Does our behavior in our personal relations affect how we behave in our professional relationships? Interesting question that just came to me.
I am thinking I should look up some research on the subject. For the moment, I am going to rely on my own experience. It seems true that most people apparently behave differently in their personal lives compared to their professional lives. However, if we were to probe deeper, we may be surprised to note that the inherent ethics and values are the same.
For instance, a person may not be in a position to be bossy at work, he may be very bossy and dominating at home thou. Now, this person may exhibit his bossy nature in a more subtle way at work. The trick would be to take note of such little things as stepping in front of a line and not excusing themselves. Generally it is small little things like this that give away the real values.