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


Comments • 18 014

  • smileyhappyradio
    smileyhappyradio  7 minutes back

    Well what if you have something like lyme, or arthritis, where you feel movement in your body, feel itchy feelings, to be comfortable have to move ankles, and shoulders around, anytime, to be comfortable...your misreading them. People are different. Most people are also a bit nervous anyway socially.

    • camille ann
      camille ann  22 minutes back

      Does the fbi on my camera know these too

      • Pauline Gray
        Pauline Gray  34 minutes back

        Gosh!  I wouldn't want to be his friend. Constantly analysing me!

        • Kirkury B
          Kirkury B  1 hours back

          Body language can sometimes be valid. Just as his verbal and nonverbal communication, posing and pretending to be serious, makes this individual's argument seem credible. His tactic works so well that he believes his own fallacy. Although body language may be an indicator of general anxeity, it is not specific nor conclusive evidence of anything other than the observer's intended confirmation bias. Behaviors as such are a combination of learned and inate movements, so they can't be a generalized and such. These law enforcement guys sure do know how to lay down a good lie.

          • Mia Mia
            Mia Mia  1 hours back

            My boyfriend : leaves the room.

            FBI Agent in my my web cam :
            No , i totally see what you mean.

            Me : right. ? He's wierd today .
            How's your husband ?

            FBI Agent : He wants us to open our marriage.

            Me : That's rough Janet.

            • edda Smith
              edda Smith  2 hours back

              More fbi videos!

              • E Nigma
                E Nigma  3 hours back

                I’m going to start holding flowers upside down, blinking 7 times a minute, and putting my hands in my pockets when waiting for someone

                • netb
                  netb  4 hours back

                  We also hold flowers that way in western Europe. It helps to resist gravity pulling out the liquids out of the stem. It's the sophisticated way of carrying flowers

                  • Geoff Jones
                    Geoff Jones  4 hours back


                    Boston Marathon

                    What were they doing at these events

                    • Andrew Bevan
                      Andrew Bevan  4 hours back

                      They must have had an off day when they didn't pick up on the body language of the 9/11 hijackers getting on the planes

                      • MinatoOnimaru
                        MinatoOnimaru  4 hours back

                        Me: has anime merchandising
                        *FBI: where are the lolis?*

                        • Laura Leigh Carroll
                          Laura Leigh Carroll  4 hours back

                          the first thing this man said to me? "You have interesting feet" (lmao)

                          • Dragonovus
                            Dragonovus  4 hours back

                            Wtf Europeans aren't holding flowers like that....

                            • Jacko Fantablissimo
                              Jacko Fantablissimo  4 hours back

                              Real question: How many girls has he picked up with this

                              This is sarcastic

                              • Kristi !
                                Kristi !  5 hours back

                                Im interested in getting that book!

                                • tanner bgis
                                  tanner bgis  7 hours back

                                  How many people innocent people jailed by FBI for their stupid decisions? These signs should use for HR, psychologist, psychiatrist etc., these signs are not for finding criminal issues in public.

                                  • KangWein Mui
                                    KangWein Mui  7 hours back

                                    This made me freeze my face

                                    • LunarWolf
                                      LunarWolf  7 hours back

                                      Me: Turns my head at a slight angle
                                      FBI: Aha! We got you! You killed Joseph on 62 street on Tuesday, with a bat!

                                      • Rich83
                                        Rich83  7 hours back

                                        FBI: he's not giving signals. Let him go.

                                        ME: I meant to do that.

                                        • Rob Diaz
                                          Rob Diaz  7 hours back

                                          Bs science

                                          • jordon Garcia
                                            jordon Garcia  7 hours back

                                            FBI: Are you lying?
                                            Me: Random Muscle Spasm
                                            FBI: *YOU LIAR*

                                            • Back Yard Bike Park
                                              Back Yard Bike Park  7 hours back

                                              Joes doing weird stuff with his feet under the chair. I think he’s lying.

                                              • josh_stan_acc
                                                josh_stan_acc  8 hours back

                                                hey my dip and pip knowledge finally came in handy! ik what a glabella is!

                                                • H M
                                                  H M  10 hours back

                                                  I feel suddenly shy infant of my phone camera

                                                  • Rae Ann
                                                    Rae Ann  10 hours back

                                                    I'm glad this guy isn't my therapist...

                                                    • Swetty Spaghtti
                                                      Swetty Spaghtti  10 hours back

                                                      He has strange body language ironically

                                                      • Chad Landry
                                                        Chad Landry  10 hours back

                                                        I'm guessing that he was nervous about the filming of this, likely stage fright. Did I read him right?

                                                        • Chad Landry
                                                          Chad Landry  10 hours back

                                                          the twitching of his foot , the constant hand movements, not certain if he was pressed for time or maybe he enjoys explaining stuff

                                                      • Sam Mann
                                                        Sam Mann  10 hours back

                                                        I’d be interested in seeing how these cues differ for people with asd

                                                        • Christine Fliger
                                                          Christine Fliger  11 hours back

                                                          Working at Starbucks when I had customers that dismissed me while taking their orders, this is what I did: Shoulders back, head tilted up, words the same but clipped..." What can we make for you today?"100% change in customer behavior while doing that.

                                                          • Lee
                                                            Lee  11 hours back

                                                            Me: *anxiety kicks in because I'm socially challenged so rubs my legs, bites the inside of my cheek, blinks rapidly*

                                                            FBI: Yup. They did it.

                                                            • Sweet Zombie Jesus
                                                              Sweet Zombie Jesus  11 hours back

                                                              He said “inquisitive” her pose said “where’s the manager”

                                                              • Kyraleiph
                                                                Kyraleiph  12 hours back

                                                                I wanna talk to this person.
                                                                Seems like a good idea.
                                                                Hardly anyone understands me.
                                                                Odd numb body language.
                                                                FBI: you seem intelligent.
                                                                Me: :p maybe?
                                                                I'm sorta foolin in the comments.

                                                                • Blakensteina1 Blakensteina1

                                                                  yep,, another outrageous pile of total nonsense  . What rubbish . Ridiculous horse carp.

                                                                  • Steve Lamperta
                                                                    Steve Lamperta  12 hours back

                                                                    They get this wrong more than they get it right !

                                                                    • Ben soso
                                                                      Ben soso  12 hours back

                                                                      I’m playing poker this weekend. Thanks for the tips😁

                                                                      • Gumelinho
                                                                        Gumelinho  12 hours back

                                                                        On the start it started with a asian fbi looking guy and i thought
                                                                        Oh nice
                                                                        Then i realized it was a sock sale

                                                                        • Kristin Amadiegwu
                                                                          Kristin Amadiegwu  13 hours back

                                                                          Me: *coughs*
                                                                          FBI- DID YOU EAT THE MONEY
                                                                          Me - No
                                                                          FBI- GUILTY

                                                                          • Kristin Amadiegwu
                                                                            Kristin Amadiegwu  13 hours back

                                                                            Me: Sneezes
                                                                            FBI- Something's up

                                                                            • Audrey Brooks
                                                                              Audrey Brooks  13 hours back

                                                                              Shawn Spencer became successful

                                                                              • amokiaa
                                                                                amokiaa  14 hours back

                                                                                THIS IS SO FASCINATING AND USEFUL!!! THANK YOU

                                                                                • MrDrakonite
                                                                                  MrDrakonite  14 hours back

                                                                                  Me: snorts when laughing

                                                                                  FBI: cokehead....

                                                                                  • Anh Trieu
                                                                                    Anh Trieu  14 hours back

                                                                                    FBI: lengthy conversations.
                                                                                    CIA: enhanced interrogations.

                                                                                    • William Gill
                                                                                      William Gill  14 hours back

                                                                                      you've given me nothing

                                                                                      • ChannalMath
                                                                                        ChannalMath  15 hours back

                                                                                        If we do 'self-soothing' actions more in public than in private, doesn't that mean it's not entirely about the self?

                                                                                        • SpaceOrbison
                                                                                          SpaceOrbison  15 hours back

                                                                                          Professional psychopaths.

                                                                                          • Janōsik
                                                                                            Janōsik  16 hours back

                                                                                            Thats how they carry flowers in EASTERN EUROPE! lol

                                                                                            • WTF HAPPENED
                                                                                              WTF HAPPENED  17 hours back

                                                                                              touching the crotch allot in public!??????

                                                                                              • Sara Danser
                                                                                                Sara Danser  17 hours back

                                                                                                People who have ADHD, Aspergers, Anxiety or Chronic pain will behave and move differently ..