Three differences between a working relationship and a personal relationship are mainly the physical, verbal and non-verbal boundaries.
Working relationships are built and based on a common work related or ethic/ ethos basis and status. They usually have a strong moral and ethical bond that workers are bound to by code of conduct and often covered and protected by law an example of this would be personal, work related, information is protected by law.
Status, importance and it follows respect can be based on the position within that role for example given within the management structure = manager is responsible for supervisor and care worker.
Responsibility and roles are usually clear, defined and structured. Personal space and values should always be clear. Issues are usually dealt within guidance or there is an agreed way of working; this guidance may be generically written.
Personal relationships, however, are built on few clear structured or defined rules with family tree, interests; hobbies, values, experiences, beliefs and backgrounds the definitive factors. Power may come from a close personal relationship but respect does not always follow and must be earned. Many personal relationships are valued and conducted by socially acceptable boundaries coupled by the value, status and meaning to that relationship.
Some personal relationships may differ to others or be more important than others with language including restrictions (may include use of foul language and unpleasant expressions) based on trust. Words including swear words or gestures could have different meanings in different personal or social groups.
Personal relationships would use familiarity and time to understand what was and was not acceptable especially in some close relationships - often only those in the relationship understand the rules. Respect or status ‘who’s more important