When we approach an emotionally charged subject matter, objectivity can be elusive. By balancing our emotional vulnerabilities with a healthy dose of objectivity, we can make better decisions based on the merits of the subject at hand. Using objectivity allows us to look at a problem from a macro point of view.
By definition, objectivity is the lack of bias, judgment or prejudice. We expect judges to listen to our stories objectively prior to rendering a decision. We expect journalists to present facts objectively so we can form our own opinion of the story. In essence, objectivity and credibility are indelibly linked.