I think that's because you have control -- you choose yourself whether to go to the dentist or not (and you can stop and leave at any time), so the dentist is seen as an NPC and not as an independent agent.

Interesting, since I have unwanted anger towards my computer when it causes me bother, I should try to think of my computer as an NPC.

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by MrMind 1 min read31st Mar 2015180 comments

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