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The difference between personal and professional ethics

Personal ethics refers to the ethics that a person identifies with in respect to people and situations that they deal with in everyday life.

Professional ethics refers to the ethics that a person must adhere to in respect of their interactions and business dealings in their professional life.

In some cases, personal and professional ethics may clash and cause a moral conflict. For example:

More often than not people at work resolve moral conflicts by drawing a line between their professional and individual roles.

In other words, they separate their work from their personal life and follow their professional code of conduct.