As a male, especially when I was young, I lived up to the male and macho image, having a short fuse and doing what was expected. Deep down have always been an empathetic person and have a soft nature which found myself talking and associating with girls who would discuss quite intimate things with me quite comfortably. Over time, and the work I did, I learned to temper all of the negative attributes to work to my advantage and achieve the desired outcomes for the situations I was in. The feedback was that I was a very calm person, in control and a nice person, that as a male. So having those qualities already helped make a seamless transition into life and work all but burying the macho side of things. Although I have my moments, as we all do, the comments from others say that I am a nice person but am I a nicer person in my female persona? I feel better and am happier, that’s for sure and perhaps as nice as I can be and certainly nicer than that male years ago.
So in a roundabout way the answer is yes!