We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
What that "dysfunction" seems to mean is that one is a lousy boss of oneself. A useful concept, I think. People who achieve their goals make rational, practical plans, follow their plans, and are good at taking orders from themselves. When they tell themelves they are going to do it, they do it.
If Plan A doesn't work, they already have Plan B waiting in the drawer.
I think people vary enormously in their executive functioning.
Frontal lobes. Some are damaged by drugs or head injury, but unnoticed. It's one of the reasons strictness (though not abuse) is often beneficial, bringing in other parts of the brain - fear, affection - into support for the weak area. Heck, most of us benefit from this at some period in our lives, especially in training. Eventually you have to fly solo, and if you can't, put yourself in a situation where you have to keep up account. A pastor I knew found it hard to be disciplined in his Bible reading, so he made himself volunteer to teach. The deadline imposed by the class made him produce, where he would not have had he relied only on his daily motivation.
You can trick yourself into doing the right thing by painting yourself into the right corners.
Assistant Village Idiot