Speed of use
Compels others as well as reads
Compulsion easy to resisted, even by inferior targets
Requires significant advantage to forcefully read more than surface thoughts (either high power vs untrained, or multiple vs one)
When deep read is attempted, backfiring and sharing information is possible
Mind Melds pros-
Very deep contact, high exchange of information both ways- with initiator having control of what they send
Seems very hard to resist, even to a strong willed individual of telepathic species. if defense is possible, it seems to require at least peer skill.
Doesn't compel others
Breaking off or misusing can cause damage to subject
U.P. Cinnabar wrote:The info can always be Force choked out of Dukat, or Force lightninged, if nothing else works.
Torture doesn't really work that way. Choke or zap someone, and they may talk, may not. Leia never did.