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 • 20 959

  • Neo Leo
    Neo Leo  34 분 전

    If I get your book, do the FBI and NSA put me on your watch list?

    • FBI Agent
      FBI Agent  47 분 전


      • Cynikal YT
        Cynikal YT  2 시간 전

        *Arms to side, side side to side.*

        • Hanzo Oda
          Hanzo Oda  4 시간 전

          What's up with the 10k dislikes ?

          • Hanzo Oda
            Hanzo Oda  4 시간 전

            You can be a complete dumbass to know any body language .you don't to be an fbi agent .

            • knessi ng
              knessi ng  6 시간 전

              WHAT?! I hold my flowers like that, and I'm not white or eastern european or russian, hahahaha! plz don't come after me nsa/fbi/cia/wtf-usa ... I'm not a spy.

              • obsever viewer
                obsever viewer  8 시간 전

                Spies will often marry (As a Cover) engage in "Normal" westernized social behavior. I am aware U.S. Law Enforcement is aware of this! And I am greatful of their commitment of Protecting and Serving! 🇺🇸🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠

                • adrian crawley
                  adrian crawley  11 시간 전

                  Beware of the flowers, cos I’m sure they’re gonna get you...... yeah.

                  • Antonio Ramirez
                    Antonio Ramirez  13 시간 전

                    So as I'm driving down the road with my girlfriend sitting shotgun. "She's sitting crossleg" right foot in the air. I then ask. Are you a cheater? She answers no, but her foot was moving up and down sorta like saying the opposite.

                    •   13 시간 전

                      I am not buying flowers anymore. oo ordered online for last 15 years..fbi now what?

                      • Groo t
                        Groo t  14 시간 전

                        I'ma do all of these so hes confused and I'ma do them all randomly

                        • Patrick Perez
                          Patrick Perez  14 시간 전

                          FBI lies hard.

                          • Joshua Bailey
                            Joshua Bailey  14 시간 전

                            ALOT of the stuff he talks about are HUGE parts in acting and how to not only create your character but help with simple things like blocking and reacting off of your second character’s role ig you could say.

                            • Peregrine Moss
                              Peregrine Moss  15 시간 전

                              I often carry flowers that way. Must be in my genes. Now the important question: Why was the spy carrying flowers?

                              • Ari GSD
                                Ari GSD  15 시간 전

                                Crock. The NSD of the FBI has been bent for decades and this genius never detected it? Heck, you didn't even need body language. All you had to do is read their texts.

                                • Phree Panda
                                  Phree Panda  15 시간 전

                                  All of these nonverbal cues at once is a sign the person is on drugs.

                                  • Sharon Costa
                                    Sharon Costa  17 시간 전

                                    Thank you for making this video, I sincerely appreciate it and would like to see more. This video will help people who are truly interested in expanding their knowledge on this topic. It has always been fascinating to see how people react to certain things just by being observant. Most of the time you know exactly how they will react or the choice they will make in situations.

                                    • estella miller
                                      estella miller  18 시간 전

                                      I have a handicap in my facial expressions and body language caused by mg and nerve damage I suffer discrimination all the time, its not allways true.

                                      • CloudyTime
                                        CloudyTime  18 시간 전

                                        Just realised I have a book he wrote😂

                                        • Adam Diaz
                                          Adam Diaz  18 시간 전

                                          Thanks for the tips Joe!

                                          • Matthew Hutchinson
                                            Matthew Hutchinson  18 시간 전

                                            If you are giving these clues away unconsciously then you are trash at lying and acting

                                            • Cherry
                                              Cherry  19 시간 전

                                              FBI agents make $45k-55k a year.

                                              • Club Head
                                                Club Head  일 전

                                                Nothing here is biblical honesty I think I will keep sticking with Gods advice.

                                                • Kathy Bensmiller
                                                  Kathy Bensmiller  일 전

                                                  So he mentions cultural differences in nonverbal communication, which indicates that it's a learned behavior. I'm curious whether he's able to read a person with ASD/asperger's in the same way since ASD people may have difficulty learning & interpreting body language? Or would ASD cause false readings of the person in question?

                                                  • Adam Noneya
                                                    Adam Noneya  일 전

                                                    Lmaoo this is stupid, literally anyone getting interviewed by the fbi is going to get REAL anxious and have abnormal responses to questions

                                                    • mudassire iqbal
                                                      mudassire iqbal  일 전

                                                      i am pakistani isi father of intelligence

                                                      • Melanie B
                                                        Melanie B  일 전

                                                        Someone get Agent Navarro a chair that is for taller men

                                                        • Melanie B
                                                          Melanie B  일 전

                                                          Tee pee hands ? He almost snaps to stand at attention when goes to meet for 1st time😊interesting

                                                          • OptiLancer TV82
                                                            OptiLancer TV82  일 전

                                                            So what's the right body language?

                                                            • ULISES FONSECA
                                                              ULISES FONSECA  일 전

                                                              where can I get that book?

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                                                                • by Daniel Chiotis

                                                                  At the end of the day, this is irrelevant to a major percentage of society based on health status, habits and lifestyles that are without definition. There is no textbook hundred percent correct source for this. It's all assumed and based on probability and destroys people's lives everyday and empowers other people to think that they are better. No.

                                                                  • Edric Lao
                                                                    Edric Lao  일 전

                                                                    I think my FBI agent is smiling

                                                                    • Big Lance
                                                                      Big Lance  일 전

                                                                      If the FBI ever interviews me, I wont lie; I'll probably sh!t a brick. Just hope they don't hold that against me.

                                                                      • ᅲᅧᅮᅮᅣ쳐ᅵᄆBunnicula

                                                                        I thought clandestine spies were "The good guys"... why target them? They run a network for keeping the peace, don't they?

                                                                        • FBI
                                                                          FBI  일 전

                                                                          Don't worry he is now retired he cant catch stalkers anymore so you stalkers out there your safe for now...

                                                                          • Aden sk8erboy
                                                                            Aden sk8erboy  일 전

                                                                            Picked up his book what every body is saying it good

                                                                            • Angela G. Jordan
                                                                              Angela G. Jordan  일 전

                                                                              Him: *says blink* Me: *notices myself blinking, doesn’t know how to act natural and now my eyes burn”

                                                                              • Karen Karen
                                                                                Karen Karen  일 전

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                                                                                •   일 전

                                                                                  Now people will watch this and incorporate body language to mean something else entirely and intentionally. All this NLP and symbolic non-verbal gesticulations (especially new cults) can and will begin to have different meanings. How stupid to put videos like this online...

                                                                                  • Rizwan Sharif
                                                                                    Rizwan Sharif  2 일 전

                                                                                    WHOA...overrated as f**k .

                                                                                    • Milan Dilan
                                                                                      Milan Dilan  2 일 전

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                                                                                      • xpresive little monster

                                                                                        What if they all do this because there bored

                                                                                        • Trollas trollakos
                                                                                          Trollas trollakos  2 일 전

                                                                                          thank you for telling me that i blink 8 times a minute .This minute i did it like 30

                                                                                          • Srinu indian
                                                                                            Srinu indian  2 일 전

                                                                                            What if he buys two flower bouquets and holding them in both patterns Then what you'll do ? . . . . . . . Flower shop owner is spy ! 💐💐💐

                                                                                            • MrHouserobot
                                                                                              MrHouserobot  2 일 전

                                                                                              Holding flowers down, means someone died/ is going to be killed

                                                                                              • Agathe Avezou
                                                                                                Agathe Avezou  2 일 전

                                                                                                The flower holding position is also a thing in Western Europe my dude. Not just Eastern. It's meant to make the flowers last longer.

                                                                                                • Ikram Popular
                                                                                                  Ikram Popular  2 일 전

                                                                                                  Wanna know why he is sitting like this?😎

                                                                                                  • Edgerton A Hightower

                                                                                                    Attempting to trick us into believing the wrong information.

                                                                                                    • X Kiwi
                                                                                                      X Kiwi  2 일 전

                                                                                                      Uhh...where's the continuity? The female poker player/actress is first seen with a short sleeved grey shirt. Then in the following shots she is wearing a black long sleeved top. Hmm. Mkay. Cool video tho.

                                                                                                      • Sarah Wheelwright
                                                                                                        Sarah Wheelwright  2 일 전

                                                                                                        That lady in the black shirt reminds me of me because I put my hands in my back pocket

                                                                                                        • Judy Weng
                                                                                                          Judy Weng  2 일 전

                                                                                                          Player #4 changed shirt lol

                                                                                                          • Vinny Latoria
                                                                                                            Vinny Latoria  2 일 전

                                                                                                            When the FBI helps you get a girl. *Thanos* Impossible.

                                                                                                            • Karmas A Butch
                                                                                                              Karmas A Butch  2 일 전

                                                                                                              Well, he must find people with ADHD / ADD very confusing...

                                                                                                              • Jordantheroleplaygod Jj
                                                                                                                Jordantheroleplaygod Jj  18 시간 전

                                                                                                                Karmas A Butch 😂

                                                                                                                • Neil Sangte
                                                                                                                  Neil Sangte  3 일 전

                                                                                                                  "You know so much about nothing at all"-the philosopher. 😂😂

                                                                                                                  •   3 일 전

                                                                                                                    Well he may be able to spot body language but how did he not notice the woman at the poker tables top completely changing?! Noticed that straight away. haha.

                                                                                                                    • John Castor
                                                                                                                      John Castor  3 일 전

                                                                                                                      I am infatuated

                                                                                                                      • John Castor
                                                                                                                        John Castor  3 일 전


                                                                                                                        • Rayyan El-Nafaty
                                                                                                                          Rayyan El-Nafaty  3 일 전

                                                                                                                          That's an amazing suit

                                                                                                                          • Daniel Moore
                                                                                                                            Daniel Moore  3 일 전

                                                                                                                            As he mentions blink rate...*instantly blink for some reason**

                                                                                                                            • Mark Dm
                                                                                                                              Mark Dm  3 일 전

                                                                                                                              I think that maybe this guy can guess many things in many people there are some people HE JUST GETS WRONG! I have been told repeateldy by know-it-all a55 holes like this how they can "read" me but never get anything right about me. I think for the margin of error involved this is an unacceptable method to evaluate a person without something more to go on.

                                                                                                                              • Paul Keenan
                                                                                                                                Paul Keenan  3 일 전

                                                                                                                                First second analysis- guarded ( hands) wanting to leave ( foot postuvre) but could all be false negative displays

                                                                                                                                • SchlichteToven
                                                                                                                                  SchlichteToven  3 일 전

                                                                                                                                  What would he have to say about his own tendency to point his chin in the air and look down his nose at the other person? The direction his eyes are pointing shows the person he's talking to isn't higher up than him so his head angle is unnecessary. He demonstrates the body language of a person hoping to appear casually superior.

                                                                                                                                  • Lipfeng Zhou
                                                                                                                                    Lipfeng Zhou  3 일 전

                                                                                                                                    I don't apply to anything he said

                                                                                                                                    • Feeluck
                                                                                                                                      Feeluck  3 일 전

                                                                                                                                      i don't know. this guy didn't convince me

                                                                                                                                      • Feeluck
                                                                                                                                        Feeluck  3 일 전

                                                                                                                                        according to this man i'm lying 100% of the time, cause i have to clear my voice and keep touching my nose or covering my mouth while i speak. i'm just socially akward and insecure

                                                                                                                                        • josh schnur
                                                                                                                                          josh schnur  3 일 전

                                                                                                                                          he lied more than once,

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                                                                                                                                            • crimson_Scum
                                                                                                                                              crimson_Scum  3 일 전

                                                                                                                                              i keep touching my nose even though there's nothing to hide i'm just a very antisocial and anxious person

                                                                                                                                              • e tato
                                                                                                                                                e tato  3 일 전

                                                                                                                                                what do you guys think of someone who sneaks around when they walk... like the purposely walks quietly... does that mean anything?

                                                                                                                                                • TheWarriorPatriot
                                                                                                                                                  TheWarriorPatriot  3 일 전

                                                                                                                                                  I have Tourette's. Would love for him to try and read me...

                                                                                                                                                  • wd harvey
                                                                                                                                                    wd harvey  3 일 전

                                                                                                                                                    I took a course in Facilitative Communication when I was in college. ...I love the way this man describes it...even though he describes it as "Body Language", I learned to pay attention to it, as well as pay attention to my own body language.

                                                                                                                                                    • Fahrrad Mittelfranken

                                                                                                                                                      two questions then 1. how good is your poker game 2. if body language tells us so much, why infiltrate our privacy like an omnipotent StaSi?

                                                                                                                                                      • Борис Враголов

                                                                                                                                                        No we do not carry flowers that way.

                                                                                                                                                        • Lolice uwu
                                                                                                                                                          Lolice uwu  3 일 전

                                                                                                                                                          *shall not be infringed, fed boy*