Mirrors are evil I used to have a mirror at the end of my bed, After a month or so seeing my face first thing after waking up made me seriously upset I had to move it.
As for mistaken for female It has happened rarely it happened alot more when I was in my early teens only occasionally now... It's tied into probably the most bizarre emotional reversals and has confused my behaviour for a long time.
Compliments given to me by friends often unintentionally hurt my esteem. And Insults or beratements often strengthen it.
"Stop begin a girl about this."
"Grow some balls!"
"Come on... Be a man."
I then tend to mutter something under my breath like "I never asked to be a man." doing this of course is unwise as in the situation that person who said something like the above always thinks your insulting them.
Conversely begin complimented in a masculine manner actually hurts my esteem.
"Thank you kind sir. Your a good man"
"Wow What a gentleman."
"If only there were more men like you."
Ugh... ¬_¬ Reversed feelings Makes you feel like your living a lie. Like guilt but it's not because you know it's sadly true and infact only I perceive myself as female.
Begin mistaken for a girl especially when your not trying dose make me feel good, however I have to accept the apology that usually follows to avoid insult. Of course if friends are there they will try and build up your ego unintentionally doing a whole load of damage in this uninformed attempt.
"Oh hey don't worry about it you don't look or act anything like a girl I can't see how anyone could ever see you as one."