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

  • Published: 21 May 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 • 22 792

  • Lukasz Witkowski
    Lukasz Witkowski  2 hours back

    absolute garbage

    • Bebe Rexha
      Bebe Rexha  3 hours back

      Why would a former FBI agent reveal secrets on YouTube? Guys, come on now....

      • Rebecca Vinci
        Rebecca Vinci  4 hours back

        You'll have your look, your pretty face. And don't underestimate the importance of BODY LANGUAGE

        • vishwajeet katkar
          vishwajeet katkar  4 hours back

          Imagine dating his daughter.

          • Marion Wilson
            Marion Wilson  11 hours back

            But no one in their right mind would dress, like this, look like this, etc.on purpose. Without absolute control, to be forced, to look like this for a particular purpose. Etc etc etc

            • Marion Wilson
              Marion Wilson  11 hours back

              The countless things done, to create a profile, a look, etc. All of which in my opinion has been absolutely, intentional. This includes in the medical care, etc.

              • Marion Wilson
                Marion Wilson  11 hours back

                The extremely wrong assessments, what is thought is being done. Following my church, fully, etc. But also being moved to where we were moved to.

                • Marion Wilson
                  Marion Wilson  11 hours back

                  As many times, myself, in jobs, or before with other family jobs, family jobs, etc.

                  • Marion Wilson
                    Marion Wilson  11 hours back

                    We had to have the back ground checks, etc.

                    • Marion Wilson
                      Marion Wilson  11 hours back

                      Now my family, our veteran status. Who we were forced to hire, in saving the house, etc.

                      • Marion Wilson
                        Marion Wilson  11 hours back

                        When our family was relocated, to Ohio. We were packed out then relocated, to Ohio. Everything was gone through. On both ends, and following that submission. Etc.

                        • Marion Wilson
                          Marion Wilson  11 hours back

                          No longer. Social environments improvements, enough to appease what have to go through. Etc.

                          • Marion Wilson
                            Marion Wilson  11 hours back

                            This state does not deserve people that serve in positions. Or in the military, etc. But by all means no one would wear, what they have to wear, what is available. Or do without basic needs, dentures. Teeth, etc. Hair care. I literally cried, when I got my Paul mitchel again. After yrs of being forced to live with suave hair care. You cannot possibly imagine the abuses. Or buy a make model of a vehicle you would want to buy? That is laughable in this extremely abusive, state.

                            • Marion Wilson
                              Marion Wilson  12 hours back

                              Financial controls, are the foundational basis, to the very fact that, Ohio loves to control lives. Hates disabled people. Loves to abuse disabled people. Etc. This is the most disgusting state, most cruelty. Etc.

                              • Marion Wilson
                                Marion Wilson  12 hours back

                                Ohio absolutely, makes sure you will not have needs. O the ability to have the type of clothes you would choose to wear, etc.

                                • Marion Wilson
                                  Marion Wilson  12 hours back

                                  Not everyone chooses, the clothes they wear. Especially if they live in a state like Ohio. Or if they have their basic needs. Etc.

                                  • Xx Montage xD
                                    Xx Montage xD  14 hours back

                           FBI : if they're crossing their feet that's mean the question threatening them .
                                    Also Former FBI : 6:58

                                    • Никол
                                      Никол  16 hours back

                                      ..” i look at the legs..” proceeds to strategically lay the doll in a semi suggestive way across the top of the book while subtly revealing a leg.

                                      • Ana Cabell
                                        Ana Cabell  18 hours back


                                        • Fran R.
                                          Fran R.  19 hours back

                                          Why am I imagining myself in school just telling everybody off for lying and stuff when this clearly won’t happen

                                          • ABJEC T
                                            ABJEC T  23 hours back

                                            Dude thx now I know what to do at the principals office

                                            • Infamous Noob
                                              Infamous Noob  1 days back

                                              Me:*Typing This Comment*

                                              FBI:"Open This Fuc-

                                              • Nickolay Sheitanov
                                                Nickolay Sheitanov  1 days back

                                                Dumbest spy ever lol. I was born in eastern-europe and that is indeed correct 100% but it is a very stupid way to be found out, shows lack of cultural knowledge of the country you are trying to spy in. I guess could be a force of habit or something.

                                                • Sir Jameson Smith
                                                  Sir Jameson Smith  1 days back

                                                  *watches 15 minute video*

                                                  FBI Spy Hunter

                                                  • Opal Wolf
                                                    Opal Wolf  1 days back

                                                    The only body language I’ve really noticed is with myself and it’s when I’m nervous or in an uncomfortable situation I fiddle with my watch and if it’s not there I fiddled with my wrist

                                                    • Renata Reynolds
                                                      Renata Reynolds  1 days back

                                                      Sherlock 😂

                                                      • UniquecornYania
                                                        UniquecornYania  1 days back

                                                        Bruh I didn read his name in the video I was so focused on his face and when the book showed, I was like "Its the same with Joe Navarro's What every body is saying" and I look at again at the beginning of the video and saw ITS ACTUALLY JOE NAVARRO HIMSELF IN THE MF VIDEO 💀💀💀😂😂 my man Joe

                                                        • Takumi Fujiwara
                                                          Takumi Fujiwara  1 days back


                                                          FBI: T H I S M A N I S H I T L E R

                                                          • TamponGod
                                                            TamponGod  1 days back

                                                            This is staged.Girl playing poker had a brown shirt and then changed to black

                                                            • John Pettingill
                                                              John Pettingill  2 days back

                                                              Did anyone notice this guys feet??? They're moving around the whole time!! LIAR

                                                              • Saniko
                                                                Saniko  2 days back

                                                                As an Eastern European, I can tell you that we in fact do not always carry flowers around like that ,and that we’ve never cared to think about the way we hold it 🗿😂😂

                                                                him: that’s how they hold flowers in Eastern Europe

                                                                The entirety of Europe : _bruh_

                                                                • Zil Co
                                                                  Zil Co  2 days back

                                                                  This guy’s body language is all over the map.

                                                                  • M.Hasnain Rehmat
                                                                    M.Hasnain Rehmat  2 days back

                                                                    The way you're shuffling in the chair denotes bit of anxiety you're going under

                                                                    • Dalia M
                                                                      Dalia M  2 days back

                                                                      I would hate to play poker with him.

                                                                      • katie :/
                                                                        katie :/  2 days back

                                                                        why did the woman’s shirt change???

                                                                        • meriem meriem
                                                                          meriem meriem  2 days back

                                                                          Does he have a book?

                                                                          • fuck boy
                                                                            fuck boy  2 days back

                                                                            Spy: *holds flowers*

                                                                            Flowers: *im about to end this whole mans career*

                                                                            • Cruizinq
                                                                              Cruizinq  2 days back

                                                                              Imagine having anxiety and this guy in a suit comes flaring questions at you. BOOM arrested

                                                                              • Linn Erle
                                                                                Linn Erle  2 days back

                                                                                “You can have a poker face, but you can’t have a poker body”

                                                                                • UnholyBuddhist
                                                                                  UnholyBuddhist  2 days back

                                                                                  Read his book. He’s the real deal GEEZ

                                                                                  • xXJena StarXx
                                                                                    xXJena StarXx  2 days back

                                                                                    Watching this so I can see who is lying to me in school :P

                                                                                    • Fred Schartz
                                                                                      Fred Schartz  2 days back

                                                                                      I involuntarily twitch as a side affect of medication. If you do not know this, is the twitching going to be some kind of deterrent to reading body language. What about a person who has cerebral palsy and does not have control of his movements?
                                                                                      As a welfare eligibility worker, this information is helpful, in that it can trigger the EW to ask more questions in detail of the subject the client is telling you.

                                                                                      • Comrade Corbachev
                                                                                        Comrade Corbachev  2 days back

                                                                                        Wtf, i don't do any of these

                                                                                        • Dea Andrea
                                                                                          Dea Andrea  2 days back

                                                                                          Shoot I'm tempted to get his book

                                                                                          • TyRackTDP
                                                                                            TyRackTDP  2 days back

                                                                                            11:25 Look at her shirt
                                                                                            11:32 Now look at her shirt


                                                                                            • rei of sunshine
                                                                                              rei of sunshine  2 days back

                                                                                              Me, trying not to count my blinks after he said we blink 8 times per minute : 👁👄👁

                                                                                              • John the Revelator
                                                                                                John the Revelator  2 days back

                                                                                                He says: "Your blink rate is about 8 times a minute.." Then proceeded to blink 8 time in under 20 seconds.

                                                                                                • Thomas Gunkler
                                                                                                  Thomas Gunkler  2 days back

                                                                                                  I'm a spy... Or I have an anxiety disorder.. I do all this stuff all the time...