Psychological Profile – Starfleet Academy
Attending Psychologist: Petralla Wegere, PsyD; Starfleet Medical
Patient ID: 0771-79657-10-75
Name: One of Twelve
19:48 PST (UTC-8)—Borg drones have no fear of injury or death, a sentiment that seems natural to One of Twelve, who until now has never had an injury from her own activity. Spraining her ankle while playing hoverball was a shock, a reminder that she is not as impervious to injury as she might think. She recovered overnight with just a single regeneration sequence, but the thought that she could cause herself more serious injuries will probably keep her cautious for a few days or weeks; it’s hard to tell for certain. I explained that risk is something everyone deals with every day. I think she understands, but only time will tell. I also informed her that I intend to reduce the frequency of these sessions to once a month. I think I detected the smallest trace of sadness that she will not see me as often as she has been the past three months. Beneath that cold Borg exterior, she does have emotions; we just have a very difficult time detecting and interpreting them.
21:08 PST (UTC-8)—Note, Kutrizian Sodu
Mrs. Wegere, I have been researching the effects of their implants on things remotely related to their genetic sequence. When it comes to the hormones that regulate emotions, One and Two are not lacking. They have the full range of responses anyone else would have. What keeps them from expressing most of those emotions is an implant in their head that regulates the production and use of those hormones. On one hand, the implant is a device to keep them from losing control during the heat of battle, but on the other hand, it prevents them from fully expressing how they feel. They can control and adjust these implants, of course, but it takes time for them to determine the appropriate levels. I expect you will find over time they seem more normal when it comes to emotions.