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



  • Want more from Joe? Check out his in-depth breakdown of how we communicate non-verbally:

    WIREDWIREDAylar önce
  • I didn't know John Dillinger was born in 1983. Quite the time travler

    Joseph ViceJoseph ViceGün önce
  • Joe I swear stop giving away secrets !

    FBIFBI3 gün önce
  • This just a pig dissin Gs

    SSOC RAWSSOC RAW7 gün önce
  • Lucky Luciano didt serve that term, the U.S. Military let him out to assist in Operation Underworld. He's judging still photos of dynamic events which is silly. Its odd how he seems like the egotistical con man.

    James LeeJames Lee9 gün önce
  • I don’t think i’ve ever pulled on my sock to ventilate it

    Naruto UzumakiNaruto Uzumaki10 gün önce
  • Dude this is confidential

    FBIFBI14 gün önce
  • Can I be this guy’s apprentice lmao

    ZouskyZousky16 gün önce
  • Lucky Luciano? Did he have to do it to em?

    Мой членМой член16 gün önce
  • You don't need to be an FBI agent to pick up on any of these signs.

    The Big LeeBowskiThe Big LeeBowski18 gün önce
  • What a bunch of BS.

    Roman ShestakovRoman Shestakov19 gün önce
  • Very shallow analysis.

    Lexus LLexus L19 gün önce
  • Not gonna lie so far all that stuff I could a guessed myself not trying to diss btw

    Remote GamingRemote Gaming19 gün önce
  • Me at 14 making a presentation about something I've studied for 5 hours the night before

    KimKim19 gün önce
  • D, Ge,

    Stew LStew L19 gün önce
  • I'm born in Indy too... Maybe that's why us Hoosiers are crazy and extremely mixed

    Musician FriendlyMusician Friendly20 gün önce
  • After watching this video it becomes obvious...... That my time was wasted waiting for the video to somehow improve.

    I am NemoI am Nemo20 gün önce
  • Lol. I was born on November 24th too

    Darth FrootLoopsDarth FrootLoops20 gün önce
  • Body language has no meaning what so ever

    Nav_559 DakuNav_559 Daku20 gün önce
    • That is so untrue

      Qui PQui P20 gün önce
  • Hahaha

    fredricfulfredricful20 gün önce
  • I don’t think it’s all true! People can be nervous even if they were innocent , you Can’t move or even touch your cheeks or nose ! Now I know why so many innocent people in prison!

    Uchiba UkiUchiba Uki20 gün önce
  • Ive seen my own Attorneys Face like that a couple times and it’s a god awful sinking feeling you get in your stomach when you know the fat lady’s about to “sing”

    Klyntar KennyKlyntar Kenny21 gün önce
  • Comedy.

    Shut Up PabsShut Up Pabs21 gün önce
  • “Was convicted of murdering 12 people” - “Ya he pretends to be tough”

    V VV V21 gün önce
    • You don't have to be tough to kill somebody

      Pedro BearPedro Bear19 gün önce
  • What a dickhead lmao

    Luka JLuka J21 gün önce
  • You’re not giving him suitable things to analyze

    HWHW21 gün önce
  • These are well thought put assumptions. These deductions have a very high chance of being flawed.

    Jin-SanJin-San22 gün önce
  • Guy thinks he's a body langue genius. But really he is just an FBI agent and just threatens anyone in custody and makes dirty deals. Takes one to know one.

    leon scottleon scott22 gün önce
  • lol the comments

    Giobunny TechGiobunny Tech22 gün önce
  • Do trump...

    Jose TorresJose Torres22 gün önce
  • I’d like to see this done live on a court room. That would be pretty amazing too

    Grace HamptonGrace Hampton22 gün önce
  • Now that's awesome.

    Ashley NagyAshley Nagy23 gün önce
  • That was pretty naff. So what exactly was pulling up socks supposed to mean other than that they had fallen down?

    Carolyn SCarolyn S23 gün önce
  • But if your in court it’s in your favor for you to appear stressed or the jury and judge will be less empathetic towards you (duh...)

    Bless GilletteBless Gillette23 gün önce
  • How is dressing nice considered narcissistic

    Bless GilletteBless Gillette23 gün önce
  • So basically allmost 5 minutes of "this caught mobster is not feeling too cool" Clickbait-ish

    Jack DanielsJack Daniels23 gün önce
  • gave this a thumbs down because he is equating stress responses to guilt. yes, these people were guilty, but everything that he pointed out also happens when a person is innocent and in a high stress trial. it isn't reliable.

    kght222kght22223 gün önce
  • allot of the things joe is pointing out are also seen on innocent folk. body language is only a potential clue, you cannot rely on it. stress is stress.

    kght222kght22223 gün önce
    • As I understand it it is supposed to be used in the right circumstance, like observing how a suspect reacts to a question under a interrogation (or how a player reacts to seeing his/her cards under a poker game).

      jt4dfc5zw39jt4dfc5zw3921 gün önce
  • Lol, dumb

    Jon & AlyciaJon & Alycia23 gün önce
  • “We humans are so sensitive to non-verbals” Me: Stop shaking your foot.

    David McCoulDavid McCoul23 gün önce
  • Next send him after Trump

    MatteoMatteo23 gün önce
  • Dr.Gonzo “ I know what you’re up to man”

    Julian RomoJulian Romo24 gün önce
    • Julian Romo ..Lol

      Benjamin omar FloresBenjamin omar Flores23 gün önce
  • This is science behind it at all.

    Robert GRobert G24 gün önce
  • This guy's full of shite. he pulling his socks up because he's just been searched for guns hense why his pants are rolled up

    Over Heated EsKim0Over Heated EsKim024 gün önce
  • Lucky Luciano looks like Adam Sandler

    GUIN SOOGUIN SOO24 gün önce
  • That pic of Bugsy looks badass

    thecoolchipysthecoolchipys24 gün önce
  • This told me totally nothing, of course they don't like that they are in police custody, I don't need face muscles to tell me that🤷🏼‍♀️

    t0n0k0t0n0k024 gün önce
  • I don't sweat a lot or even a tiny drop when I'm stressed out or in stressful situations.

    RoyRoy24 gün önce
  • They are getting in jail what do uou expect for them to be happy or somethin???

    Ola 77Ola 7725 gün önce
  • Guy has essentially a pointless job and tries to rationalize it.

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  • Reading too much into nonsense, maybe he had an itch in his forearm.

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  • Me : sneezes Him : As you can see the nose is building up chemicals and releasing it due to stress and discomfort. Also he is reaching for a napkin which indicates he's trying to find some sort of comfort

    Genzo TanGenzo Tan25 gün önce
    • 🤣😂😭

      panda9brpanda9br24 gün önce
  • Hmm... this picture of a gangster at trial indicates he doesn’t like the situation he’s in.... this picture of a hitman eating eating ice cream, indicates that he enjoys the flavor that he chose.... and here’s this mafioso scratching his nose in this photo, I can tell he had a booger..... the answer is NO... WE WOULD NOT LIKE TO SEE MORE VIDEOS OF THIS “experts” opinions

    David PorterDavid Porter26 gün önce
  • This is dumb.

    BodhiBushidoBodhiBushido26 gün önce
  • I look like all the guys here combined all the time. This expert would surely automatically peg me as guilty.

    Sean FisherSean Fisher28 gün önce
  • By his hand gestures while talking you can clearly see him explaining something and trying to teach us something , which shows his insecrurity

    KerderKerder28 gün önce
  • Me:Tries to reach for my keys in both my pockets. Joe : "you can see that by how his arms are within his pockets just shows how ultimately insecure and non social he is. Pretty much an outcast." Me: I just wanted my car keys man. -_-

    RJRazorRJRazor28 gün önce

      MikalMikal27 gün önce
  • The ex agent attire is so sharp. I think he is a narcisistic.

    JunjunJunjun28 gün önce
  • *Picture of man looking really upset* Expert: " well, this guy looks upset " Wired: *pays expert $5,000 for doing video

    Anthony GronockAnthony Gronock29 gün önce
  • You never wear brown shoes with black socks!

    AlexandruAlexandru29 gün önce
  • I thought this video was gonna be good. It is not.

    MedadologyMedadology29 gün önce
  • So being overly driven by looks is nsrcisstic ..does that mean we can say certain actions and beliefs are nsrcisstic etc but it doesn't mean the person has the disorder rather they can have traits though ..

    Katie siobhanKatie siobhan29 gün önce
  • this man is a clown

    AbdiAbdiAylar önce
  • Wanting to look nice doesn't make you narcissistic though.

    chip skylarkchip skylarkAylar önce
    • I just left a comment about that , people who study behaviour say things like that a lot I think they mean it's a trait of narcissism but that doesn't mean you have the disorder ..

      Katie siobhanKatie siobhan29 gün önce
  • At 0:03, I am already self - conscious.

  • Totally don't wanna be his son-in-law

    weoninteresanteweoninteresanteAylar önce
  • not saying this gentleman is totally wrong in his interpretations of body language, but man, if this is how FBI (and shrinks in general) decipher codes based on so much cliche`, then no wonder both groups are generally unsuccessful in performing their jobs the right way! as for photographs, yes, you can tell a lot by looking at someone's captured snapshot, especially when they're not aware of the camera, but i can assure you photos lie more than they tell the truth when it comes to speaking of the inner moods of people even when their picture is taken by best of photographers! (pro photographer here with nearly half a century experience btw ...)

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  • This was great! He's really good at this.

    water melonwater melonAylar önce
  • Man I guess getting hired by the FBI was a lot easier back then...

    JeffreyJeffreyAylar önce
  • It will be much better and informative if he analyzed any video available on these real life gangsters rather than pictures because often pictures are heavily directed by the photographer.

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