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  • Tuw Sars
    Tuw Sars 5 місяців тому +4922

    He’s definitely someone who can make you admit everything just by his personality

    • Ante Ujcic
      Ante Ujcic 14 днів тому

      I killed a man with a spoon, i lured him to a dark alley with gulash and then proceeded to spoon him to death

    • Tuw Sars
      Tuw Sars 19 днів тому +1

      @Taylor Sharifzadeh there’s a saying in arabic that says judging a person does not define who they are , it defines who you are 😄

    • Taylor Sharifzadeh
      Taylor Sharifzadeh 19 днів тому

      Lmaoo snake mentality.

    • Javon smith
      Javon smith 2 місяці тому +1

      @Valentine that’s not how it works lmao take a psych class pleade

    • Robert Brown
      Robert Brown 2 місяці тому

      Admit i was with mother while he looks at the back of my 🥜🌰s .

  • James Surprisal
    James Surprisal 4 місяці тому +1902

    An important caveat is that when interviewing anyone, you need to establish a “baseline” for their individual body language. Maybe they are naturally more nervous or nervous because of the situation. So you first ask questions you already know answers to to see how they react. Watch how they move when they tell the truth. Figure out their “normal”. Then, you can ask calculated questions and see if there is deviation. You are looking for *clusters* of indicators - not isolated indicators.

    • Lance Vangen
      Lance Vangen 18 днів тому +1

      Real cold blooded calculated killers don't answer questions!!!

    • TartempionLampion
      TartempionLampion 18 днів тому +2

      He said that: "there is no pinocchio effect"... He also did not say.people are lying, he said they are in discomfort, which is totally different, you can tell the truth and feel discomfort.

    • Thomas the Thermonuclear Bomb
      Thomas the Thermonuclear Bomb Місяць тому

      @TheSpaceCoyote82 You think you do it for no reason, but you're doing it for a reason that you might not even know

    • carmichael moritz
      carmichael moritz Місяць тому +1

      I suffer with anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder , every question asked increases my anxiety thus making me look guilty towards the end. Never assume you think you know it all.

    • Davie Dood
      Davie Dood Місяць тому

      @James Surprisal this is why a good liar will throw off the base line right away 🤣

  • rhaoole
    rhaoole 3 місяці тому +796

    I'd love to see how they view the body language of people with ADHD. Can they tell if they have it, or do they assume they're hyperactive or moving so much because they're lying or nervous? Just an interesting thought that I'd like to see explored!

    • Radio Raven
      Radio Raven 15 днів тому

      they assumed I was lying when I reported my 1911 stolen, sided with the felon, and suggested I was a suicidal.

    • Luke Coleman
      Luke Coleman 18 днів тому

      or autism

    • Heathenrie
      Heathenrie 25 днів тому


    • Spaced92
      Spaced92 26 днів тому

      People will often already be nervous talking to an FBI agent I imagine, just going off what the guy said, if there is no pinocchio effectwhat you should be looking for instead is outliers. A lie is abnormal behaviour, you are explicitly acting in a certain way. Nervousness is not. Even going out of your way to show some nervousness or lack of it is showing unconscious signs that the person you are communicating with will pick up, if you have ADHD they will pick up something, but jigsaw pieces that don't fit get put aside.

    • akatsuki 10
      akatsuki 10 Місяць тому +2

      people with ADHD are good liars. However, when they lose themselves to their real personality they can tend to give off a lot of information. Otherwise, people with ADHD are overreactive and fidgety.

  • Z3IRO
    Z3IRO 6 місяців тому +736

    I'm glad that those "signs" he laid out at the beginning were myths. I've put so much effort over the years into avoiding showing these signs by accident so I don't come across as untrustworthy, and when I do them by accident I always felt like I'm somehow maliciously deceiving people or myself without knowing about it. This puts my mind at ease - self-soothing, if you will

    • Buddy Johnston
      Buddy Johnston 2 місяці тому +7

      @Kailey Winter bro really put ‘💀’ 💀

    • Kailey Winter
      Kailey Winter 2 місяці тому +1

      Self soothing if you will💀

    • Twinturbobmw 535xi
      Twinturbobmw 535xi 3 місяці тому +12

      Myths or not regular cops use these as to see wether your lying to them so I’d still practice that if I were you. I know I do.

    • Juliana Kleijn
      Juliana Kleijn 4 місяці тому +4


  • misses elise
    misses elise Рік тому +11753

    i’m glad that he said that self soothing behaviors doesn’t necessarily mean someone is lying

    • Brick Tamland
      Brick Tamland 4 місяці тому +1

      when he says these behaviors dont necessarily mean someone is lying. hes basically saying that any claims he is making are made up lol

    • Arku
      Arku 5 місяців тому +3

      I agree. And if you're being interrogated, even if you're not guilty of anything, you'd still be a bit nervous. Unless you're literally a hardened criminal who's been interrogated countless times before.

    • Haydn Rogan
      Haydn Rogan 5 місяців тому +1

      Self soothers are non confrontational, and thus will deceive in order to avoid conflict.
      It's still an indication that this person under pressure may not be trust worthy.

    • Derrick Henry
      Derrick Henry 5 місяців тому

      At the end even if that’s what he said it isn’t necessarily true

    • Aspen Hill
      Aspen Hill 6 місяців тому +6

      Never underestimate the role pain may play in body movement. Chronic pain distorts normal body messaging.

  • Yoko Tanaka
    Yoko Tanaka 2 дні тому +1

    Omg, he looks like a movie villain or like a big boss or something, he's so intimidating

  • Oda Kauffman
    Oda Kauffman 3 місяці тому +300

    Love that he first mentioned crossing arms and looking away. I cross my arms often to relieve anxiety and I usually tend to look away when being explained something because I'm visually processing information they tell me.

  • Angel Acuna
    Angel Acuna 3 місяці тому +185

    I remember I was in an argument with a friend if mine and I crossed my arms. She instantly called me out on it and said if I'm being open and honest then why did I cross my arms. Thats a defensive stance. Later I found out that this was meant and a self sooth which I find more realistic. That situation was stressful for me so crossing my arms made sense I do that when I'm anxious or upset

    • Joyful Sorrow
      Joyful Sorrow Місяць тому

      Don't worry about it, this is all just pseudoscience.

    • M747HVY
      M747HVY 3 місяці тому +4

      Not my case. I never fold my arms unless I want to show aggression. I do it deliberately as it accentuates large arm muscles and is a warning of what could potentially unfold. I have never in my life folded my arms outside of that situation. Body language is not an exact science at all...

    NIKKITHEVIXEN 4 місяці тому +112

    This is the most interesting thing I've seen in a long time. I can feel this guy's passion and attention to detail. The way he described seeing pertinent nonverbals jumping out at you as if a caricature when played at double speed was INCREDIBLY perceptive. I'm so intensely interested in this individual and his affinity to human behavior.

  • sam'ool red
    sam'ool red Рік тому +15153

    Imagine being in highschool about to take a girl out for a first date , you get to the door and this is her dad waiting to see into your soul .

  • Colby
    Colby Місяць тому +27

    He actually wrote a book that is very detailed and I would highly recommend it it’s called the power of body language this guys has helped me understand people in a different light and he is definitely a great instructor

  • William Walker
    William Walker 3 місяці тому +92

    The guy is giving a simplified summary for total beginners and people think it is an exact account if the methods they use. Agents have spoken with innocent and guilty people, their knew how to account for simple nerves and a guilty person. They know how to establish a baseline to account for individual traits. And most importantly, none of this can be used too convict you. They can't just say "yep he's the murderer, he is lying" and throw you in prison. It is just a tool to help then when interrogating so they can have an idea if when they are being lied too, or who they should focus on. They still need to investigate and find actual PROOFV to convict you. If you didn't do it, they can't convict you just because you seemed like you were lying.

    • °\ l•v•l /°
      °\ l•v•l /° 2 місяці тому +5

      he forgot the part where people are constantly judged for their race gender and ethnicity, all these intricate details and the wrong people still end up behind bars with the blame for someone else’s actions

    • Bella Gatto
      Bella Gatto 3 місяці тому

      They can start with "process crimes", claiming that you've lied to them, and you'll either spend your entire life savings defending yourself, vs their infinite resources, or pleading to something just to make the pain go away. They'll do it to someone you know to get them to make a claim that you're involved. You might think that the burden of proof is on them, but you'll find out that's no longer true, if it ever has been.
      It's naive to think that if you're 'innocent', that you have nothing to worry about, or that the people that make up the organization are altruistic about solving crime, rather than furthering their own agenda, even if it's just their career advancement.

  • K Russell
    K Russell 4 місяці тому +219

    I mistakenly grew up thinking you were innocent until proven guilty. I dont know when that changed but found out that law enforcement in the US, believe you are guilty and must prove your innocence. That's why you need a lawyer even if you didn't commit any crime. So just knowing that they think I'm already a suspect would make me nervous and give off guilty vibes.

    • M3RL
      M3RL 22 дні тому

      It always should be innocent until proven guilty. Guilty until proven innocent is such a backwards form of justice. Burden of Proof should always lie with the prosecutor imo.

    • s Hill
      s Hill 2 місяці тому +1

      @William Walker - not so friend. What they are saying is actually true. They're not talking about just conviction.
      What you are speaking on is the ideal that is based on freedom and justice and the hope that everything will be instituted correctly and fair, no matter race, creed or religion. You would be wrong.
      In practice, the role between judge, jury and executioner has been blurred.
      When you have people being shot dead in the street over traffic violations or minor offenses and innocent people in prison or some kid doing jail time over carrying an ounce of weed, then your narrative falls apart.
      Especially considering the court of public opinion. What the op said is true, you have to prove that you were innocent based on the charges that the Leo or the prosecution want to charge you with. This is true for a lot of Americans - if they want you to be guilty you will be, unless you can prove otherwise.

      GINA GREEN 3 місяці тому

      Yup I hear you there.$5,476.00 for discovery of brain tumors and epilepsy.Dr’s note and proof in the MRI ! It’s a money racket. To project and swerve and not protect and serve. I will not forget.Ever!

    • William Walker
      William Walker 3 місяці тому

      @Taunia Femrite how is that "Trump's"? He didn't come up with that idea, at most he didn't disagree with it. He is not even in office, so how can you put his name on it like he invented the idea? In any case, they justify that on the same basis that they can detain people instead of arresting them. They can detain you on suspicion until they can investigate. You wouldn't like a world where they can't do that. They need to establish a reasonable suspicion if a crime to proceed to arrest, then they need to optive guilt to convict you. What you are talking about it temporarily detaining your weapons, not permanently seizing your guns, so it is not unlawful seizure. There is a due process that is followed. And I say this as a person who doesn't even agree with these laws. Your analogy is false and so are your accusations.

    • William Walker
      William Walker 3 місяці тому +3

      You are confused. That has nothing to do with whether law enforcement will suspect you or investigate you, that solely has to do with the standards they need to use to convict you. Cops can proceed with an investigation on relatively minor suspicions, they don't need to know you are guilty. What would be the point of investigating if they already KNEW you were guilty? The entire point is to discover if there is any proof if your guilt. Then the standards for arresting you are also much lower than for convicting you, although they offer to make sure they can't get a conviction before they arrest, unless it is an emergency. But they cannot convict you of a crime just because it seems pretty likely that you are guilty, they need to prove beyond reasonable doubt that you are guilty. In places like the UK, they can't arrest you on suspicion, and if you can't prove that you are innocent, you will be convicted. In the US they need to prove that you are guilty, it you must be acquitted. That is what it means. So you are apparently mistaken.

  • Anthony Pierce
    Anthony Pierce 6 місяців тому +62

    my dad was a Drill Sargent in the Army, he had the ability to read people's behavior like this..it was unnerving to have him explain my behavior to me

  • ShinyEdits
    ShinyEdits 2 роки тому +18075

    Wouldn't anyone be stressed and uncomfortable if they are talking with an FBI agent even if you have done nothing wrong?

    • Sans
      Sans 2 місяці тому

      Haha Funny

    • a3300000
      a3300000 2 місяці тому

      Especially since they are a corrupt agency operating with the sole purpose of pushing a political agenda.

    • Kim K
      Kim K 3 місяці тому

      @Chris Renfro 😆

    • Nobody
      Nobody 3 місяці тому

      After having a security clearance and being investigated every 5 years for 3 decades, you eventually get used to it (provided you have nothing to hide).

    • Bella Gatto
      Bella Gatto 3 місяці тому

      @Chris Renfro They just want somebody. That's the goal. The right person or not, doesn't matter, and it shows.

  • Blessings Of Paradise
    Blessings Of Paradise 5 місяців тому +21

    14:09 I took several interpersonal plus non - verbal communication courses at SFSU and utilize such knowledge gained daily. It really helps out when encountering crooks/thieves.

  • Coleen Long
    Coleen Long 4 місяці тому +35

    This information is important for women, especially, to read any stranger who might approach without an “invitation” to do so !!!
    Thank you Joe Navarro !!!

  • Vo nguyen
    Vo nguyen 17 днів тому +1

    No matter what happens, how old I get, what happens in my life, who comes in and out of it, these videos will always be here for me, and for all of us. Techno was a light that shone brighter than any other out there, and he was a real beacon of hope for many of us. I'm just very glad that he's resting now, and doesn't have to suffer anymore. Props to you, Techno, and as the saying goes, "Technoblade nevah dies!" :D

  • Someone
    Someone 5 місяців тому +16

    I’ve always been interested in the study of body langue. In middle school it was really easy to read someone’s mood. For example, I would always know who liked who just because if their body language towards that person etc. Right now I’m in high school and it’s easy to read someone’s body language.

  • ok and
    ok and Рік тому +18797

    Imagine trying to lie to your dad who is in the FBI

    • Dan Nison
      Dan Nison 7 днів тому


    • Black Empress 😈
      Black Empress 😈 14 днів тому

      Human lie detector 😂

    • acidwayne
      acidwayne 22 дні тому

      You'll get real good at it lol

    • carmichael moritz
      carmichael moritz Місяць тому +1

      If I had a parent that worked for the injustice system I would run to the hills and never come back. according to the injustice system we are guilty until proven innocent. everything we say is a lie until they prove otherwise.

    • Falseof Doom
      Falseof Doom Місяць тому

      Meet the fockers.

  • Fletcher Norwood
    Fletcher Norwood 3 місяці тому +8

    Absolutely love this video.and,of course i was watching his body language as he's both exposing common myths and explaining body language.

  • Colten Kelso
    Colten Kelso 20 днів тому +6

    A lot of us have very bad anxiety which causes us to over read into people and situations. That includes body language like crossing arms, looking away etc. really those are just nervous habits to help calm us down.

  • Alex Olivarez
    Alex Olivarez 5 місяців тому +30

    I never thought about getting away with small crimes but thanks for the lesson bro. I feel like I've been safely taught to get away with everything.

  • Israel Duncan
    Israel Duncan Місяць тому

    Great content, I've always been interested in learning to read body language "nonverbals". Really very interesting

  • Sarah Costa
    Sarah Costa 3 роки тому +5638

    Can we make this a series I love learning abt body language/behaviors

  • In confusion
    In confusion 3 місяці тому +71

    „ that’s how they carry flowers in Eastern Europe” my grandparents in Poland always instructed me to carry the flowers facing down because they insisted that this way the bouquet would not lose its shape and would look fresh for longer… I never knew it was a cultural thing, I just thought that it makes sense to carry them this way, because otherwise gravity would make the bouquet lose its shape faster… and I think it’s true. If you are transporting flowers and you want to protect its looks in shape then it’s better to carry them this way…

    • Nezumi Körner
      Nezumi Körner 2 місяці тому +1

      Yea. I know it that way too

    • Filipa Laureano
      Filipa Laureano 3 місяці тому +4

      My Portuguese mom has always told me this as well!

  • CLH
    CLH 3 місяці тому +1

    The "looking up when you're thinking" is a tricky one. I know I do that because I'm making sure I'm definitely not forgetting details because I DON'T want to mislead someone. However, I went to school with a girl who proved time and time again that she was essentially a pathological liar and what ALWAYS gave it away was her doing this. Because of her, I really notice when people do that and in my experience have come to find that most of the time it's due to the latter 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Maxwell Mhaka
    Maxwell Mhaka 5 місяців тому +49

    Non verbals are deep rooted in psychology, however,I liked it when he said it's for analysis rather than judgement

  • David Cajudo
    David Cajudo 5 місяців тому +16

    What's in our hearts, comes out of our body language, the tongue, the clothing style, color.

  • Keith Smith
    Keith Smith 3 роки тому +16803

    His body language told me that he was thinking “so these idiots think I can teach 40+ years of experience and education in a 15 minute video”.

  • Susan Puckett
    Susan Puckett 4 місяці тому +8

    Love learning this info! It’s fascinating! Thanks for making this video. I’m going to get that book.

  • Richard Deckard
    Richard Deckard 2 місяці тому +3

    One of the very best.
    His book, “What Every BODY Saying” is a superb introduction to body language and Kinesics.

  • BG Smith
    BG Smith 5 місяців тому +2

    Good stuff right there for the taking. Many of us feel it naturally and this just helps hone this skill even further, for protection. Love the delivery. Make it more palatable. Thx for sharing. Looking for book now.

  • Dinu Comendant
    Dinu Comendant 6 місяців тому +91

    Being an Eastern European, when he was showing how the Americans hold their flowers, I immediately understood what would come next and how they caught the Eastern European spy :D

    • Ivan Sushanski
      Ivan Sushanski 4 місяці тому

      @michele barile I don’t think anyone knows that better than you?

    • Canna-bitch.
      Canna-bitch. 5 місяців тому +1

      My family is Eastern European and German on my moms side- I was always taught to carry them that way- I was born in the US tho🤣

    • Dinu Comendant
      Dinu Comendant 6 місяців тому +14

      @ROHAN DEV YADAV because the flowers in the shop are usually held in water, so in order to avoid dripping on you, you hold it down

      ROHAN DEV YADAV 6 місяців тому +3

      And why eastern Europeans carry the flowers like this?

    • michele barile
      michele barile 6 місяців тому +1

      I'm west European and carry flowers upside down: am I a spy! 🤔

  • Jesus Salazar
    Jesus Salazar Рік тому +8369

    3:10 Imagine working years to get the American way, the perfect accent, the behavior, the way they act, to finally pass as a 100% American and in the end, flowers gave you away, wow.

    • TartempionLampion
      TartempionLampion 18 днів тому

      That's why some people hate flowers...

    • Naomi Burn
      Naomi Burn 6 місяців тому

      Where an Israeli agent was completely passing as a Palestinian undercover until he did one thing off and his cover was blown

    • Naomi Burn
      Naomi Burn 6 місяців тому

      A scene like that happened in Fauda

    • Luis Kross
      Luis Kross 8 місяців тому +1

      @Ethan Weeter How about leave the flowers in the ground were they belong

    • Shmeepness
      Shmeepness 10 місяців тому +1

      Ohhh yeah!!! I know that method, I'm asian, and for some reason my mom always told me to hold flowers downwards because I dont remember the reason but it was something to do with the flower being fresh??? And a lot of people in my country do that too

  • Jim Sweep
    Jim Sweep 4 місяці тому +7

    It's all about how confident you are when you're been questioned by the police and never make eye contact with the people who are questioning you. Always remember that because they are trying to read you.

  • crafty riders
    crafty riders 15 днів тому

    the amount of fear this honestly struck in me is unreal. it's hard to believe there are some people who look at the detail of their daily interactions

  • Sweetpeaperez
    Sweetpeaperez 5 місяців тому +10

    Yessss!!! I have really bad anxiety and people think I'm guilty of something. I love this. Thank you

  • bigdmac33
    bigdmac33 4 місяці тому +11

    Wow. Impressive. It's great to listen to a genuine expert.

    • Toni De Wonderful
      Toni De Wonderful Місяць тому

      Why didn't he become a card shark if he was so smart...

  • KK
    KK 2 роки тому +11775

    When you have social anxiety and don’t know how to hold yourself when talking to another humanoid creature

  • Qvii
    Qvii 3 місяці тому +1

    Your tutorial videos are amazing. I decided to go back to creating soft after 16 years. soft soft is so easy to get into, but also offers

  • Pushkar
    Pushkar 7 днів тому

    Its wonderful how he increases his hand gestures when talking about non verbals at the end.

  • Mitsuru Sanity
    Mitsuru Sanity Місяць тому

    I'm so great I randomly clicked on this video. I really didn't like reading things about "what not to do at interviews" and it stated that crossing your arms is seen is as blocking behaviour and this guy here is literally saying how I've felt about crossing arms: self-soothing behaviour. Bravo. I'll use this information towards anyone who tells me otherwise! Begone with the nonsense!

  • Kevn Joshua
    Kevn Joshua 4 місяці тому +12

    Imagine going to a job interview and seeing this guy 😳🤣

  • m y
    m y 3 роки тому +101638

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

    • AOXGAM3R
      AOXGAM3R 3 місяці тому


      MORAL FORTITUDE... 3 місяці тому


      MORAL FORTITUDE... 3 місяці тому

      Yeah, right... hogwash... and his twin brother is, don t.

    • the rengar main
      the rengar main 3 місяці тому


    • Petros Petrakis
      Petros Petrakis 3 місяці тому

      bit that's even better because he is a professional and knows when to allow a lie because lies are natural and important for kids to feel that they have the upper hand ...so I don't think it is such a big problem on the contrary is much better than not knowing how to behave with a lie especially when you don't know they are lying to you

  • ebony ANTM
    ebony ANTM 4 місяці тому +2

    Understanding nonverbal communication is how my ancestors survived! I've had to use my psychic ability as well as the gift to be able to be beautiful and almost 50 and flawless. Being able to analyze yourself and everyone around you is truly important it is the best college education especially in the that you can have! 🥰

  • Spots Corner
    Spots Corner 5 місяців тому +5

    My ex was an expert at this, never play cards with her lol, she taught me and said I often had contradictory body language and I was hard to read.
    Now , watching this in determined to learn to deliberately make my body language send false signals so that in always read wrong because I've spent my life being misinterpreted by people who think they can read me and decided it's best to make them learn that body language is a poor indicator of anything.

  • Cihangir Hasan
    Cihangir Hasan 3 місяці тому +2

    We need more videos like this one.

    LARRY MANNING 4 місяці тому +8

    These scenarios induce so many confounding factors that as an experimental design, I would feel compelled to reject the results. There is little mention of the hidden complexities of behaviour on an individual level. These scenarios are all very forced, or represent overly obvious activities. Interesting on so many levels.

  • Big Green Tony
    Big Green Tony 2 роки тому +3751

    it must suck being this guy's children, he knows whenever they're lying

    • JapZY
      JapZY 2 роки тому

      @taechwita my grammar is not bad lol

    • JapZY
      JapZY 2 роки тому

      @andrade ik right

    • taechwita
      taechwita 2 роки тому +2

      DarkKnight Sky now I understand why your grammar is bad. And, why’d you even bother reading it if you thought it was long?

    • Christal Turner
      Christal Turner 2 роки тому +1

      SirDrake Stone you don’t have to be married to have kids

    • Elena Bala
      Elena Bala 2 роки тому

      Haha they are probably super liars now though

  • Mary Appleseed
    Mary Appleseed 2 місяці тому +1

    This was awesome thank you so much Joe!!!

  • Hurt
    Hurt 3 місяці тому

    Very well explained!

  • Elia Cordaro
    Elia Cordaro 2 місяці тому +1

    Had this book for 10 years now...

  • Alejandro Genesio
    Alejandro Genesio 5 місяців тому +1

    He is so good at this that gives you the impression like he is not aware of his surroundings

  • Nanda Desu
    Nanda Desu Рік тому +5992

    _"Somewhere, they say you can have a poker face, but I don't think you can have a poker body"_
    Best quote, gonna remember that

    • Josh Art Vandelay
      Josh Art Vandelay 2 місяці тому

      @Jesus The Messiah Apparently you'd be surprised at how often that does go down.

    • °\ l•v•l /°
      °\ l•v•l /° 2 місяці тому

      @Jesus The Messiah fr💀

    • Jesus The Messiah
      Jesus The Messiah 2 місяці тому +1

      Don’t matter. I can look as guilt as the devil. Do you have any evidence that I’m guilty ? Or your jus convinced I am ? Good luck convincing the Jury.

    • Thetreeboy
      Thetreeboy 2 місяці тому

      I have a poker body, when I'm conversation my whole body is used to communicate (autism)
      So if I'm talking to someone I'm standing completely still unless I CHOSE to move or pose

    • °\ l•v•l /°
      °\ l•v•l /° 2 місяці тому

      @Bro what i liked her till she made judas

  • Tharunbharathi.S.Reddier
    Tharunbharathi.S.Reddier 3 місяці тому +2

    This man right here can tell what you were browsing without looking at your browser history by just reading your body language

  • Jana Tomala
    Jana Tomala 2 місяці тому +2

    One time my narcissistic dad got mad at me because my arms were in the “self-soothing” position because he misunderstood what it meant. Which now speaks volumes to how uncomfortable I was around him.

  • not me
    not me 8 днів тому

    I actually read his book and its amazing

    ELLAS 14 днів тому

    Everyone, including so called experts, arrive with certain preconceptions which regardless of training they cannot avoid. To say that all non verbal behavior transmits information involves a certain degree of teleology. There's also some tautology in terms of logical form

  • Bobble Gobble
    Bobble Gobble Рік тому +3982

    Him: starts talking about how many times people blink per minute
    Me: starts blinking uncontrollably

    • Bat Lover
      Bat Lover 23 дні тому

      Tourettes can cause a person to blink uncontrollably.
      Nah! They MUST be GUILTY!
      Too bad for all those with anxiety, Tourettes, chronic pain, ADHD, who are Autistic, etc. etc. etc.
      "That person scratched her nose! GUILTY!"
      I call it what it is:

    • A Nerd With Glasses
      A Nerd With Glasses Рік тому

      I wear glasses and honestly I don't think I even blink all that often in a minute.

    • Seun Gold
      Seun Gold Рік тому


    • Zetsumo
      Zetsumo Рік тому

      Its not relatable you just become self conscious and you dont do it with muscle memory you do it consciously its not relatable it happens to everyone completely different 😂😂😂

    • ゆきふらさすけ
      ゆきふらさすけ Рік тому

      Me: Stops blinking for a full minute

  • JimsEquipmentShed
    JimsEquipmentShed 5 місяців тому +1

    Here’s the down side of this, sometimes mannerisms are driven by physical issues.
    For example, I cross my arms a lot. It’s not a self hug, it’s due to my shoulders being shot, and it’s more comfortable to hold them pulled in.

  • starlight 3018
    starlight 3018 2 місяці тому +2

    I was severely gaslighted , criticized, and insulted as a child, I was the victim of a raging verbally abusive mother. I struggle with feeling guilty all the time even for things I have nothing to do with. I believe I always look nervous and like I'm hiding something. It has hindered my jobs, because I look like I'm hiding something I did wrong. I always wondered if a professional body language interpreter could tell I was abused or would I just look guilty.

  • Phiro NoSurvivors
    Phiro NoSurvivors 3 місяці тому +2

    Readying body language is like predicting the weather. Sometimes it's right but most times it's wrong.

  • Aaron Khuram
    Aaron Khuram 3 місяці тому +3

    Imagine if this guy was to meet someone with a solid pokerface !

    • FearsomeFool
      FearsomeFool 3 місяці тому

      But what about their poker body?

  • rachael smith
    rachael smith Рік тому +5890

    Lol. He said natural blink rate is 8 times a minute and then proceeds to blink 9 times in the following ten seconds. I’d say he’s keeping trade secrets

    • Zen Amen
      Zen Amen 3 місяці тому

      He's doing public speaking. What a ridiculous comment.

    • Big Papi
      Big Papi 3 місяці тому

      You misunderstood what he said. He never said that the blink rate for everyone was 8 times a minute, he was giving an example and said “their natural blink rate” in reference to the example person. He first establishes the blink rate for each individual under normal conditions so he can use as a reference to compare with the blink rate they have when asked questions that are relevant to a crime, a suspect, etc.

    • Baby Grinch
      Baby Grinch 3 місяці тому

      @Donna Dovico I'm glad someone pays attention

    • Reezy
      Reezy 4 місяці тому


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      Luna 4 місяці тому


  • Ashley Marie Ramirez
    Ashley Marie Ramirez Місяць тому +1

    I have ADD/ADHD and fidget all the time, especially touching my clothes, hair, and face. I also fold my arms all the time alone or in public. I love these videos though they are SO interesting.

  • JoVenus Divine
    JoVenus Divine 5 місяців тому +5

    But what is not realizes when people have conditions such as PTSD or CPTSD .... THAT PLAYS A BIG ROLE IN PEOPLE'S TRUST

  • B B
    B B 2 місяці тому +1

    I constantly tilt my head when listening because I’m deaf in one ear. OCD has me frequently chewing on the insides of my cheeks. Lots of things need to be taken into consideration when determining non-verbal signals.

  • Albert Rosa
    Albert Rosa 4 місяці тому

    This would be useful in Japan. Useful in the friend finding scene and especially useful in the dating scene.

  • Lea Kersnick
    Lea Kersnick 2 роки тому +9458

    I’m a master at body language. For example, if someone is asleep, they are unconscious.

  • YoutubeHome
    YoutubeHome 4 місяці тому +1

    What a great job to have. I like this talk. What cool Tech we have as well.
    I used to listen to/study NLP, body language is often over analyzed.

  • O William Foley
    O William Foley 5 місяців тому +1

    My dad was 30 years in the FBI,God bless everyone reading this!

  • The Boxer
    The Boxer 5 місяців тому +1

    Thank for clarifying the looking away in another direction. I look in the other way as I process the information that is given to me. As you grow older, you become more analytical.

  • Renata Cantore
    Renata Cantore 4 місяці тому +1

    Thank you for your very informative video.

  • seasharpdeflat
    seasharpdeflat 2 роки тому +7162

    I'm an expert too. I saw a guy walking the other day and quickly deduced he was going somewhere.

  • J Kardi
    J Kardi 4 місяці тому

    Joe Navarro is awesome. His books are great

  • P.T
    P.T 5 місяців тому +2

    As somebody who lives with anxiety disorder that has to be taken into the equation. I squirm I have difficulty making eye contact I look away pretty much every signal of me lying when I'm telling the complete truth.

  • Trizzly Grizzly
    Trizzly Grizzly 4 місяці тому

    I wrote my final exam based on his and a lot of other books around this topic, you can actually learn so mucchhh

  • Geoff Holtby
    Geoff Holtby Місяць тому +4

    Body Language Analysis is a complete pseudoscience and it's insane that WIRED promotes this guy.

  • De B
    De B Рік тому +1951

    I've always found that the best way to learn how to read body language, is to be able to read your own body language first.

    • Jazzy 505
      Jazzy 505 Рік тому

      @De B Thank you for explaining that to me , I am glad to be worthy of your time. Your point really fascinated me as I am somewhat conscious of my feelings but the way I ( or maybe most people) communicate is subconscious. I act, I show signs subconsciously. So maybe just recalling what I felt in the moment or maybe what I was doing in the moment I can learn about certain actions people do including me in such situations. I would like to thank you again.

    • De B
      De B Рік тому

      @Szandika just by looking, I'll say you have got an ambivert personality and it will be down to this trait that makes it difficult for some if not most to read you, because you have the ability to express yourself in different ways given the difference situations you could be in.

    • Szandika
      Szandika Рік тому

      I always wanted somebody to analyze me but they fail to do so.

    • De B
      De B Рік тому

      @Jazzy 505 you do have a valid opinion, most actions are done subconsciously, but only up until the point that you become consciously aware of what it is you're doing.
      Sometimes, you just have to look back and try and recall certain feelings, emotions and the way how you reacted in that situation, and think what are the tell telling signs. Then when someone else is in a similar situation, look at what they're doing and see if there's a comparison. Do this many times over and the results will surprise you.
      I can tell if someone is up to something just by looking at them, how they act around different people and by listening to the way how they speak to different people.

    • Jazzy 505
      Jazzy 505 Рік тому

      I feel that - that quote is incorrect your non- verbal communication is subconscious so how could you be able to read your own body language when you don't even know that it is happening. Just my opinion... Though I noticed that you have written to 'learn how to read your body language' now I don't know how is that possible but just to put it out there not a hater just giving my opinion.......

  • b/tarded Bot 2.2.🤖
    b/tarded Bot 2.2.🤖 22 дні тому +1

    Misinformation put out by FBI. Body language is not the way he describes in this vid. It's circumstantial. Not everyone is the same. Body language experts / specialist doctors / scientists are much better educated than anyone would be by listening / believing this guy.
    There is truth in what he says. But as for mentioned, it's the individuals circumstances that will help determine the agenda of their body language.

  • Peeper
    Peeper 3 місяці тому +2

    What if the spy just said “I was carrying them upside down because I wanted to act like an Eastern European spy”

  • M
    M 2 місяці тому

    imagine having him as your dad. a curse and a blessing, depends on the day.

  • Pirate Chad
    Pirate Chad 5 місяців тому

    I used to bet people money that they could pick anyone in our view and that I could get that person to scratch their nose or face if I make two or three seconds of eye contact with that individual and I always won. That's day one of training for this man!!

  • GO SkidMaRk
    GO SkidMaRk 2 роки тому +55289

    This guy's body language tells me that he is uncomfortable with this interview and that he is withholding information.

    • - i - Faceless Internet Stranger
      - i - Faceless Internet Stranger 3 місяці тому

      At least withholding information

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      Lady Ass 3 місяці тому


    • T Stewart
      T Stewart 3 місяці тому

      His foot underneath the chair looks awkward. What's that telling you??

    • Primac Carolina
      Primac Carolina 7 місяців тому

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    • Kit Coffey
      Kit Coffey Рік тому

      He's definitely not comfortable with that chair, but too polite to say so.

  • Patrick Matemwa
    Patrick Matemwa 4 місяці тому

    This is absolutely smart intelligence thanks for sharing

  • David Hoover
    David Hoover 4 місяці тому

    Great information, thank you for posting.

  • Grímnir
    Grímnir Місяць тому

    I want more!!!. More of this please

  • Me, that’s who
    Me, that’s who 4 місяці тому

    he ain’t never lied: you can’t have a poker body, actions will always speak louder than words

  • DarkAurora
    DarkAurora 2 роки тому +17303

    I can tell by his body language he is saying "please get me a taller chair"

  • Smithy Dandy
    Smithy Dandy 5 місяців тому

    I try so hard to hide anxiety in public that it probably makes me look even worse 🤣

  • Helpless Narwhal
    Helpless Narwhal 3 місяці тому +1

    I want to watch this guy talk to someone with ADHD and get everything completely wrong

  • Akhsin Ilhami
    Akhsin Ilhami 3 місяці тому

    Very informative thank you

  • Zen The protogen
    Zen The protogen Місяць тому +1

    The feet wiggle thing can also be caused by ADD or ADHD

  • SyTy
    SyTy 2 роки тому +3480

    Imagine having this guy as ur dad and u lie about where you were and he’s like “nope Ik ur lying ur foot was pointing North west”

  • Linda Thomas
    Linda Thomas 5 місяців тому

    I found this very interesting thank you for this video!

  • Giles Bennett
    Giles Bennett 2 місяці тому +1

    You wouldn't need body language if people would speak straight forward and honest

  • Claire Jensen
    Claire Jensen 4 місяці тому

    It is interesting how you mention what to look for at the poker table but not what it means. I studied the symbolism in art and fashion and how it was used during wars to spread ideologies and the perception and expression of beauty and how it differs between different cultures and ethnicities as part of a Global Security degree (as electives) to further elaborate on tell tell signs such as the use of army style black boots and ripped jeans amongst the population as well as tattoo (body art) symbolism, but I am not telling you what they mean, after all this is a public forum. Most interestingly, those undesirable groups seem to have a range of 'sign language' which communicates but consciously, not subconsciously like body language.

  • Lawrence Wong
    Lawrence Wong 2 місяці тому +1

    Most of this approach has to do with the utilization of one's 6th Sense of Intuition and 7th Sense of Telepathy. Nothing complicated about this "body language"

  • Nub's Life
    Nub's Life 3 роки тому +8129

    Everyone with anxiety: moves around
    FBI: he’s the one

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    • Corrie De Beer
      Corrie De Beer Рік тому

      he is our only suspect he must be guilty

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    • The Connoisseur
      The Connoisseur 2 роки тому

      BREAKING BLUES: Donald will finally win through RADICAL RECOUNTING ! (-;
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