Christopher Robin is the only human character in the Winnie the Pooh franchise. He is known for his cheerful and compassionate personality and is someone that Pooh and his friends respect and care for. Christopher Robin's kind virtues earn him the status as Pooh's best friend, aside from Piglet. Although he is only a child, Christopher Robin is much wiser and more mature than the majority of the other characters. However, when you analyze him from a psychological perspective, it can be determined that Winnie the Pooh and his friends were created from the imagination of Christopher Robin. Imaginary friends are a psychological and social phenomenon where a friendship or other interpersonal relationship takes place in the imagination rather than external physical reality. This psychological phenomenon can be used to explain why Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Kanga, and Eeyore are stitched up like toy, stuffed animals. In some studies, imaginary friends are defined as children impersonating a specific character (imagined by them), or objects or toys that are personified. However, some psychologists will define an imaginary friend only as a separate created character. Imaginary friends can be people, but they can also take the shape of other characters such as animals (this is depicted by Christopher Robin). Also, young boys tend to make male imaginary friends which explains why all but one of the characters in the Winnie the Pooh series are male. Imaginary friends are most common in school-age children. They reveal, according to several theories of psychology, a child's anxieties, fears, goals and perceptions of the world through that child's conversations. Clearly, Christopher Robin created Winnie the Pooh and his friends to cope with the struggle of growing up into an older adolescent and explore the world around him (this is why the characters always embark on a new adventure).