eastern European here.)

  • Native-American
    Native-American Vor Tag

    You can only be read if you sit in your minds eye rather than in the present moment - if you sit in the present moment outside of your minds eye then you will read others and see their agenda.

  • AxeKick80
    AxeKick80 Vor Tag

    Thought he said his was Joan of Arro at the beginning

  • Hayley Marse
    Hayley Marse Vor Tag

    I wonder what this guy would think of me. I constantly move my feet while I’m standing still and I do really weird things with my hands such as wringing them while I’m having a normal conversation because I have social anxiety. Even if I don’t feel nervous at all I’m still constantly fidgeting even if it’s just moving my toes up and down

  • Felix de Villiers

    This man is talking rubbish. The same gestures can have a thousand different meanings.Watch his behaviour; one leg stands out affirmatively while the other draws back somewhat contortedly as though he has things to hide; he is altogether too controlled; his arms come out and he does a lot of talking with his hands as though to convince people, but not too exaggeratedly like those of Italians; he wants to appear reasonable. If I met a man like that I would steer clear of him.

  • Kimberly Lunk
    Kimberly Lunk Vor Tag

    Him talking about the flowers reminded me of Inglorious Bastards when Diane Kruger's character did the German 3 hand signal instead of the Westernized 3 hand signal. Such exquisite attention to detail. I would like to see his opinion on people who gesture when they're talking or not. I'm so animated I wonder what my body language says about me. Even when it's silent communication, my body goes into action for emphasis.

    GATOR GUY Vor Tag

    This is one bad mofo

  • One Random Potato
    One Random Potato Vor Tag +5

    Me: *scratches leg*

  • Sneaky Turtle
    Sneaky Turtle Vor Tag

    So at least 10 millions peoples now gonna start to analyze other more often lol

  • Zack Goodchild
    Zack Goodchild Vor Tag

    We'll never know if he was any good though if you think about it 😂🤦‍♀️

  • Joshua Williford
    Joshua Williford Vor Tag +1

    I would beat him down with the edge of a Dr. Seuss book. He would never catch me. I am the toughest agent and Assassin on the planet -John Wick

    AUDIOHOSTEM187 Vor Tag +1


  • Mary Valentine
    Mary Valentine Vor Tag +1

    This is bull crap.

    AUDIOHOSTEM187 Vor Tag +1

    Do You Think You Know About The Bulge In My Pants? FBI: DO YOUR JOB AND INDICT TRUMP!