I have been taking estrogen for over six years now. I often wonder if I made the best decision with acting on instinct, but seeing the world from the eyes of both dominant genders has given me insight into the nature of masking that I would have not had without such a journey.
I’ve also had insight from HRT regarding the interaction of biology and personality. Whether I like it or not, sex hormones have affected my thinking at times, be it from the increased aggression that came with testosterone or the illogical mood swings brought on by my first experiences with estrogen. Neither hormone brought empathy or compassion, however.