The one word that best describes Inspectors is superdependable. Whether at home or at
work, Inspectors are extraordinarily persevering and dutiful, particularly when it comes to keeping an eye on the people and
products they are responsible for. In their quiet way, Inspectors see to it that rules are followed, laws are respected, and
standards are upheld.
Inspectors (as much as ten percent of the general population) are the true guardians of institutions. They are patient
with their work and with the procedures within an institution, although not always with the unauthorized behavior of some
people in that institution. Responsible to the core, Inspectors like it when people know their duties, follow the guidelines,
and operate within the rules. For their part, Inspectors will see to it that goods are examined and schedules are kept, that
resources will be up to standards and delivered when and where they are supposed to be. And they would prefer that everyone
be this dependable. Inspectors can be hard-nosed about the need for following the rules in the workplace, and do not hesitate
to report irregularities to the proper authorities. Because of this they are often misjudged as being hard-hearted, or as
having ice in their veins, for people fail to see their good intentions and their vulnerability to criticism. Also, because
Inspectors usually make their inspections without much flourish or fanfare, the dedication they bring to their work can
go unnoticed and unappreciated.
While not as talkative as Supervisor Guardians [ESTJs], Inspectors are still highly sociable, and are likely to be
involved in community service organizations, such as Sunday School, Little League, or Boy and Girl Scouting, that transmit
traditional values to the young. Like all Guardians, Inspectors hold dear their family social ceremonies-weddings, birthdays,
and anniversaries - although they tend to be shy if the occasion becomes too large or too public. Generally speaking,
Inspectors are not comfortable with anything that gets too fancy. Their words tend to be plain and down-to-earth, not
showy or high-flown; their clothes are often simple and conservative rather than of the latest fashion; and their home
and work environments are usually neat, orderly, and traditional, rather than trendy or ostentatious. As for personal
property, they usually choose standard items over models loaded with features, and they often try to find classics and
antiques - Inspectors prefer the old-fashioned to the newfangled every time.
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