[Question] How Can Rationalists Join Other Communities Interested in Truth-Seeking?

Last week, Davis Kingsley wrote about rea­sons one might want to di­ver­sify one’s “friend­ship port­fo­lio.” I com­mented that if this, be­ing on LessWrong, was aimed at a ra­tio­nal­ist au­di­ence, it’s my ex­pe­rience many ra­tio­nal­ists are in­tro­verted or shy enough, some have difficulty join­ing new groups of friends out­side the ra­tio­nal­ity com­mu­nity as well (though of course there were sev­eral com­ments on Davis’ posts about the benefits of hav­ing just a small, con­sis­tent group of friends in a sin­gle com­mu­nity, worth con­sid­er­ing). How­ever, Ruby com­mented with an even greater rea­son why some ra­tio­nal­ists who might want friends be­yond the ra­tio­nal­ity com­mu­nity nonethe­less pri­mar­ily stick to the ra­tio­nal­ity com­mu­nity:

I sus­pect there are challenges for ra­tio­nal­ists in join­ing new com­mu­ni­ties be­yond in­tro­ver­sion. I’ve found it jar­ring to be get­ting along with some new folk and then peo­ple start say­ing ridicu­lous things, but worse, hav­ing no real in­ter­est in de­ter­min­ing whether the things they say are ac­tu­ally true. Or even when they try, be­ing ter­rible at dis­cus­sion. I don’t need to nit­pick ev­ery­thing or cor­rect ev­ery “wrong” thing I hear, but it is hard to feel like be­liefs aren’t real to peo­ple—they’re just things you say. A perfor­mance.
There are peo­ple out­side the ra­tio­nal­ity com­mu­nity who are fine at the above, but be­ing used to ra­tio­nal­ists does in­tro­duce some novel challenges. It’d be nice if we ever ac­cu­mu­lated com­mu­nal knowl­edge on how to bridge such cul­tural gaps.

So, I thought I would ask.

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