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How would you describe a good friend
With two hours until Harvey has to be at Citi Field in Queens, he decides he has time for some quick shopping. "Do you know the store John Varvatos?" Harvey asks, saying the name of the menswear designer as if describing a friend he met recently. "So cool." Since moving to the city, Harvey has formed a tight, Jedi-apprentice bond with , the goalie for the Rangers – a man known as much for his style as his ability to keep the puck out of the net. "Matt's very funny," says Lundqvist. "He calls me sometimes and says, 'Let's go shopping, teach me some stuff.'" Harvey has no shame in admitting that his fierce competitive streak extends far beyond the pitching mound. "He always makes the best-dressed lists," he says of Lundqvist. "Well, I want to be on ."
Here is a list of words that describe a good friendship: affable, affectionate, amiable, , attentive, available, believable, brave, caring, cheerful, considerate, cordial, discerning, easygoing, empathetic, faithful, forgiving, funny, generous, gentle, giving, good listener, heartfelt, honest, humorous, kind, loving, loyal, nice, optimistic, punctual, reliable, responsible, sensitive, sincere, sociable, sweet, sympathetic, tactful, thoughtful, trustworthy, truthful, warm, warm-hearted, winning, and wonderful. Individual differences in 7- to 9-year-olds' descriptions of a best friend were investigated by using an adaptation of the interview used to assess mothers' mind-mindedness () in describing their preschoolers (). While all children mentioned friends' behavioural characteristics and over three-quarters included a physical description, only 54% of children used a mental attribute to describe their best friend. To explore potential reasons for individual differences in children's mental descriptions, investigated whether performance on the friend description task related to concurrent use of internal-state language when narrating a wordless picture book, and to children's theory of mind (ToM) abilities as assessed using strange stories task. Children's mental descriptions of their best friend were highly positively correlated with their use of internal-state language during the book-narration task, suggesting stability in children's tendency to invoke internal states either when describing a friend or when explaining and interpreting the events in a book. In contrast, internal-state language use on neither task related to children's ToM performance. Meins et al. argued that having a ToM does not necessarily mean that children will spontaneously use their knowledge of internal states when representing and interpreting other people and their behaviour. has also recently discussed this notion of a competence–performance gap in children's mentalizing abilities.