A small percentage of metahumans express as telepaths. The majority (90%) of telepaths have mild to severe psychological problems, often paranoia, delusions, or sociopathic or psychopathic tendencies. The greater the telepathic abilities, the more likely these psychological problems are to be present, and the more severe they are likely to be.
Several lower powered telepaths work with the IMF, a handful of superhuman level telepaths are considered stable enough to work with the IMF. Telepath working for the IMF are generally not used in field operations. Their duties include overseeing the conditioning of new recruits, performing psych evaluations, and acting as counselors at the Village.
A rogue telepath is considered one of the most dangerous opponents an IMF agent can face. The rumor is that any telepath identified with paragon level powers would be subject to a “kill on sight” general order.