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I have been following an interesting discussion going on at the moment in Linkedin which asks for ONE word to describe a Tester’s characteristics.  There are so many qualities/skills a tester should possess but it’s amazing to see how different people attribute different qualities as a MUST-HAVE for a tester.

I take this opportunity to create first ‘listicle’ on my blog (yes, people are more attracted to articles in list form, aka listicles…and why not they are so much more readable).

So here we go, marvelous testers with these wonderful qualities (in Random Order):

I have also taken liberty to add my views as emoticons/comments

*  Curious  ……………………. must have but upto a limit, don’t let curiosity kill the necessity!

*  Disciplined ……………………… like it goes for all other roles !

*  Creative……………….. yes

* Thorough / Creatively Thorough…………agree

* Passionate…………………… yeah ..in breaking 🙂

* Unbiased………………………..hmm..don’t let anyone influence you!

* Logical…………………………..yes, very

* Questioning……………………..yes

* Cognitive……………………..spot-on!

* Inquisitive………………………………much required

* Reliable……………………………………:)

* Tenacious………………………………..yes

* Playful…………………………….:P

* Articulate……………………………..yesssssssssssss

* Enthusiastic………………………….very

* Pedantic………………………..depends !

* Conscientious…………………yup

* Methodical ……………………………….always..even while doing exploratory testing 🙂

* Level Headed……………………………hmmm

* Courageous.………………….to fight many battles

*  Scientist……………………… ??.

* Persistent…………………… yes ..for each of your bug…..

* Kaizen………………. Hai ( Kaizen is a Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices, personal efficiency and Hai = Yes in Japanese!)

* Confident……………………….. yeah

* Communicative……………………..absolutely

* Distinguisher  (distinguishes between correct and incorrect)……………………

* Keen…………….. ………………… to know everything 😀

* Thick-Skinned.………………….. lol

* Destructive…………………………………….. but constructively :)!

* Skeptical…………………………………..most of the times!

* Good…………………………….applies to everyone..right?

* Human…………………………………….lol

* Patient…………………………………..certainly

* Workaholic …………………………….. Why??? 😦

* Unintimidatable……………………..Affirmative 🙂

* Heroic……………………………….yup!

* Detail-Oriented.………………………….undoubtedly

* Devil……………………………… WTH?? :X

* Resilient……………………………agree!

* Quality………………………………surely!

* Experimental…………………………….definitely yes !!

* Fearless………………….. absolutely fearless!

* Analytical………………………………………always And all the time

* Fast-learner……………………………………………..By all means..yes

* Team Player……………………………………..yes, yes, yes

* Apolitical………………………………………………..Lol

* Observant…………………………………yup

* Pro-active.……………………………………. as much as possible

* Listener………………………………and a good one!

* Needed……………………………………. ALWAYS

* Crafty………………….. umm..sometimes

* Cynical……………………….maybe ??

* Flexible……………………………………not so much!

* Scrutinizer………………………………….yeah…..

How many can you associate to yourself!!

 

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