Originally Posted by The Guardian
Guinan was more psychic - her gifts were just different not necessarily better, I think.
Guinan was "A Listener" and thus extremely perceptive, often seeing the things that the person she is helping could never see.
Troi relies entirely on being able to know exactly what is on the mind of her subject, and I remember one episode where she lost her telepathy, and was completely and utterly useless - falling back on generic stuff that she had been taught in classes, and eventually falling upon a solution by complete chance!
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