Ethics by term are your sense of right or wrong/ true or false
Your morals and values that define how you are as a person are your personal ethics.
Personal Ethics are instilled in an individual, with a large part having been played by their parents, friends, and family. Examples like honesty, openness, commitment, unbiased behavior, and sense of responsibility comes under the Personal Ethics.
Note: A person’s personal ethics are revealed in a professional situation through his behavior.
On the other hand, how you behave and react to the rules set in a professional setting are your professional ethics.
Professional ethics are those values and principles that are introduced to an individual in a professional organization through work. Rules are for all and strictly follow by all employees. This approach is to help in maintaining the decorum and makes a disciplined and responsible person. Examples like confidentiality, fairness, transparency and proficiency.
Note: These ethics make a person responsible.
Comparison Chart – Personal vs Professional Ethics
|Includes your personal values and moral qualities.||Rules imposed on an employee in a company, or as member of a profession, e.g. doctor or lawyer.|
|Incorporated by family, friends and surroundings since your childhood.||Learnt when you are a part of a professional setting or when you are being trained or educated for working there.|
|Examples: honesty, care, and sincerity.||Examples: no gossiping, time management, punctuality, confidentiality, transparency.|
|Not conforming to these may harm or hurt others.||Not adhering to these may harm your professional reputation.|
|Your personal needs are satisfied by following these.||Your professional needs are satisfied by following these.|