One of my friends referred me to this particular socionics.com article, regarding Mirror types relations. Even though I am admittedly not a large fan of the socionics.com website, I found something really peculiar pertaining to the quote below (and especially, the bolded region):
The rock band RUSH (i.e., the three guys in my avatar) fits entirely the bolded region of the quote. They are a triad of extremely talented musicians who are all absolutely part of the alpha quadra. Now, here's the thing: I am pretty definite on two of the three type members (who play the role of Mirrors in this three person arrangement). What I want to know is the role/type of the third person with relationship to the two Mirror members.Mirror partners are often very good friends. When they work together on the same project, their mutual correction and adjustment becomes a constructive criticism that is usually accepted as useful. The main discomfort in these relations is caused by the difference in Judgement and Perception between the partners. Mirror partners generally agree about setting near future goals, but disagree about global aims. Mirror relations usually lack warm atmosphere between partners. This situation normally changes in presence of a third person who is Dual to one partner and an Activity partner to the other.
1) Geddy Lee (center in my avatar) is the lead vocalist and bassist of the band. He is very clearly an ILE, and I strongly think that he has some rational subtype (for now, let's just say for argument's sake).
2) Neil Peart (left in my avatar) is the drummer and lyricist of the band. His nickname is 'The Professor' due to his highly articulate and brainy vibe, yet somewhat emotionally detached member of the band. Definitely an LII. Subtype unsure although my guess is due to his worldly exposure to a wide range of ideas (without actually being an ILE).
3) Now, the third member, Alex Lifeson (right in my avatar) who is the band's guitarist is a likely alpha SF. In this regard, he will either be Geddy's Dual or Neil's Dual. The question is: Which one is he?
Taking an initial stab at this, my initial guess is that Geddy and Alex are Activation partners, and hence Neil and Alex are Duals. My reasoning for this is that since they are more 'up-front' in terms of a) their availability for interviews (more than Neil), b) their location at stage right and stage left (respectively) while Neil is slightly more in the background behind his large drumkit, and c) their combined role in laying out the music (while Neil does the lyrics and drums).
I don't think that this is sufficient evidence to confirm the Geddy-Alex Activation and the Neil-Alex Duality. So I would like to get something a bit more substantial to support or refute this.
So in a nutshell, is Alex an ESE or a SEI? How does all this fit together? What do you think?