It's for the better and for the worse.
Around female coworkers and friends, everyone is much more open about their problems. It’s like there’s a natural affinity that everyone shares.
Around male coworkers and friends, I find it’s harder to confide in each other, and the only time it happens is when you are with someone that is very close. Even with really close/childhood friends, it’s rare amongst my guy friends to open up.
I don’t consider myself someone who likes to be intimate. I like to bottle things up and be by myself. But the first time I came out to another girl, crying and hugging out all my pent-up emotions is nothing I found or had with my male friends. (RhythmicalBeats)
Most people treat me much better. My opinion is much more respected and taken into consideration, when I claim to be on the fence about children, others are more understanding and don’t try to convince me that I’ll change my mind or I’m inherently selfish. People don’t harass me on the street or make disgusting sexual comments and expect me to fall madly in love.
Women in general are treated much worse in society than we expect. Now that I’m living my life as a man, I’ve noticed the world is much more accommodating of me. (Politcally_Financed)
The way men speak to me (as a woman) is crazy different. Way more friendly; I’d say almost flirty. I’m not attractive as a guy or a woman, and a lot of my interactions are online, so it’s not that.
People assume I know less about my job than I do (software development), but are much more accepting of my skills than I thought, people just act way more surprised if I know some obscure function or language.
In my work life, people also seem a bit more tolerant if I make a mistake, which is quite annoying as I need to learn from them. People are more likely to explain something to Mr, even if I try to explain I already know the thing. I’ll be talked over more.
In public, women will smile at me more, men don’t move out of the way when walking, taxi drivers are a bit more polite, but also talk less. (sudojess)