Betazoids are a race of telepathic humanoids native to the planet
Betazed. Betazoids generally do not start developing their telepathic
skills until puberty, when the rush of newly activated hormones serves
to activate their previously latent telepathic talents. A very few
Betazoids are born with the telepathic abilities, but they have to go
through a very intensive psychological experience due to their
inability to filter out the 'noise' created by 'normal' thought.
Because of their training in the schools of Betazed, Betazoids are
rarely xenophobic, and can communicate with most any other race at
With the exception of their telepathic abilities, the Betazoids are
essentially similar to humans in all other respects.
John H. Kim <jhkim-at-darkshire-dot-net>
Last modified: Thu Sep 28 18:07:57 1995