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

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"
Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on TRvision? ►►

Also, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Masterminds.

WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture.
Former FBI Agent Explains How to Read Body Language | Tradecraft | WIRED



  • Well thank you for teaching me how to get past your dumbass

    Samuel EdenSamuel Eden6 saatler önce
  • Don't believe anything this guy says, this is just uh.. a lie! Yeah! It's all a lie, now go back to bed I'm watching you

    FBI officialFBI official10 saatler önce
  • Good luck to the next copper who questions me bwahaha

    Matt AsheMatt Ashe10 saatler önce
  • A man who wears brown shoes with a gray suit is not to be trusted. Believe me.

    Rick BerglesRick Bergles11 saatler önce
  • Curious what it means to have your right foot tucked under your chair in a vertical position.

    brett neubergerbrett neuberger12 saatler önce
  • learning about body language is interesting but it makes me self conscious.

    Andrew ParkerAndrew Parker16 saatler önce
  • I sell meth, what you going to do?

    Lil Pump The ShotgunLil Pump The Shotgun17 saatler önce
  • Wash hog wash your friend just got since enough to keep the sap in the flowers

    Shane MaddoxShane Maddox18 saatler önce
  • Basically do nothing a baby would do

    Steven CoffoneSteven Coffone20 saatler önce
  • I've never seen a Narcissist, Psychopath, etc. cover their mouth as they lie while looking you square in the eyes. 😵 😝

    Robin LindbergRobin Lindberg20 saatler önce
  • Incredible... Not.

    Mister Mk4Mister Mk422 saatler önce
  • Well the mere fact that such ways are getting shared publicly makes me feel that these are not affective in real life scenarios.

    N OrkidN OrkidGün önce
  • Watch this one😂😂

    Tiktok FunTiktok FunGün önce
  • Slight head tilt to the right not sitting straight legs moving throughout. I’m not sure if he’s a spy or a human

    nasty natenasty nateGün önce
  • I remember when I used to believe in this, nowadays a lady looks up when I talk to her but it’s not cuz she’s laying no it’s cuz she’s bit blind short vision lol but hey I believe in this when they used to follow little gangs of drugs lol

    Varissa VarissaVarissa VarissaGün önce
  • Key to this videos is how to train yourself to transmit false non verbals to manipulate your observer.

  • Can you please close caption this video (beyond the auto generated captions)

    angelaangelaGün önce
  • the 5 its nervous cuz the girl besides him and the 3 player stare at girl chest you haven't see me i hate people stare at me thank God people don't look at statues makes to me a relief i wonder if is still worth to join the fBI

    Forbidden And ForsakenForbidden And ForsakenGün önce
  • who tf holds flowers upside down for real??

    LewiLewiGün önce
  • Now I'm on manual blinking mode

    Feet rapistFeet rapistGün önce
  • The flower story is straight out of Inglorious Bastards.

    Donnie MontoyaDonnie MontoyaGün önce
  • 🕴🏿now you see.. 🔍👀 by analyzing this pile of dog 💩 on the ground.. I can see that the dog was more inquisitive by the way it was laid down on the lawn

    KonohaTV NetworkKonohaTV Network2 gün önce
  • I carry flowers like that. It don't make me a spy tf

    Daria UtenkovaDaria Utenkova2 gün önce
  • Thanks for the video content! Apologies for the intrusion, I would love your initial thoughts. Have you tried - Trentvorty Kids Science Theorem (erm, check it on google should be there)? It is an awesome one of a kind guide for becoming an excellent parent minus the normal expense. Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my cooworker at last got excellent results with it.

    Aser DadaAser Dada2 gün önce
  • How many wrong judgment has he made after reaching this position as human.

    Kri KuKri Ku2 gün önce
  • This video taught me nothing..this guy couldnt read me at all..i do none of these things when i lie..or any of these other things..once again ive learned nothing..nice guy tho

    Daniel VizzerraDaniel Vizzerra2 gün önce
  • Foreign intelligence operations involve copying or stealing documents or meeting with traitors who relates stories to them

    Ali HassanAli Hassan2 gün önce
  • Not true because according to quranic point of view no body can predict or will know what I will do next hour, day, week or month

    Ali HassanAli Hassan2 gün önce
  • look at the hear and the head... LOL

    Dario DarioDario Dario2 gün önce
  • This mans never lost a game of poker

    Matthew LucicMatthew Lucic2 gün önce
  • 내가 한국인의 명예를 걸고 맹세한다. 언젠가는 반드시 미국인들을 구덩이에 몰아넣고 산채로 전부 생매장해버릴거다. 벌레같은 미국 참전용사들과 군인들과 위정자들과 FBI를 가장 먼저 산채로 구덩이에 파묻어버릴거다. 더러운 미국시민들을 바퀴벌레처럼 말살하는 그날까지 난 살아있는 동안 끝없이 미국만을 증오하며 투쟁할 것을 내 목숨을 걸고 맹세한다.!!!

    My BelieveMy Believe3 gün önce
  • This is going to be great for civil court preparation

    GabeGabe3 gün önce
  • This comment section had me dying 😂💀💀

    Goof OffGoof Off3 gün önce
  • Hahah no female can lie to me about cheating again 😁

    D RayD Ray3 gün önce
  • Me trying to read the agent’s body language while he talks about body language

    Sun DazeSun Daze3 gün önce
  • Ha! When he stepped to the left at 9:09 he was testing the blonde lady's reaction. She closed the gap, that was the tell.

    Incognito12000Incognito120003 gün önce
  • so basically if anyone is moving in any way its suspect. got it.

    Aaron BAaron B4 gün önce
  • But is he telling the truth. ??

    Above The StarsAbove The Stars4 gün önce
  • Quick question: what would it mean if I licked your face, Mr. Navvaro? Would you be able to make a full assessment based solely on that particular nonverbal cue? Asking for a friend.

    Veronica HortonVeronica Horton4 gün önce
  • Joe Navarro I'm sure that I have some non verbal behaviors that you'd find interesting. I'd be pleased to show them to you anytime. :)

    Veronica HortonVeronica Horton4 gün önce
  • Total basics 😳

    Karen BarKaren Bar4 gün önce
  • I prefer common sense than all this crap

    Ro DaneRo Dane4 gün önce
  • "Your blink rate is about 8 times per minute"

    ali guenniouiali guennioui4 gün önce
  • Omggg!! I read your book. 😭😭 im a faaan.

    sugasugayoonsugasugayoon4 gün önce
  • And about 50% of the time or more it can be totally unreliable and just guessing..

    kaxitaksikaxitaksi4 gün önce
  • I absolutely love stuff like this,its fascinating...

    Michelle PoitrasMichelle Poitras4 gün önce
  • Hello

    Yanny KhYanny Kh4 gün önce
  • Now I'll never move again...

    Keto RolacKeto Rolac5 gün önce
  • wife hands this guy a bouquet guy: have a seat

    Hoa The FlowerHoa The Flower5 gün önce
  • Not playing against him..

    Andreas ErikssonAndreas Eriksson5 gün önce
  • Nancy Pelosi must a read your book. She lies threw her dentures

    julio .bigwho. Calderonjulio .bigwho. Calderon5 gün önce
  • Woww!!!

    Marc ParadisMarc Paradis5 gün önce
  • * poker video plays 1 second * "We'll stop right there"

    gabriella apontegabriella aponte5 gün önce
  • Touching hands is taking temp.

    De Cnijf KrisDe Cnijf Kris5 gün önce
  • I don't know that science but what I know: next doors is a used car shop I can see. Then customers arrive, me watching them and telling the head what nationality they have. I can check their nationality later on while they drive off (license plate).So Slavic and Muslim people are recognizable, also body language tells a lot. But I can't tell you all my secrets. I ask myself how many Russian spies are living in Brussels. They came here in waves, younger people speaking our languages pretty well and having jobs in national administration. Scary... Now when you enter a German company, they learn you to let go mimics. They don't like people talking with their face or their hands. Also shades, lass mir deine Augen sehen! Observe people's eye (movements) Now I'm gonna dive under again...Bye! One day I met a German....called Jean-Paul; Then it gets difficult.

    De Cnijf KrisDe Cnijf Kris5 gün önce
  • A question about the F.B.I I would appreciate an answer

    Devin BannishDevin Bannish6 gün önce
  • The flower thing reminds me of the scene in Inglorious Basterds where the English spy orders drinks by holding up three fingers to order three drinks but he was really meant to do it the German way which is two fingers and one thumb

    Catherine MartinCatherine Martin6 gün önce
  • not bad but he sets up several strawman arguments. The peer reviewed science shows that touching of face, covering of mouth is very often an indicator of deception. No body language signal "means a person is lying" but many types of bodily language absolutely do occur more often when a person is lying or is being deceptive. And touching the face is one showed by the peer reviewed science. Setting up a strawman saying some claim a "Pinocchio effect" as "a single behavior indicating deception" is a bogus argument for him to make since no one claims this. what the behavioral science shows is it is one of the behaviors most people (not all) people exhibit when lying.

    Sarah D.Sarah D.6 gün önce
  • I counter all this by: 1. Smiling with eyes wide while talking or actually just in almost anything I do to communicate to people 2. I dont hold flowers. I tuck it in my belt 3. Instead of crossing my arms, I put them up like Imma do belly dancing 4. For the hands, I will have my right hand hold my left thumb and do a fapping motion like Im jerking off my thumb

    Mr FulcrumMr Fulcrum6 gün önce
  • is this guy not Smithsonian ? you have to read the acyro backwards I B Federal Employee in that case.

    Reese IsselReese Issel6 gün önce
  • The "science" of reading body language is on a par with palm reading. If I had a nickel for every time a body language expert told me the way a suspect was answering questions revealed their guilt, only to find out later the person was innocent, I'd be rich.

    Thanks for Being a Useful IdiotThanks for Being a Useful Idiot6 gün önce
  • ...

    It's not Baek HyunIt's not Baek Hyun7 gün önce
  • Non Verbal works till her hits it on the River!

    Jack HammerJack Hammer7 gün önce
  • This guy can never read me.

    Zen ArchangelZen Archangel7 gün önce
  • I can tell hes lying .As soon as he said he was a cop ,I new he was lying about what he said he knows.

    alice mandonalice mandon7 gün önce
  • Best way to tell if someone is lying is make them comfortable enough to tell you. The presumptive is a good one too.

    Legions and legendsLegions and legends7 gün önce
  • They're fishing for information in this channel do the comments🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Genio nerveGenio nerve7 gün önce
  • After watching this I feel like im gonna stick to verbal, no non verbal. No one should Read me like a book lol....m

  • English man goes to America, gets in a car through the front right door.... Well that means he's a spy!, THAT DOES NOT! IT MEANS HE'S ENGLISH... But a English man goes to America pretends to be American, gets in a car through the front right door... Well that means he's a spy!....

    mark gomezmark gomez7 gün önce
  • This just tells me we waste so much money paying these Joe blows to incriminate people within a sham of a legal system

    neclipse123neclipse1237 gün önce
Former FBI Agent Explains How to Read Body Language | Tradecraft | WIRED