Anij and CaptainJean-Luc Picard openly expressed a mutual interest in each other. During her time with Picard, Anij demonstrated the ability to slow down time for both of them when engaged together in a moment of deep, personal connection.
While escaping from the Son'a, Anij and Picard became trapped under rock debris due to a cave-in and Anij was critically injured. While holding Picard's hand, Anij managed to slow down time around them long enough for the rest of the Enterprise crew to reach them.
In a character description that was written by Michael Piller and was used by Casting Directors Junie Lowry-Johnson and Ron Surma to seek a performer to play the role, Anij was described thus; "A beautiful, charismatic woman of quiet strength, about 40 years old, healthy, trim and in the prime of life. She takes a special pride of taking contrary positions to the status quo of her people, who are known as the Ba’ku [....] She is suspicious and antagonistic to Picard when he arrives on her world, but ultimately falls in love with him as he defends her people facing overwhelming odds against a terrible conspiracy that will destroy them. She has special powers of inner awareness that will help change Picard’s life." (Fade In: From Idea to Final Draft, The Writing of Star Trek Insurrection)