When it comes to fights about whose turn it is to empty the dishwasher, it’s actually a clash of different personality types. Dr. Karyn Gordon, a relationship, marriage, and family expert, explains that there are 16 personality types, and only half of them are focused on organization, structure, and cleanliness.
Since opposites often attract, one partner may be extremely neat, while the thought of dusting may not even enter into the other person’s mind. “Explain that cleanliness is important to you, and you understand that it may not be that important to them,” Dr. Gordon advises. Teach them what to do and calmly let them know why neatness is something you prioritize.