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


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  • Commentator541
    Commentator541  7 minutes back

    You are very American. Too American. No way people like shaking hands ESPECIALLY when it's unnecessary. Makes me wanna swab their fingers. Other people's bacteria - nooooo tnx.

    • valerie
      valerie  1 hours back

      3:31 wow wtf we actually do

      • valerie
        valerie  1 hours back

        I always touch my nose when I'm lying

        • F4PTR
          F4PTR  2 hours back

          Body language is inadmissible in a court of law, I wonder why? Could it be that it is circumstantial and unreliable? I don’t know, could be!

          • David Schnell
            David Schnell  3 hours back


            • Kevin Richards
              Kevin Richards  3 hours back

              I always thought that the chin stroking nose scratching tell of lying was a load of old twaddle. You look at post match interviews of sports stars and they always make those gestures when they're obviously telling the truth.

              • Loki Main
                Loki Main  3 hours back

                Criminal: *watches whole video* time to take notes to avoid being caught!

                • Georgina Toland
                  Georgina Toland  3 hours back

                  Body language is not a universal language. Cultural differences need to be taken into consideration.

                  • Marie Campbell Dawson
                    Marie Campbell Dawson  4 hours back

                    American People’s Don’t trust nobody, but they want that other Peoples trust them... always something is they Mind .... Create something, .... To Say or do .... Thanks

                    • Marie Campbell Dawson
                      Marie Campbell Dawson  4 hours back

                      Body lenguaje Don’t Say Everything..... Thanks

                      • Heith Watkins
                        Heith Watkins  4 hours back

                        Yet still not one democrat charged with anything???????

                        • Heith Watkins
                          Heith Watkins  4 hours back

                          I have studied body language for years. So I use it to fool people like you.

                          • Nadia Subri
                            Nadia Subri  5 hours back

                            Deceiving people tend to have this negative aura anyway, as soon as they walk into a room you can sense this negative energy, even if they seem to be nice & smiling.

                            • Jess Martin
                              Jess Martin  5 hours back

                              If the American Mole is bringing down the Trump presidency is he a mole, or is he a patriot who believes that the USA is being damaged by a Sociopath who is, perhaps unwittingly, destroying this great country.

                              • ed bled
                                ed bled  5 hours back

                                where did he say they carry flowers like that?

                                • Hugh Manniti
                                  Hugh Manniti  6 hours back

                                  So don't play poker with the FBI

                                  • OverlordShamala
                                    OverlordShamala  8 hours back

                                    Boy... I touch my nose & mouth a lot, especially when I' thinking. Even had it brought to my attention. maybe that's why they brought it to my attention, I was making gesture they interpret it as lying but saw I was being truthful, probably my gestures was in conflict to that idea.

                                    • Diviuz
                                      Diviuz  8 hours back

                                      Rip autistic children if they meet him.

                                      • Tori futures
                                        Tori futures  8 hours back

                                        Great lets pick up on tips on how to hide our body language.To fool others .On serious note i like this .

                                        • Mike Stevens
                                          Mike Stevens  8 hours back

                                          Don't frolicking with spy's , know your league ,

                                          • Popcorn Moonshine
                                            Popcorn Moonshine  9 hours back

                                            By the way he's sitting and shaking his right leg under the chair and gesturing wide with his hands I'd say he's b.s. ing and don't know crap about body language 😒

                                            • Andreea Dobre
                                              Andreea Dobre  9 hours back

                                              Social anxiety level just went through the roof if you're autistic and monitoring your own body language 24/7 trying to appear normal 😳

                                              • Joeislayf
                                                Joeislayf  9 hours back

                                                I love his book! This guy has amazing intuition and observation skills. (That's why he was a former FBI agent lol)

                                                • plolee blowoteehow
                                                  plolee blowoteehow  10 hours back

                                                  what this is is this. looking for certain things that supposedly are indicative of certain moods, temperaments, thoughts, motives, inclinations. however.. they are in no way certain. however, to keep people in line, and to pretend to themselves that they have knowledge, because they would be terrified if they didn't think they had knowledge.. they make these little observations.. and correlate them and categorize them into certain boxes. it's not true. it's all for justification for killing people. that's all. once you can have a large platform of formulated hypotheses about behavior.. when someone acts in a certain way.. and because of it he is shot and killed.. then there is no problem to those in authority. the message? don't get out of line. that is.. don't get out of the line that we tell you is the line. it's not really the line, but we need some make believe line because we can't not have any line and it can't be said that we don't have a line. there is no line.. that is reality. so the bottom line of all of this is that it is evil. it's used to praise some, but it is used to condemn others.. because there must be praising.. or people would be suspicious.. and there must be condemning.. because.. well.. that just make the whole thing seem so much more legitimate. it appears the discerner is disinterested. but in reality if there is condemning at all.. that is evil. there should be no condemning. not that there ought to be praising either.. but there ought not be condemning also. we are addicted to these two things.. and it is a terrible addiction. again, evil.

                                                  • Johnny Pickup
                                                    Johnny Pickup  10 hours back

                                                    Sometimes I just do some of these things cuz I don't know what else to do with my hands lol.

                                                    • TheGuyThat NeverGetsTheJoke

                                                      Aahh thats how my mom knew it was the dog stealing the food and not me...

                                                      • Kat Jasper
                                                        Kat Jasper  11 hours back

                                                        Nice shoes.....and wow - I need to watch my "bunny nose" move....Jo didn't look too comfortable on that small chair...I also don't need to be a body language expert to know some people shouldn't wear certain clothes.....I also think Laura has a thing for Jo...

                                                        • nova_ray
                                                          nova_ray  11 hours back

                                                          that lady in the glasses rubs me the wrong way 😂

                                                          • joynz1
                                                            joynz1  12 hours back

                                                            Well that turned all my years ago body language training on its head. Fascinating.

                                                            • NoName
                                                              NoName  12 hours back

                                                              Mr. Wilhelm was in the FBI also!

                                                              • Kristen D
                                                                Kristen D  13 hours back

                                                                "long conversations" delightful way to refer to torture.

                                                                • SamBoy1135
                                                                  SamBoy1135  13 hours back

                                                                  FBI OPEN UP!

                                                                  • ashzole
                                                                    ashzole  13 hours back

                                                                    umm this agent isn’t telling u the total truth. another reason why you cross your arms is because you can get your hand underneath your biceps and make them look larger, when your hitting on a chic

                                                                    • Rebecca Bartsch
                                                                      Rebecca Bartsch  14 hours back

                                                                      I watched this video. Thought, ‘Huh, that was pretty cool. Let’s go see what the comments say, I know there’s gunna be memes’ oh boi was I right.

                                                                      • Jay Minasi
                                                                        Jay Minasi  14 hours back

                                                                        if your so smart, how come the russians run circles around you?

                                                                        • Jari Norvanto
                                                                          Jari Norvanto  14 hours back

                                                                          Very informative. Behavioural science.

                                                                          • nickvalentine
                                                                            nickvalentine  14 hours back

                                                                            "13:09 ,criminal scum!"

                                                                            • 337 337
                                                                              337 337  14 hours back

                                                                              Politicians must study this thoroughly, because with Trump, as every president in my lifetime, "ADULTS" actually believe the presidents, administration after administration, "ADULTS" BELIEVE these guys care about them OR America. It would be amusing, if it weren't so serious. Look at this deadly 5G thing coming, Trump's like "it's great, you'll love being bathed in radiation!"

                                                                              • BlueButter IceCream
                                                                                BlueButter IceCream  15 hours back

                                                                                Me: Sits down

                                                                                FBI: We got you. Wanna know how?

                                                                                Me: Wtf

                                                                                FBI: That’s how they sit in a village on an eastern island in Jamaica next the Atlantic Ocean in between the coast of Mexico and Canada.

                                                                                • Ana Parada
                                                                                  Ana Parada  15 hours back


                                                                                  • Roxanne M
                                                                                    Roxanne M  15 hours back

                                                                                    It becomes really awkward when you know you’ve been observed. 😉 barring paranoia.

                                                                                    • Zlatan
                                                                                      Zlatan  15 hours back

                                                                                      but I just didn't want the flowers to break, you got the wrong guy,....

                                                                                      • DEfan
                                                                                        DEfan  15 hours back

                                                                                        People seem to forget, say you have a very bad back and it hurts you, you are going to move, stand, differently then a normal person. Body language is about as accurate then the weather people on TV.

                                                                                        • Ben Hill
                                                                                          Ben Hill  15 hours back

                                                                                          I disagree about one point he made about poker. IMO players who one-handed shuffle their chips are ONLY doing it to show off. Why else would you do something so blatantly stupid, since you are clearly advertising the fact that you have spent a LOT of time with poker chips in order to master this trick of dexterity. And what poker player wants to advertise that he or she is NOT a beginner?

                                                                                          • Pearl Perlita Venegas
                                                                                            Pearl Perlita Venegas  15 hours back

                                                                                            I dress like I'm poor & people give me dirty looks they look then quickly look away LOL

                                                                                            • Plz dont talk to me
                                                                                              Plz dont talk to me  15 hours back

                                                                                              Me: EXICSTS

                                                                                              FBI: ...guilty!

                                                                                              • Miguel Burgos
                                                                                                Miguel Burgos  15 hours back

                                                                                                Next time i lie im not going to touch my nose thanks

                                                                                                • Rosie W
                                                                                                  Rosie W  16 hours back

                                                                                                  I don't shake hands...I fist bump.