Difference between “Having Said that” & “Despite of”

I am not able to find out the difference between "Having said that" & "Despite of".

  1. I like John as a person. Having said that, I don’t like his attitude.

  2. I like John as a person despite my not liking his attitude.

Is there any difference between these two sentences?


Both "having said that" and "despite" imply that what one is going to say next is in contrast or opposite to the previous statement.

Here is the Cambridge Dictionary reference for the same.

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