Former FBI Agent Breaks Down Gangsters' Body Language | Tradecraft | WIRED

Former FBI agent and body language expert Joe Navarro breaks down the body language of well known mobsters. Why did Bugsy Siegel dress so sharply? What does it mean when Mickey Cohen pinches his nose? Why does John Dillinger sit with his arms crossed? Joe Navarro teaches us what all these non-verbals REALLY mean!

Check out Joe's book "The Dictionary of Body Language"
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  • Want more from Joe? Check out his in-depth breakdown of how we communicate non-verbally:

    WIREDWIRED6 aylar önce
    • @Sk8tr Boi Joe mama

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    • Who's joe?

      Sk8tr BoiSk8tr Boi3 aylar önce
    • So he's basically breaking down Trumps Body language lol

    • I'd like to see an episode about drug dealers explaining movie & television drug deal scenarios.

      Aurora BoobeeAlisAurora BoobeeAlis4 aylar önce
  • 2020 and their props are still black and white photos. 😂 Because they don't go after real crime anymore.

    Dead SsixxDead Ssixx2 gün önce
  • More tea leaves

    Claiming LightClaiming Light4 gün önce
  • It was interesting to just look at the pictures. The analysis couldve been done by anyone, its pretty much common sense.

    rupt jawsrupt jaws4 gün önce
  • Very offtopic but just curious: It this an US thing that people sit with their suits buttoned? I thought you unbutton your jacket when you sit down and button it when you stand up. Very often I see the exact opposite.

    kmgkmg5 gün önce
  • These are too good! I want more but then I don't want them giving away too much information...

    Giuliana MannellaGiuliana Mannella6 gün önce
  • You got it all wrong. Gangsters want you to see their heart on their sleeve. Its a warning to let you know how they may judge the situation they find themselves in with you. Gangsters are some of the most honest people I know when it comes to the general public. Its their wives they lie to most.

    Mac AnoodoughMac Anoodough6 gün önce
  • Its not selfhugging its a new york pose. Done on purpose

    Mario Elias Larsen PalabıyıkMario Elias Larsen Palabıyık11 gün önce
  • Actually I pull up my socks cuz my sock are dropping... So basically gangsters shouldn't act like tough guy, they should smile more so they will be unmatched with the profile.

    Annelise LimAnnelise Lim12 gün önce
  • The last pic I think was talking not pressing his lips together.

    Amber Nicole MasseyAmber Nicole Massey17 gün önce
  • One of those pictures wasn’t Mickey Cohen, but Sam Giancanna.

    Joshua JacobJoshua Jacob18 gün önce
  • so noone is gonna talk about how that gangster survived at least 11 assassination attempts? Ok, well...

    100percent Romania100percent Romania19 gün önce
  • This dude was constantly furrowing his brow throughout the video. Twitching his foot. Interlacing his fingers with pressure at the bottom of his fingers. Maybe instead of focusing on the super obvious in the picture of the "worried mafia man" at the table pinching the bridge of his nose why not talk about the non verbals of his wife in the picture.

    Mark WilsonMark Wilson21 gün önce
  • This guy contradicts himself a lot....

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  • me: joe: as you can see he is a human being with a head which means he's thinking of his next murder

    Blaze MegaBlaze Mega23 gün önce
  • Video is way too short.

    Happy ThoughtsHappy Thoughts24 gün önce
  • Did anyone notice him hiding his foot under the chair? He was a nervous wreck, hiding something bad that he did during his FBI Job, and was hoping no one noticed it. There was a Psychology that needed more help himself than the patient, the same is with the former FBI Agent, his body language shows that he needs help to cure his PTSD.

    MarshiveMarshive26 gün önce
  • hahahahahaha

    Teresa WeigelTeresa Weigel27 gün önce
  • I want to fight a mob boss

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  • Oh sorry

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  • Lucky Luciano, severe antisocial disorder, which was necessary to rhyme with the syndicate

    Carlo BrenkmanCarlo BrenkmanAylar önce
  • This is a spoof obviously.

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  • Terrible take

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  • They say knowledge is a source of power. We should all seek more power.

    Exposing Proxy Stalking Organized HarrassmentExposing Proxy Stalking Organized HarrassmentAylar önce
  • Tbh this "science" is quite inaccurate. All those things can mean what he said but can also mean nothing. If my pants dropped a little of course I'm gonna pull them up I don't want people looking at my butt crack etc.

    TheLocochicoTheLocochicoAylar önce
  • Couldn't it also be anger at being questioned? Ot stress or worry. Just saying.

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  • You not liking this comment indicates to me that you are a greedy antisocial rat

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  • Agent: his brows are furrowed Nobody: Agent: he’s wOrRieD

    Mehnas SaleemMehnas SaleemAylar önce
  • ShoW THIS to the Serbian Army

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  • Thanks FBI!

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  • My Mother just TOLD me that the Bulgarian police said to her and My Father There IS AN COMMANDMENT.I Don't like this But fine.

    Putko MafaniPutko MafaniAylar önce
  • i pull my socks 50 times in the gym

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  • I could never be around this man. Always watching you. Lol

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  • Just a man like to sound smart!!!

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  • i think it would be interesting to see this man talk about ted bundy

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  • These gangster are giving off some different kind of energy that if i ever see any of them in public i can pick up on them like i will run for my life...😂

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  • I feel sorry for his wife or partner when they have sneakily bought those pair or shoes “in the sale” 😂

    Peaches JackofskiPeaches JackofskiAylar önce
  • So funny omg lol bs

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  • Notice how this photo shows the subject walking upright with an exceptional lack of body hair, this is an obvious indication that the subject is indeed a human being, and therefore nervous and anxious about something.

    Adam BuzzeoAdam BuzzeoAylar önce
  • Buggsy was a snappy dresser

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  • The right foot back with toe to ground and wiggling indicates either that he is part dog and wants to pee on a fire hydrant or he is nervous that people will find out that he is a fraud.

    Martin McCloskeyMartin McCloskeyAylar önce
  • Person: I'm gonna wear this nice outfit because I think I'll look snazzy in it :) FBI: What a narc

    Samwise GamgeeSamwise GamgeeAylar önce
  • Bet gangsters watch this to use it against police

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  • Nobody likes to take a mug shot..

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  • 3:22 Sam giancana was taking the 5th when rfk called him a girl nothing to do with go to prison which he didn't go

    Gestapo BradGestapo BradAylar önce
  • What? John Dillinger who spent 10 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit never hurt anyone or killed noone get your facts straight

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  • So.... Present pics taken at the time BUT assign context AFTER facts/knowledge came out of these infamous individuals. Where are the pics of those that were not convicted or even totally innocent people being put into same stressful situations because they didn't believe they were going to be NOT found guilty?

    BXBZ88BXBZ88Aylar önce
  • Donald trump hugs him self all the time

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  • Is no one going to mention that the guy at 1:19 died on his birthday...😢😢 (So sad👏🏻)

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    • I'm mentioning that the guy at 1:19 died on his birthday...

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  • Wonder what he'ld say of Drake's pictures... one face, one lip, one pose, one luv !!

    Jonathan CJonathan C2 aylar önce
  • Sec Muft menk email

    Mamadu Alex JaloMamadu Alex Jalo2 aylar önce
  • Leave it to the FBI and government to take every human emotion and gesture and turn it into something to make you look guilty...

    MMarlowMMarlow2 aylar önce
  • Sooo... pulling up my socks means I'm ventilating myself and not that they have fallen down my leg?????

    MMarlowMMarlow2 aylar önce
  • lmao all these "professionals" are morons; this channel is dog turds

    Daniel CallahanDaniel Callahan2 aylar önce
  • I learned that human beings don’t like being arrested.

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    • Hahaha

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  • And I can tell by this guys right foot nervously tapping up and down that he is nervous and has anxiety. Maybe camera anxiety? Good video.

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  • This is like a method of deduction like the method used by Sherlock Dam I thought this could not be true in the movies

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  • Now wait a minute.....the pulling up of the socks might as well mean that the socks are just crapy....

    mr_nice_heartedmr_nice_hearted2 aylar önce
  • The investigator shakes his leg when he is excited about a particular topic.

    Jonathan NuamahJonathan Nuamah2 aylar önce
  • "And as you can see, you can see, and this shows that you can see."

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  • why are everyone in the comments acting like they’re FBI Agents i- 😂

    Claire ElizabethClaire Elizabeth2 aylar önce
  • Notice how he’s moving his hand as he’s talking and can’t fully explain so to relate he’s signaling to make it more graspable.

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  • Conclusion: After watching this video I can apply and get hired as an FBI body language "expert"

    Eternal ResoluteEternal Resolute2 aylar önce
  • Well, that was a giant waste of f*cking time, lmao. "Ah yes, now you see here the gangster is wearing pants, this indicates he in fact is wearing pants because pants are worn on the legs."

    Cursemer the Gnome WarriorCursemer the Gnome Warrior2 aylar önce
  • You can tell this guy smells because of the way his hair looked on Oct 3 1987. He was 27 and he told his mom that he waa going to the fair.

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  • This clown couldnt go to a birthday 🎉

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  • Disturbingly amazing

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  • I bet his kids cant get away with any movements in front of him.

  • I have a project that I have to start, and it’s due yesterday.

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