This is an aspect that has given me the best results in my 25 years of experience with my pupils.
Horn players are used to play, perform, and only think as horn players. It is perfectly understandable, our instrument deserves it.
But we don’t have to forget that the orchestra is a collective with many instruments and very different friends. The concept “democracy” is not very used in an orchestra, because the conductor has to deal with all the players, and in somehow, the conductor is in charge of all of them,
This is because is really important to think in sounds, intonation of chords or different colours for the group. We have possibilities to create our sound and be an important part of the orchestra, but always adapt these qualities for the group.