According to Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary INTEGRITY Main Entry: in·teg·ri·ty Pronunciation:\in-te-gr-t“\
Etymology: Middle English integrite, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French integrit©, from Latin integritat-, integritas, from integr-, integer entire
Date: 14th century
1 : firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values:
2 : an unimpaired condition: soundness
3 : the quality or state of being complete or undivided: completeness
synonyms see honesty
Contrary to the dictionary’s definition, as a general rule, when working in the area of personal or executive protection, the word “integrity” is more aligned with the word “loyalty.” This can cause problems if you are an especially moral person who will be greatly bothered by the less-than-honest behavior of the principal under your protection.
From the perspective of the private life of your principal, he or she is entitled to complete and absolute confidentiality, which may or may not “fit” with your personal code of ethics or morals.
Here’s an example: You are protecting a celebrity principal. Let’s call him Mr. Brown. In the course of an evening out on the town, your boss tells you to take him to an address that belongs to a young woman who joins him in the back seat of the limo, for a brief or a lengthy period of time. A few hours later the detail heads for the principal’s home and the interim shift takes over.