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"

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

    just exceed

     2 hours ago

    "studying non verbals is not about making judgments" so truee

  • Slick Slack

    Slick Slack

     2 hours ago

    is he watching me watching him?

  • Sajid Mushfik Rahman

    Sajid Mushfik Rahman

     3 hours ago

    Fingers stiff
    Hands on Hips

  • Communist Survivor

    Communist Survivor

     4 hours ago

    This is tough on Psychology 101

  • David Perez

    David Perez

     8 hours ago

    No more CIA!!

  • p Ww

    p Ww

     12 hours ago

    Basic as fxck

  • Dov


     14 hours ago

    I do like 5% of mentioned things here lol

  • Genma Himuro

    Genma Himuro

     15 hours ago

    That mic peak

  • Bill Dozer

    Bill Dozer

     16 hours ago

    This man is extremely well educated in this area of human behavior. Very informative, thank you.

  • NightmareMangle21//NM21


     17 hours ago +1

    This is so coooool!!!!

  • VerSuz Zero

    VerSuz Zero

     17 hours ago

    I don't even do most of these gestures. Or are these only for Americans?

  • VerSuz Zero

    VerSuz Zero

     18 hours ago

    "Humans are lousy at detecting deception."
    It's mostly done by intuition.
    You can't detect deception but you could make them slip up easily. You just need a good bluff and a better poker face.

  • Ema Waterson

    Ema Waterson

     18 hours ago

    Imagine this guy's wife being like :" I made some garlic pasta would you like some ?" And he like :" so when where you going to tell me there's no garlic ha Maria ?"

  • Deepak Kumar

    Deepak Kumar

     20 hours ago

    14 year old girls be like: hey don't judge a book by its cover"

  • NPC S/N 1579325

    NPC S/N 1579325

     21 hours ago

    Anybody else thing this is simply disinformation provided by this guy to throw people off who are curious.

  • farmerkevin


     22 hours ago

    shaking hands > fist bump. fist bumps are for nudnicks.

  • john nicholson

    john nicholson


    Man : touches his beard to check if it is grown up
    FBI agent : arrest him, he is a lier

  • Erwin Tighanon

    Erwin Tighanon


    Me: *laugh for no reason
    FBI: Oh that has a meaning

  • Bish Bish

    Bish Bish


    3:26 pro tip in central Europe also. 100000 $ for me for a research.:D

  • Bruh



    To counter not having a poker body, just delete the animations so you are stuck doing a t pose