I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on getting to know your characters. I'm dealing with writing a character which I love as a writer, but would never associate with in real life. In the past I would get to know a character by imagining myself interacting with him/her. I can't imagine that because I would immediately want to get away from this character. I've thought about doing things like imagining this character going with me through my day, but the character is from a different time in history, so that just doesn't help me develop my story. Any advice? How do you get to know characters you love to hate (or even maybe scare you a little)?