My male BP is the meanest snake I've ever seen. I can't even put my hand in his cage to change his water without drawing a hiss and strike out of him. He's only got me ~3 times, but every one of them drew blood. He's never just faking either, he strikes without warning, and almost leaps out of his cage to do so. I've checked him for parasites with nothing, and also treated him for them when I had a few snakes develop them, so I know that's not the problem. Guess he just doesn't like me.
These days I have resorted to throwing a pillowcase either over him, or the hide he is in before I can do any cage maintenance.
My female on the othe hand, is the tamest snake I own. So I guess it all depends.