Among trans people there has always been (more or less) two distinct camps namely: those who understood and accepted themselves early versus those who did not and, if you have read this blog for any length of time, you know which camp I fell into.
I used to read the web pages of crossdressers who saw themselves as deviants and advocated for stopping a practice they had identified as a bad habit. Conversely, I would also see pages where the individual embraced themselves to the point of exuberance.
The very same phenomenon played out on the transsexual side of the spectrum where some people transitioned after they had absolutely run out of road versus others who understood themselves sooner in life and resolved to do what they must to be authentic versions of themselves.
To a great degree I attribute the difference to personality type, life circumstances and to what extent the person bought into a narrative that was given to them by society. The more of an individual you were early on, the more likely you would rebel against something which did not work for you. Growing up in the mid-20th century or before meant that you were more likely to feel the overbearing weight of pressure than one would feel today and ignoring the dictates back then was almost guaranteed to get you ostracized. This helps us understand why early-transitioning transsexual women put such emphasis on stealth transitions.
Today we are less likely to see this phenomenon of two camps play out because trans kids can be identified much earlier and even those who tend towards obedience to messaging can escape much of the oppressive weight most of us who are older experienced. Whether they are simply gender variant or need to transition, the effect of simply being supported will make all the difference.