This teacher did a great character study on the BFG. I think that's an excellent choice for character study! I also like to stress the difference between character traits and actions, then connect the two. Awesome anchor chart from oneextradegree.blogspot.com
Fact: Anti-socials, narcissists and sociopaths percieve these traits as weaknesses; flaws in the human condition that only serve to put people at a complete disadvantage in terms of day to day functioning.