When it comes to chores, do you lack the motivation to do them and do them mostly only when you absolutely have to?
I feel that most chores are unnecessary/unimportant so I usually do them only when I have to do them (i.e. - if I have no clean dishes left I'll wash them, if I spill something on my bed I'll clean my sheets, if I spill lots of stuff on the floor I'll clean it, etc.).
It's, for example, very hard for me to understand why some people vacuum their floor every few days . . . to me it just seems like unnecessary work. Don't get me wrong - I'm not a complete slob or anything, I just feel that most non-aspies put way too much importance into making things look almost unnaturally clean and tidy. As an aspie, I can't understand the reason why people put so much importance into this.
I'm very certain that this lack of much care has to do with me being on the spectrum. Lots of us on the spectrum could care less about how neat and tidy things are. I think this maybe has to do with the fact that most of us have very weak or non-existent social lives which means that we don't really have anyone to impress. I believe that most NTs like to have this "neat and tidy" image to have a good image for friends who could show up at their home. I mostly don't care about how clean and tidy my stuff is because, well, I don't have anyone to impress. :no:
If I had friends and/or a girlfriend, I'd at least be a bit more neat and tidy.