What trait of Polonius is revealed by his plans to spy on his son? What does it reveal about Laertes?

Act 2 Scene 1

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In sending Reynaldo to inquire, thus, spy on his son, Polonius exposes his deceit and mistrustful nature. Laertes, on the other hand, remains a mystery. We know he enjoys the social entertainments in France, and it is easy to infer that he'd rather be anywhere than at court with his family.