Read event description and select whether intents/reactions apply for the event.

Full Instructions     (Expand/Collapse)

You will read a sentence fragment depicting an event, and be asked to choose whether the given intents and reactions are likely for this event.

Events are short phrases possibly involving participants. The names of specific people have been replaced by generic words (e.g. PersonX, PersonY, PersonZ). PersonX is always the subject of the event. The phrase may also contain "___", a placeholder that can be an object, a person, and/or an action.

Your task is to determine whether the listed intents/reactions make sense, using the following definitions:

  1. PersonX's Intent answers the question: "why does PersonX willingly cause the event?"
    NOTE: Some events might not be caused willingly by PersonX ("none" intent), in which case you should indicate whether you think PersonX causes the event.
  2. PersonX's reaction answers the question "how does PersonX typically feel after the event?"
  3. Others's reaction answers the question "how do other people typically feel after the event?"
    Other people could be either explictly mentioned (e.g. "PersonY") or implied to be included in the event (e.g. a "classroom" usually contains students).
    If the event could sometimes have other people and sometimes not have them, then answer the questions including those other people.
    NOTE: Some events won't involve any other participants ("none" reaction), in which case you should indicate whether you think other people are affected.

Notes on the events: some of the events may be figurative.

Notes on intents/reactions: some words individually may not make sense, but might when combined with other words. For example:
"show" "appreciation" for PersonX gives PersonY ___ as a gift (see below)

Examples     (Expand/Collapse)

Event possible PersonX's intents:
PersonX wants to (be)...
possible PersonX's reactions:
PersonX feels...
possible Others's reactions:
Others feel...
PersonX takes the test pass the class ✔ relieved ✔ disappointed
get the job done confident ✔ none (no other people involved)
successful ✔ happy grateful
help satisfied proud
PersonX goes to the movies enjoy the sport satisfied friendly ✔
hang out with friends ✔ help help
entertained ✔ happy ✔ none
helpful friendly ✔ satisfied
relax ✔ energized entertained ✔
PersonX gives PersonY ___ as a gift kind ✔ loving ✔ none
helpful energized appreciative ✔
show appreciation ✔ giving ✔ satisfied
help PersonY proud grateful ✔
PersonX is very worried none (not willingly caused by PersonX) relieved worried
get away from something nervous ✔ annoyed
ready afraid ✔ sad
find something ✔ frustrated none (no other people involved)
PersonX yells at the classroom get revenge relieved concerned ✔
get attention ✔ nervous helpful
be heard ✔ frustrated ✔ none
helpful ashamed ✔ interested
relax ✔ scared worried ✔
PersonX draws the line catch up like a good person thankful
make a point ✔ important ✔ none (no other people involved)
be in control ✔ accomplished intrigued
none responsible ✔ initimidated (if other people involved)




1) PersonX's intent: "none"

1) PersonX's intent: "${xInt0}" — Is this a possible intent that PersonX has for the event "${event}"?

2) PersonX's reaction: "${xRea0}" — Is this a possible reaction that PersonX has to the event "${event}"?

3) Others' reaction: "none"

3) Others' reaction: "${oRea0}" — Is this a possible reaction that others have to the event "${event}"?
(others: PersonY, implied partipants in the event)

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