@aeon My brother is also autistic, “further along” you might say than myself (something interesting going on in my family I guess) and is a disastrous slob. I would go so far to say that he simply doesn’t know how to clean things, and if he does, he just doesn’t care anyway. He does do laundry (after wearing each item multiple times), but I suspect it’s probably because his friend who he works with but who he’s known since elementary school gently teased him about it when he started working in the office.
Yet he’s also a germaphobe - I’m actually surprised he doesn’t just wear gloves everywhere, because he uses his shirt or coat sleeve to touch anything in public, especially doors, and has what can fairly be described as odd, not-scientifically-founded requirements about food safety, among many other examples.
So, a mix of Kit and what you (Raita) describe about yourself. Me, I’m obsessive about laundry and things like dishes and bathrooms, but easily fall into organizational disarray (and mild hoarding). There are also autistic people more like you’d stereotypically think who are obsessive about everything being neat, tidy, and clean, but everyone I know is their own unique mix, and significant slovenliness is quite common as far as I can tell.
BTW I was born in 1986 and normally I’m the kid around here
Speaking of which, in terms of generations, I don’t feel millenial because in popular parlance people who are teenagers now are usually still included, but “kids today” are really very different from people my age in significant ways. You (Raita - I’ve been switching between replying directly to you and to others/the group, sorry to be confusing ) are really in what I’d consider the tail end of my generation, and I think it wouldn’t be too hard to argue a cutoff even older than that. That said, my perception may just be from being into computers and on the internet years before other people my age - the internet being basically the defining separator of my generation, and ubiquitous internet (at least in terms of popular perception, I realize that’s far from true) being the separator for the next one, in my mind.