He was a pacifist who knew of no one who could bear malice against his race or himself personally. He boasted of his intelligence and considered himself to be neither important enough to be held for ransom nor radical enough to be considered a threat.
In 2366, he was abducted, along with Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Esoqq by a hitherto unknown species for use in a covert experiment to study their different attitudes towards authority. He was later returned to Mizar II when the experiment ended. (TNG: "Allegiance")