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But being different may be easier for males than females.

Being exceptional — unusually skillful, smart, creative or otherwise more capable than the norm — may include a judgment both by others and ourselves as being an “outsider.”

Gifted and talented people can experience a self-defeating aversion to expressing talents that might separate them from other people. Girls and women may be especially sensitive about fitting in, and deny their capabilities, find it hard to recognize and embrace their abilities, and have a low sense of entitlement to be exceptional.

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I’ve never been one to go for gender stereotypes, but well, as a guy, this kind of works better for me. =).

But selfish jokes aside, it is hard sometimes to be different. It’s a challenge, I guess, but it’s worth it.