Bob: I’m doing the video speeches for this celebration thanking the three brothers. Do you have anything to say? How have they influenced you?

Sue: I’d like to thank them for giving me an intuition that has been invaluable in my daily life. Also, they have given me a general attitude of enthusiasm, and made me more self-sufficient, creative, and spontaneous.

Bob: Wow! How else have they affected you?

Sue: Well, Aaron has made me adventurous and courageous, Sam has made me more independent and optimistic, and Lenny has made me more confident and loyal.

Bob: Great! So… all positives then?

Sue: Well, on the other hand, they can make me bossy, quick-tempered, and melodramatic at times, but I am working on that!

What are the real names of these brothers, and what are they?

Hint #1

All three brothers are very warm, no doubt

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    $\begingroup$ Aaron Sam Lenny - ASL - American Sign Language ?! $\endgroup$ – Ben Frankel Apr 23 '15 at 19:06
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    $\begingroup$ Could they be hormones or neurochemicals perhaps? $\endgroup$ – A E Apr 23 '15 at 19:07
  • $\begingroup$ Comment on behalf of @WillHansen - Is this a Harry Potter reference? $\endgroup$ – Joffan Apr 23 '15 at 20:00
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    $\begingroup$ Moe How(A)rd, (S)hemp, and (L)arry, obviously. $\endgroup$ – Jiminion Apr 23 '15 at 20:00
  • $\begingroup$ @WillHansen It is not a Harry Potter reference. $\endgroup$ – JLee Apr 23 '15 at 20:20

Thanks to the hint, the three brothers are

the three Fire signs of the Zodiac. People born under the sign of Aaron/Aries are known to be adventurous and courageous. People born under the sign of Sam/Sagittarius are more independent and optimistic. People born under the sign of Lenny/Leo are confident and loyal.


people born under these three fire signs are known to be bossy, quick-tempered, and melodramatic at times.

  • $\begingroup$ I'm having some trouble editing the spoilers. Can someone help? $\endgroup$ – rikitikitik Apr 24 '15 at 3:16
  • $\begingroup$ I totally posted this first ;-) $\endgroup$ – marcman Apr 24 '15 at 3:16
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    $\begingroup$ marcman you did, but this had more explanation, and you didn't mention "fire signs", but I still upvoted your answer $\endgroup$ – JLee Apr 24 '15 at 3:16
  • $\begingroup$ Put a horizontal bar ---- between the two paragraphs. You'll need blank lines separating the bar so it doesn't format as a heading. $\endgroup$ – Random832 Apr 24 '15 at 3:17
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    $\begingroup$ @JLee Does your comment explain how a person can have 3 signs when they can only be born on one date? (I'm not really familiar with astrology.) $\endgroup$ – pacoverflow Apr 24 '15 at 3:27

They are:

Constellations in the Zodiac: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius


Partial Answer (Thanks to A E)

Could it be that:

Aaron is Adrenaline, which makes makes people more adventurous and courageous. Sam is Serotonin, which helps make people 'feel well' and become more optimistic. As for Lenny...He is still a mystery to me.


OK, following the theme of matching initial letters, let's go with

- Alcohol
- Self-esteem, and
- Love.

I have severe doubts about at least one of these :-)

Let's try these ones:

- Art
- Science
- Money (aka filthy Lucre :-) )

... and failing that, totally abandoning first letters:

- Family
- Work
- Church

  • $\begingroup$ @JLee - would you prefer I split my answer attempts up, or just append them like this? $\endgroup$ – Joffan Apr 24 '15 at 0:28

Ok, initial gut reaction, because it's 3 elements that influence behavior:

Id, Ego, and Super-ego


  • $\begingroup$ +1 for an answer that makes sense, but none of those are correct. $\endgroup$ – JLee Apr 23 '15 at 22:48

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