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Advantages of a Stereotype

March 22, 2014 0 Comments


Whilst stereotypes are often seen as a negative presumption about someone due to their particular gender, race or religion, in some cases stereotypes can be hugely beneficial. In the role of being a private investigator, it is your job to appear as unsuspicious and inconspicuous as possible, in order to convince the person you’re pursuing that they are not being investigated. Most of the time, people will not assume that they are being pursued, unless it is made blindingly obvious to them, which means that in the majority of cases, you can investigate without worry of being detected. However, that does not mean that you shouldn’t seek ways to draw as much attention from yourself as possible, and being a woman actually helps with this process significantly.

Now this is by no means suggesting that men are not good private investigators, but it does see how since people often associate males with being P.Is, women are less suspicious. Let’s face it, if you were to learn that someone was attempting to pursue you, there is a high chance that you would scan your surrounding area for men first. You are highly unlikely to immediately begin looking at all of the females in the sector, unless you already knew that the person following you was that gender.

The fact that women are not assumed to be private investigators makes them incredibly useful for investigations where the pursuer is more likely to be detected. Whilst the person in pursuit is busy analysing all of the males around them, the private investigator can keep a close eye on the suspect, and remain unnoticed. There is also a lot to be said for the many qualities that women have that make them excellent private investigators. Aside from their natural ability to multitask more efficiently than men, women don’t often let their ego cloud their judgement in a situation; they are proven to be substantially better than men at reading situations and acting accordingly.

With these points in mind, it is easy to see why women are useful as P.Is and why the stereotypes associated to P.Is allows them to have an easier time when investigating. Hence, we do not limit the Private Investigators we appoint to just men, as women certainly have their place in the industry too. In fact, women have shown time and time again that they are not only equally capable of being a private investigator, but in some cases, more effective than men!

Indonesia Private Investigation Agency  (IPIA) along with our sister agency  Bali Eye Private Investigation Agency  (BEPIA) are  fully registered Private Investigation Agencies offering private detective and private investigator services to the Private and Business sectors throughout Indonesia and South East Asia.


About the Author:

BEPIA's Indonesian Director of Investigations has worked on and directed over 400 cases. She has a Diploma (with distinction) in Private Investigation from the UK, and an Australian Government accredited certificate in Investigative Services.