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

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, May 21, 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" Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► 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.ABOUT WIREDWIRED 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
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  • m y

     1 months ago

    god his children must’ve had such a hard time lying to him


     10 hours ago

    I bet they the only ones who tricked him

  • Jose Daniel

     16 hours ago

    or they became great liars.

  • Exololl Exotroll

     24 days ago

    7:53 "i know that you blink around 8 times a minute.."*blinks 8 times in 10 seconds*

  • Sten M

     5 hours ago

    It can mean that he might be visually impaired and need glasses for reading books or see farther, there are usually two types problem, you see better mid-range or low-range(both ways your background is blurred like we all have if we obstacle one object). If you have dialeted pupils(depends on genes) then it doesnt nessessarly say that you are on drugs, maybe you just doesn't see well, your background is blurred and need glasses to see better, it usually comes with genes or age but not always. If you pa...

  • Marco Aguila

     8 hours ago

    I think he referred to breathing. Blinks are, as we can see, very unpredictable.

  • Karen Carney

     21 days ago

    How many *people are watching his body language as he speaks*

  • Maka Rousse

     8 hours ago

    He’s awarded of. Most likely we won’t know... lovely job!

  • Basil Harpham


    i;m about to go to sleep so my eyes where closed

  • jaryanis

     22 days ago

    FBI: you just rubbed your tongue on your cheek,,,you killed them me: i-i just cut myself with my braces

  • LighterWorker777

     3 days ago

    jaryanis swear smh

  • Rolie O'Leary

     4 days ago

    Exactly what a murderer would say.

  • Peyt


    Me: FBI isnt so smartFBI: candles last longer if you do not light them

  • Mel

     1 months ago

    imagine him questioning an innocent person with bad anxiety LMAO yikes

  • Sten M

     5 hours ago

    He also said, that they aren't make decisions through the person behaviour, they just find the ways to get closer to him, so if you are innocent then you have nothing to worry about.

  • cheshire cat

     15 hours ago

    Even an innocent person with anxiety knows when they’re telling the truth or not.

  • Rahmath kakkot kallery

     21 days ago

    6:52 him:"if you withdraw you legs that means you are threatened"Also him *Quickly withdraws legs

  • Matthew Madruga

     16 hours ago

    Or he’s showing you that this can all be faked

  • Micah J


    He’s just demonstrating

  • katasiapa

     10 days ago

    That's why when i talk to FBI i always dance.

  • Alex Palo

     6 hours ago

    @cheshire cat Lol! I can see the FBI agent trying to stick a dollar in between his clothes and immediately stops and say to himself 'Why am I doing this?'

  • Leto85

     8 hours ago

    There's a lot to say about how people moonwalk. :P

  • Dat_Gay_Boi

     23 days ago

    "We self soothe in public but rarely in private" *me hugging myself in private in my dark bedroom:* right no of course

  • Mims Zanadunstedt

     14 hours ago

    In private we do something else

  • cresta2000ESP

     13 days ago

    Well, in private we "hug" ourselves too, just a little lower

  • Todd Connell

     19 days ago

    Youtube 2016: "Former CIA Officer Will Teach You How to Spot a Lie!!"Youtube 2019: "NONSENSE"

  • Marco Aguila

     7 hours ago

    I think there's a middle point. I was once interrogated by an agent because of a possible lie and what was really convincing to him, as far as I noticed, was my complete coolness, even approaching him like a standard of morals. Moral superiority, if truly assumed, can be very deceptive and manipulative. There must be, nonetheless, no exaggeration.

  • Martin Panchevski


    big one