A few of my thoughts are in here, as a half psychopath.. who is not really a sociopath, I sever connections, I don't build them.
It is not about who you build yourself to be, it is about how you navigate the traumas that face you for years, then what remains and explaining that 'it lives'.
They never recognize the rights of others
They do if logic at the highest levels dictates it is proficient of a lifeform to conform with, for example, ethicality.. with regards to universal survival tactics.
Feels entitled to certain things as "their right."
It has become over the centuries that certain rights are spoken of with regards ethics and the conclusion of mankind, therefore they defend vigorously rights, as do other people... I ask you, if you had been married for 40 years and marriage was your way, would you demand the right to be allowed to re-marry.. If your wife left?.. They would.
Pathological intent to strip rights resides in the perpetuators of 'psychology' upon others as 'flawed'.
Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.
If so needed with regards to the previous above notions, no doubt, though is it not the entire truth that you too will say for example, 'democracy is far better than any other system, even those not mentioned, as yet'.
Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.
Also it is plausible that one can be such and loyal to death, that they prefer their own personal strength, should not mean they are evil and about to pop, at targets completely un-irritatating.
I would concede however they are more prone to pop at minor irritation than others sometimes or rather some cases perhaps. Or even long seated memories, whether those memories are reconciled already 'in overwhelming force' or not.
They will take whoever stands in their way down, though the alternative is not provided in reasonable terms if they do.
Emotional calm does not belong to the 'happy, Mr. Normal' as much as he pretends, relative to this, 'popping' is often over emotion. Your sociopath ceases to remind you of that, it gets tedious, since 'he is just the bad guy' to you.
When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.
Their promises would be real if they were not lied about so often, to raise attempts at emotion, which to most simply fall into themselves, is not easy, it is quite the chore, you complain you want that then, moan that its fake.
Incapacity for Love
Love is the dwindling emotion which you all will lose, in its place will be a faded memory of what 'should be' you are just sweeter sociopaths.
Need for Stimulation
Living on the edge. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal. Promiscuity and gambling are common.
Of course, life's dull, though promiscuity is choice as the rest, it takes two for that.
Physical punishment is too normal yes. Verbal outbursts are not so bad, though they do test incessantly the boundaries, they see often that the other people learn a sense of greater control of their selves and thus have helped, helped by giving you, that stoicism and center you wanted as a man or unafraid women.