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


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  • Irving Sanguinetti
    Irving Sanguinetti  21 minutes back

    I've wanting to watch a video like this for a long time.

    • 4DRX
      4DRX  57 minutes back

      I’m mister can’t sit still so I’m screwed

      • Kndw Hnsn
        Kndw Hnsn  1 hours back

        Not always apply to the other cultural or nations people

        • monkey Rotary
          monkey Rotary  2 hours back

          I cross my arms cause I am cold 🥶
          Lol this self hugging is stupid.

          • FBI
            FBI  2 hours back

            Let us not go to area 51.

            • FBI
              FBI  2 hours back

              Hey is this my boss?

              • chezzatron92 x
                chezzatron92 x  2 hours back

                This guy is cool :) very interesting

                • Teeveepicksures
                  Teeveepicksures  3 hours back

                  FBI Guy: We dont have anything nearly as advanced as they do on TV.

                  Also FBI Guy: We "fortuitously" caught a secret mole on a rando camera at a flower shop.

                  Wow. They sure are lucky, huh?

                  • MHG USA
                    MHG USA  3 hours back

                    good luck reading a professional poker player...

                    • ol' man
                      ol' man  5 hours back

                      everyone stand still and dont blink n you'll be ok, otherwise your guilty of something mmkay

                      • Paisley Stovall
                        Paisley Stovall  5 hours back

                        or she just aint tryna be up on that guy like that.

                        • Angelic Rain Drops
                          Angelic Rain Drops  5 hours back

                          I carry flowers like that 😕

                          • Ankur Jadhav
                            Ankur Jadhav  6 hours back

                            Just had another anxiety attack while watching this..

                            • dbltrplx
                              dbltrplx  6 hours back

                              Isn’t an assessment a judgment?
                              Mr. FBI profiler?

                              • dbltrplx
                                dbltrplx  6 hours back

                                With Ruling hands come sweaty palms.

                                • dbltrplx
                                  dbltrplx  6 hours back

                                  Great, now I know what they are looking at and looking for.
                                  Now I can play my games .
                                  Wanna play G-man?

                                  • Guto Knust
                                    Guto Knust  6 hours back

                                    Man, I carry flowers just like East Europeans, when the bouquet is not too big... I'm Brazilian... no idea how Brazilians would carry their flowers...

                                    • b
                                      b  7 hours back

                                      Me:(scratches booty)
                                      FBI: you must have booty bugs

                                      • Vanilla Gorilla
                                        Vanilla Gorilla  7 hours back

                                        Body language reading is a joke 90% of the time lol. I fidget all the time. My knees hurts so I change my stance a lot. I also make a ton face mouth gestures. I pace a lot because I'm hot and trying to get a breeze. I stop eye contact just because I'm sick of looking at a person. I try to stay on the right side of a walkway like a car regardless of how I feel. I blink differently all the time because of allergies and dry eyes. And I sway and change distance when talking all the time. No discomfort I'm just taking weight off each leg for a bit. Or maybe I ate onion. Derp. I carry my flowers upside too because they are top heavy and it takes the weight off the stems while walking and bouncing them around. I'm probably a spy.

                                        • Aung Khant 1010
                                          Aung Khant 1010  7 hours back

                                          why was the girl's shirt at poker table changed?

                                          • picoaga
                                            picoaga  8 hours back

                                            All those movements are NOT confessions you still have get it in verbal or written

                                            • Andrew Carnegie
                                              Andrew Carnegie  8 hours back

                                              Could that be why his leg is shaking under the chair? Is he anxious his performance will not succeed in attracting the revenue he desires?

                                              • Andrew Carnegie
                                                Andrew Carnegie  8 hours back

                                                So this is really an advertisement for his book which capitalizes on his career wherein he employed completely unscientific reasoning to accuse individuals of misdeeds based on his limited understanding of the individuals. OK Got it

                                                • Arturo Obregon
                                                  Arturo Obregon  8 hours back


                                                  • Becso
                                                    Becso  8 hours back

                                                    That's true. We carry the flowers facing down in Easten-Europe, just in a more elegant way. The illustration was a bit clumsy.

                                                    • אודי חמודי
                                                      אודי חמודי  9 hours back

                                                      *everyone different!!!*

                                                      • Herdiantri Sufriyana
                                                        Herdiantri Sufriyana  9 hours back


                                                        • Melania Wypych
                                                          Melania Wypych  9 hours back

                                                          I hope when he says very lengthy conversations he doesn’t mean torture lol

                                                          • Joni Novak
                                                            Joni Novak  9 hours back

                                                            so if your body is fat... then you actualy u r fat.

                                                            • Matas Bernotas
                                                              Matas Bernotas  9 hours back

                                                              he must be fun at parties

                                                              • Etengal Sebelas
                                                                Etengal Sebelas  10 hours back

                                                                Thanks God...he wasn't my father in law...

                                                                • Takedown II
                                                                  Takedown II  11 hours back

                                                                  Who carries flowers like that?? Wtf

                                                                  • Ricardo Alves De Oliveira

                                                                    This guy must make a killing playing poker. Great video.

                                                                    • Jimmy Cicéro
                                                                      Jimmy Cicéro  11 hours back


                                                                      • James Hoagland
                                                                        James Hoagland  12 hours back

                                                                        Here is the deal when dealing with this guy. No matter what you do , YOUR GUILTY.

                                                                        • Blake September
                                                                          Blake September  12 hours back

                                                                          Just imagine the black and white edits of footage with "Body Language" by Queen playing.

                                                                          • ColdieHU
                                                                            ColdieHU  12 hours back

                                                                            HAHAHA omg i knew the one with the flowers. That is how i learned to carry them too.

                                                                            • Jeffrey Claros
                                                                              Jeffrey Claros  15 hours back

                                                                              Is this a joke?😂

                                                                              • SaidThat MentThat RepresentThat214

                                                                                I swear idk why i read the comments man. I'm trying to take this guy very serious but y'all roasting the guy and now he seems like a joke to me. 7 mins in and I'm bout to change video.

                                                                                • TheZombout
                                                                                  TheZombout  16 hours back

                                                                                  IS it bad that I do this tradecraft stuff without ever seeing this video until now. Like I observe this and immediately know the underlying intentions.

                                                                                  • Joshua Perez
                                                                                    Joshua Perez  16 hours back

                                                                                    Thank you!

                                                                                    • Old Guy
                                                                                      Old Guy  16 hours back

                                                                                      I touch my face a lot because i have allergies and my skin crawls and needs to be itched or rubbed.

                                                                                      • Old Guy
                                                                                        Old Guy  16 hours back

                                                                                        dam, now i think about it, i have NEVER crossed my arms even when cold....i dont need self hugs lol

                                                                                        • know me
                                                                                          know me  16 hours back

                                                                                          This was a great video to watched I learned a lot.

                                                                                          • Bonez McCoy
                                                                                            Bonez McCoy  17 hours back

                                                                                            This guy is a total dope.

                                                                                            • GangsterWaldo03
                                                                                              GangsterWaldo03  17 hours back

                                                                                              lmao it must be cool being able to read minds

                                                                                              • Carlos Tolentino
                                                                                                Carlos Tolentino  18 hours back


                                                                                                • Ajax Lewis
                                                                                                  Ajax Lewis  18 hours back

                                                                                                  When somethings on my mind and causing me severe anxiety I always wondered why my back hurts. Thought it was my physical job, but I realised I sit with hunched shoulders and with my neck forward. When I mentioned it to a mate, hes now super vigilant and always looking out for it. Regret telling him tbh he's overly protective of me and my mental health..