Nice to see several taekwondo practitioners. I've practiced, competed, and taught most of my younger life and also dabbled a lot in Muay Thai.
Having hand to hand experience absolutely changes your perception of social situations and can be a huge confidence booster. Learning in a full contact setting also gives you a nice edge if you're ever in a position to use it.
After a bad back injury, which ironically wasn't training related, I had to give up the lifestyle for a while, but the intuition you gain is always there.
In hindsight, I wish I had focused on Muay Thai over all else as a kid. It's much more effective on the street compared to other traditional martial arts.