My old Aussie Friend, used to use this term…”Panic Merchant”. Defined as a person who buys and sells panic in the marketplace with other humans.
You might know a panic merchant (I can be one at times no doubt). They get enraptured by the newest thing/cause/crisis/celebration, or whatever the social universe is positing about and quickly buys/sells the story without looking deeper.
Often times a panic merchant will both buy and sell panic at the same time with their communication. Hence, being a merchant.
I try my best to not believe everything I hear, read and observe in our media driven culture. I also try not to be a panic merchant by remaining in presence and staying aware of my amygdala’s power.