Máximo Thomsen: the psychological profile of the rugby player who broke down in tears and testified at the trial

There are multiple witnesses who saw him hit Fernando Báez Sosa “viciously” at the exit of the Le Brique bowling alley, and even one of them said that he was doing it “with intent to kill”. Each and every one of them pointed at the figure of Máximo Thomse, making him one of the most questioned throughout the trial against the eight rugbiers.

The accusations against you promptly they made him break down and confess what happened in the early morning of January 18, 2020 in Villa Gesell. In this way, Thomsen broke the so-called “pact of silence” that those involved maintained as part of his judicial strategy.

But, how can you analyze their actions? from a psychological profile. Some experts were encouraged to offer their opinion based on what has been publicly observed so far.

Psychologists recognize that there are in him “traits compatible with psychopathy”which has the characteristics “impose on another”, “not feel guilty” and “stand out from the rest” at any cost, among other particularities.

“The psychopath has certain behavioral characteristics that make this type of crime possible. Since, there were and will be people who fight at the exit of a bowling alley, but not stopping your behavior when the person is lying on the bloody floor is a very strong indicator of disregard for human life”, explains the graduate in psychology Irene Sirianni, who works as an expert witness in the National Judiciary.

“The psychopathic profile is in this special need to stand out from the rest, to impose itself on the other by hook or by crook. The psychopath has this special need to do special things, as the leader of a group that does different things.Sirianni detailed.

“Blaming someone else for an action that I clearly did is psychopathic. It is putting the guilt outside. The feeling of superiority and impunity with which he operated is also based on not perceiving the other as a peer, as a human being, but as an object to fulfill an end, which in this case was to demonstrate his effectiveness as a leader and the imposition of his own laws on another”, he concluded.

For his part, expert psychologist and forensic clinician Alejandro Farji understands that “The picture that emerges from the defendants is psychopathy, a picture that does not appear to be a mental disorder, but is one of the most serious”.

And he clarified: “So serious that it has no cure due to its characteristics, namely: there is no awareness of the disease, that is, they do not suffer from symptoms, they become character traits and are egosyntonic; there is no feeling of guilt, therefore there is no need for punishment; It is a serious narcissistic disorder, where what prevails is the discharge of aggressive impulses, not reflection”.


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Máximo Thomsen: the psychological profile of the rugby player who broke down in tears and testified at the trial