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


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    YUVRAJ SINGH  48 less than a minute back

    looking at the way he sits i can say he is lying about everything.

    • zarailly
      zarailly  28 minutes back

      that's really quite amazing

      • Skankhunt42
        Skankhunt42  41 minutes back

        Me: always in a state of anxiety

        Him: "where did you hide the bomb?"

        • Cloaked Mania
          Cloaked Mania  42 minutes back

          So you share this video so that all the real spies and criminals know what NOT to do... Good one

          • Swag
            Swag  1 hours back

            Me: **Breaks my leg**

            FBI agent: Yup, this guy is plotting something

            • joonas lehtonen
              joonas lehtonen  1 hours back

              What a player move!! Only saw the guy holding flowers like russian and confronted the guy, without any incriminating evidence, and said: would you like to know how we knew? It was the flowers. Epic.

              • Sentinel Infinitude
                Sentinel Infinitude  2 hours back

                4:18 AIDS BRAH

                • Basia Schild
                  Basia Schild  2 hours back

                  Love this guy and his book

                  • Dabunny Rabbit
                    Dabunny Rabbit  2 hours back

                    Not just body language, but the tone and feeling ones voice has,9:46 and 10:56 not the words, but what does his tone and feel tell you?

                    • Tintswalo Shiburi
                      Tintswalo Shiburi  2 hours back

                      Imagine him as a teacher...

                      • J A
                        J A  2 hours back

                        In at 3:10 Flower Power.

                        • J Oakley
                          J Oakley  3 hours back

                          He's just trying to sell his book

                          • sirhana
                            sirhana  3 hours back

                            his pose if about sick spine, pain in butt and legs.

                            • Sebastian Leonard Dima
                              Sebastian Leonard Dima  4 hours back

                              I read his book years ago!!! Such an awesome book!

                              • HowYesNo
                                HowYesNo  4 hours back

                                What a joke! In East Europe (and probably in every other part of the World) everybody hold flowers up!

                                • Now what the hell do I put here? I ship frerard

                                  Me: _takes a step with the left foot first_
                                  FBI: THIS GUY'S A RUSSIAN SPY

                                  • Kike Bautista
                                    Kike Bautista  4 hours back

                                    In my country you kiss in both cheeks when meeting someone. You cant get more close to a stranger in a first meeting lol.

                                    • Bryant Vick
                                      Bryant Vick  4 hours back

                                      Me: sips tea with pinky out

                                      Him: he’s a British spy, where did you hide the bomb

                                      • Bryant Vick
                                        Bryant Vick  4 hours back

                                        Secret service is cooler

                                        • DoeEyedFaun
                                          DoeEyedFaun  4 hours back

                                          Some people are just nervous by nature. I have a hard time looking anyone in the eye while talking to them. That doesn’t mean I’m a spy it means I’m uncomfortable.

                                          • MrKhronics
                                            MrKhronics  5 hours back


                                            • Virasman
                                              Virasman  6 hours back

                                              Do more!

                                              • Carlos Mejia
                                                Carlos Mejia  6 hours back

                                                🔊 Thanks... I'm applying this right away on my wife...

                                                • Amir H
                                                  Amir H  7 hours back

                                                  That scene in inglorious basterds when you order booze with the wrong three fingers....

                                                  • Xelanderthomas
                                                    Xelanderthomas  8 hours back

                                                    Wow, I have sleep apnea. I rarely get enough sleep as I should. I hope this guy never has to question me. LOL

                                                    • Radford Healsworth
                                                      Radford Healsworth  9 hours back

                                                      Chickens clucking

                                                      • Radford Healsworth
                                                        Radford Healsworth  9 hours back

                                                        Humans are lowsy at detecting deception eh!🧐

                                                        • DimensionVisitor
                                                          DimensionVisitor  9 hours back

                                                          They carry flowers like that in Holland and they're not spies...not all of them.

                                                          • Aaron Lowe
                                                            Aaron Lowe  10 hours back

                                                            You don't need to be taught this stuff. It's common sense. I guess the only thing that isn't common sense is how to verbalise what you see in an objective way that other people can understand.

                                                            • bxt.ch_
                                                              bxt.ch_  10 hours back

                                                              *I'm loving these comments*

                                                              • Itija Gorelick
                                                                Itija Gorelick  10 hours back

                                                                Me: *sneezes*

                                                                FBI: "AHA! You killed Richard the florist!"

                                                                • Grand Ace
                                                                  Grand Ace  10 hours back

                                                                  Me: born black
                                                                  Him: Yup, he’s up to something

                                                                • Armin Prnjavorac
                                                                  Armin Prnjavorac  11 hours back

                                                                  George Carlin: Government doesn´t kill people, they "neutralize" them

                                                                  • Mr. Caligos
                                                                    Mr. Caligos  11 hours back

                                                                    Body language aint real. Just a propaganda for labile slaves.

                                                                    • Alex Fraser
                                                                      Alex Fraser  11 hours back

                                                                      Bogus lies... If we are lousy at deception how the F!! Does this man have a job LMAO

                                                                      • Mahzabin Naruse
                                                                        Mahzabin Naruse  8 hours back

                                                                        He said we, humans, are lousy at detecting deception not lousy at deception.

                                                                    • Tzar Boris III
                                                                      Tzar Boris III  11 hours back

                                                                      Me: takes a step

                                                                      Him: you’re going through a divorce and she gets the kids

                                                                      • blossom
                                                                        blossom  11 hours back

                                                                        “Crossing your arms is like a self hug”
                                                                        Me: *cries in lonely while crossing my arms*

                                                                        • Landon Thomas
                                                                          Landon Thomas  12 hours back

                                                                          Similitudes. I love that new word I've never heard before.

                                                                          • Bart Peters
                                                                            Bart Peters  12 hours back

                                                                            He’s lying.

                                                                            • Alex Lim
                                                                              Alex Lim  12 hours back

                                                                              So flowers guy, probably dead now? Lol

                                                                              • MyessYallyah Americus
                                                                                MyessYallyah Americus  12 hours back

                                                                                there is no way that i can survive if they don't pay me the money they owe me

                                                                                • Asperger Peddler
                                                                                  Asperger Peddler  12 hours back


                                                                                  • A European Guy
                                                                                    A European Guy  12 hours back

                                                                                    tips to avoid getting caught by fbi .*mp4*

                                                                                    • TinkDayzeepetal
                                                                                      TinkDayzeepetal  12 hours back


                                                                                      • Jeff V
                                                                                        Jeff V  12 hours back

                                                                                        Crossing your arms is a defensive posture during an interrogation when someone is feeling the pressure. Some people cross their arms to be comfortable. I look for changes during an interrogation outside the norm of their normal behavior. I've seen people turn their whole body in the chair when I make a soft accusation, then I know they're breaking. One woman started smiling all of a sudden, one guy sat up and put his shoulders back trying to look confident. They like to drink water, or yawn/cough to give themselves a moment to make something up. Also looking up to the left or right doesn't mean anything, everyone is different.

                                                                                        • Jeff V
                                                                                          Jeff V  12 hours back

                                                                                          Everyone who watched this, now thinks they're an expert.

                                                                                          • selective outrage
                                                                                            selective outrage  13 hours back

                                                                                            Nice to know that Keanu Reeves isn't lying in interviews. He always touches his mouth and chin. If it means self soothing, he is probably nervous

                                                                                            • Daniel Cortez
                                                                                              Daniel Cortez  13 hours back

                                                                                              selective outrage whats the difference between fbi agent and a cia agent?

                                                                                          • Ντέρεκ Uzel
                                                                                            Ντέρεκ Uzel  13 hours back

                                                                                            Me: forgot to tip
                                                                                            FBI: Russian targeted