Series: "The Next Generation"
Who She Is: Bartender at Ten Forward, a bar and lounge on the USS Enterprise
What She Taught Us: Trust your instincts.
Guinan is definitely not your basic bartender. As an El-Aurian, she is a gifted listener and empath who can see straight to the heart of any problem or difficult situation. She never let herself be shushed or bullied, and she never ignored her inner voice, because she knew something many of us are still trying to figure out: it will never steer you wrong.