personal ethics

Definition

The basic principles and values that govern interactions among individuals. Sound personal ethics are typically those that positively impact the experience of others when used to govern an individual's social or business related behavior, and at the very least, such ethics should not have a negative impact on others.

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  • The personal ethics of the chief executive officer are outstanding as he has demonstrated time and time again for us.

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  • After the scandal, Steven regretted that he had behaved so badly and promised himself never again to violate his own personal ethics so flagrantly.

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  • I did not want to go with them to the club because it would violate my personal ethics to talk to people with all that club noise.

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