He is friends with Ke$ha who sings on his new album, and in the 70s, was friends with John Lennon, Keith Moon and those rock stars, but also people like Groucho Marx and Mae West who saw him as "the last hope for vaudeville."
Personally, I think that he's an Alpha rational. His music has always drifted with the latest trends (up to today,) but he's never had a good grasp of how his audience would react to his experimentations. His sales have been very good and very bad, and some would argue, so has his music. (Personally, I like much of it -- even if it is silly.)
He was addicted to alcohol in the 70s and spent awhile in a sanitarium, about which he wrote an album.
You already suggested LII so run with it. No one has paid attention to this dude since he wrote a few angry blog posts after 9/11.
What kind of answer is that..?
His album debuted in the top 25 of the Billboard charts this week, so I wouldn't say "no one is paying attention to this dude."
I heard his new album, liked most of it, and thus I became interested in his Socionic type.
I suggested a type, but I suggested that as a starting off point for discussion -- not so I can "run with it," you know? If I thought I knew his type for sure, I wouldn't make a thread about the guy. I'd just run with it in my own mind, you know?
In this case, I don't know his type. That's why I'm asking.
Alice Cooper is an interesting person, I think. The first shock rocker, an ex-alcoholic, friend of John Lennon, Groucho Marx, and Mae West among others. He's now a Christian and speaks about "Alice" in the third person... He's a great Socionic study, in my opinion, if one's willing to take some time.
Socionics.com had him listed as ENFp for a long while, for what that's worth.
Yeah, I had also read on one of the websites that he was EII, and the fact that I like him suggests that this is probably true. I sometimes hear him on the radio as the dj for 'nights with Alice Cooper.' A long time ago I even bought one of his albums, and I didn't normally buy 'heavy metal' music, so this was an unusual exception. However, if nobody had told me he was EII, I wouldn't have guessed it right away, just simply from not knowing what to look for.