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Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
6) Discuss the role played by ethics in maintaining interpersonal relationship. (250 words)
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Why this question:
The question is from the static portions of the GS paper IV.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in detail the role played by ethics in maintaining interpersonal relationship.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Explain what are interpersonal relationships in short.
Explain that being ethical isn’t always easy, and to truly be a moral person, you have to try and be ethical in every aspect of life. One aspect in particular is interpersonal communication, or the direct exchange of information between two or more people.
Discuss the importance of interpersonal relationship and how ethics influences it using suitable illustrations.
Conclude by reasserting importance of ethics.