Yes. It has reminded me of the manners and respect my Mom and Dad tried to instill in me as a child. Let's just say I've embarrassed myself like fart in church but I'm learning.
I also believe Aikido attracts a specific anti violent type of personality, whether the individual is a jerk or not.
"Associate not with evil men, lest you increase their number." I believe this statement also works in it's opposite form.