This actually mirrors my own experience with my LII cousin and his ESE dual. They are both very happily married and their children are also likewise mostly happy and value my attentions. I am confused as to how, in hindsight, I likely offended them yet they never seem to notice and still appreciate my presence and opinions.
I guess this is because "Quasi-Identicals" share a very high dimensional understanding of their base functions. The LII actually knows in great depth and detail how
work and can easily imagine how their "shadow" would approach, deal with, and/or otherwise act in a given situation.
The difference is in what they'd do personally. Gammas are more prone to relying on the maxim of brute force and how if it isn't working you aren't using enough. Delta's would agree, but with their own caveats due to
. Alphas are similar, but their version of "brute force" is social. If they aren't conceding to the overwhelming group consensus you just aren't ostracizing them hard enough. Beta types would agree with us with a similar caveat. They would/do think there's some
"better" way to go about it over the "orbital bombardment" approach I'd likely recommend to be used if the enemy force fails at
so hard they, well, deserve it.
Surely, there is some lesser step on the escalation ladder that'd achieve the same result right? For them, perhaps, yes. For us? Well, if we're even engaging in Orbital Bombardments it's because it is literally the best and fastest way to resolve this issue with the minimal loss of life. People think ILI's are amoral robots who only care about achieving their own goals regardless of the cost. If you truly know one and consider one a friend I dare you to tell me we're actually like that.
We may outwardly appear to be automatons, but put us under pressure, put us in a situation where someone
has to make a sacrifice. We're the ones who will do so. After all, someone
has to do X and, well, if nobody else can be convinced to do what they ought to do that leaves it to me.
As a point of curiosity, you ever find yourself in a similar position. Y'know. Everyone else refuses to do/fulfill a given job/duty and you do it, begrudgingly, because you know that if you don't the whole operation will go to shit either metaphorically or literally?