Yes, absolutely. This is what graduate school and CFAR workshops are for. I used to say both of the following things back in 2013-2014:
that nearly all of the value of CFAR workshops came from absorbing habits of thought from the instructors (I think this less now, the curriculum’s gotten a lot stronger), and
that the most powerful rationality technique was moving to Berkeley (I sort of still think this but now I expect Zvi to get mad at me for saying it).
I have personally benefited a ton over the last year and a half through osmosing things from different groups of relationalists—strong circling facilitators and the like—and I think most rationalists have a lot to learn in that direction. I’ve been growing increasingly excited about meeting people who are both strong relationalists and strong rationalists and think that both skillsets are necessary for anything really good to happen.
There is this unfortunate dynamic where it’s really quite hard to compete for the attention of the strongest local rationalists, who are extremely deliberate about how they spend their time and generally too busy saving the world to do much mentorship, which is part of why it’s important to be osmosing from other people too (also for the sake of diversity, bringing new stuff into the community, etc.).