In some situations I can be somewhat of a Jerry myself.
I am deaf, and have poor short and mid term memory. I have evolved ways around that but it involves lists of tasks, like the earlier little role play where:
"Sure, that sounds great, we all like to have a good time, but we have a mission here and there's work to be done. We need someone to pick up where you left off when you went to Missoula all day today. Everyone here is pitching in but you are not and we're getting pretty fed up with that. We want you to be successful. Tell me what would make that happen".
"I'M F*****G TIRED, OKAY? THIS PLACE SUCKS! YOU ARE ALWAYS MICROMANAGING BUT YOU NEVER TELL ME WHAT TO DO! YOU'RE AN F*****G P***K!"
"So you want less hands on management from me, but more precise instructions. Got it. Jerry, why don't you tell me exactly what you need to succeed here and maybe we can figure it out together, okay?"
Jerry can either be extreme or be reasonable.
For me, if in a group situation where some leader is verbally assigning tasks: Jocelyn you're in the kitchen doing this, that and the other, Evan, you're in Ant Village doing this that and the other, Josh, Basecamp, fix this, do that, then go fetch Todd Parr from the airport, Rhys, you do this that ad this other thing...
Say that I get 5 tasks... I'm deaf enough I may only hear three tasks, so if I don't pipe up and confirm exactly what I have to do, then come the end of the day and debrief, I may think I have finished my three tasks and am having a well earned break, while others my think I am slacking off and only done three of my five tasks.
An Expectation/Perception gap exists.
Plus with my memory gapping out on me, By the time I'm into task two, I may have forgotten that task four exists... I think at the end of the day, yep, all done. Head Honcho checking up on everyones completion has a different idea of whether everything is finished! It's pretty common to look in the pantry before a trip to the supermarket, figure I need this product, go shopping, come back and start unpacking, and there is this reproachful hole staring at me which should have a new box of whatever filling it, I just forgot it, Again.
I for one am much more comfortable with a list of tasks, say a whiteboard somewhere with what jobs are due to be done so I can A) know what I have to do, B) Can check when I have finished what I remember having to do to make sure I haven't overlooked a task. and C) see that someone I know is not good at some task that I am comfortable with, has that task assigned to them, so I may if I have time wander over and lend a hand.
It is all a case of knowing your limitations, and engineering ways to sidestep obstacles.