Friends, before to begin understanding difference between “personal view and point of view”, let’s have a careful look at the following examples :–
- I think that I am so tired and need something desperately to eat….
- As far as my experience is concern, it is going to rain today….(personal view — opinion)
- The river is fully flooded and the bridge is totally closed for traffic… (point of view — point or narrating person)
- Green energy is the need of hour in the wake of climate change threat; however, considering the bottlenecks of production, it might not offer promising option….( point of view — claiming something as the proponent)
Meaning of “personal view”
In the first example, person is expressing his own view without considering anyone. It means that person in question is presenting his self or personal view about how he or she is feeling. This is what we usually term as “personal view”
“what are the criterion for personal view”
- First, expressing person should be first person singular irrespective of gender, such as I, my, me, etc.
- Second, targetted expression should not consider anyone seriously.
- And, here is no need to provide fact, reason, and evidence in support.
So, the meaning of personal view is clear. Just arrange the above criterion, meaning will oozes out automatically.
“Personal view or opinion — how to decide?
In the second example, “As far as my experience is concern, it is going to rain today”, person in question is presenting his view about surrounding instead for himself.
In this case, “when a person expresses his or her general ideas about worldview, without any assertion, it is termed as “personal view or opinion”.
Usually, such opinions are common in referring “possessive case of first person” irrespective of number and gender.
As far as my/our/…..
How to define “point of view”
In respect to this term, “point of view”, there are two possible meaning and uses.
First points out the narration of something through the medium of narrator. Whereas, second begin the debate between proponent and respondent.
Proper interpretation of these terms iis vital to know the difference between personal view and point of view.
In the third example, “The river is fully flooded and the bridge is totally closed for traffic”, person in question is narrating something. Here, the narrating person is medium of narrative.
“Criterion of point of view”
- Such narrative can be expressed by first, second, and third person as per the requirement.
- Here, narrator is more important than narrative as the different narration can be possible by different person in action.
- No need to provide fact, reason, or evidence in support of narrative.
- we cannot begin argument with this type of point of view.
Like earlier, just sum up the above mentioned points for meaning.
“Can we take Point of view to initiate debate ?”
This is quite different from what we discussed — personal view, opinion, and point of view as narrative.
In this case, everything becomes relevant like, facts, evidence, reason, to support argument.
Point of view or stand invites respondent for argument. So, it is the focal point of debate and discussion.
After studying the above examples, we could say that there is slight difference between personal view, opinion, and point of view as narrative. But, “point of view as stand for debate and argument” is totally different from remaining terms.