What is the difference between Verhalten and Benehmen?
Sein Verhalten meinen Eltern gegenüber ist schön.
Mein Benehmen in der Deutschklasse war sehr gut.
To me, Benehmen has a focus on personal characteristics and manners. When it comes to humans and pets, the words are used as synonyms. Verhalten can also be used to address characteristics of technical objects:
Benehmen can’t be used here.
In addition to the answer of @lejonet I'd like to point out that Benehmen is somewhat close to the idea of manners.
Also, benehmen bei itself is positive.
while Verhalten is just a way of behaving.
makes no sense. People would be asking "How?". It's the same as if I were to say:
that would have people asking "What way?"