Tester Types The E-Book


(Heather) #1

@akazukin asked me yesterday where the Ministry of Testing Tester types came from. It’s not the first time I’ve been asked the question so I thought a Club post pointing to the original article made sense. If you follow the link to Tester Types - The e-book it will take you to the origins of many of the MoT monsters you see today.

The Enforcer

Enforcer

The Drama Queen

Drama-Queen

The Comedian

Comedian

The Magician

Magician

The Chuck Norris

Chuck-Norris

The Explorer

Explorer

The Checklister

Checklister

The Sage

Sage

The Socialiser

Socialiser

The Automator

Automator

The Wanderer

Wanderer

The Micromanager

Micromanager

The Nitpicker

Nit-Picker

The Expert

Expert

The Drafter

drafter

The Networker

Networker

The Intellectual

Intellectual

So, which type of tester are you?


(Nina) #2

I’m definitely the socialiser! :socialiser:


(Will) #3

I think I drift around each type… like a meta Wanderer :wanderer:


(Kate) #4

I have rather strong Magician :magician: tendencies, with leanings into Explorer :explorer:, Sage :sage:, and Intellectual :intellectual:.

Or more simply, I’m a mess.


(Heather) #5

I prefer the term unique :wink:


(Gregory Paciga) #6

I think I’m at least a little Enforcer :enforcer:, Magician :magician:, Explorer :explorer:, Checklister :checklister:, Sage :sage:, Expert :expert:, Intellectual :intellectual: … and probably more!

I’d love to put together a quiz of a bunch of A/B questions that give you a breakdown. It’s sure to be a hit on buzzfeed.


(Kaarel) #7

I think my team thinks I’m the :chuck_norris: type. The one who breaks everything.


(Heather) #8

And what type do you think you are? :smile:


(Kiran ) #9

The enforcer, explorer, socialiser, micromanager, intellectual and sometimes comedian :joy: vary with situation and conditions :grinning:


(gordon) #10

In my head I am some combination of the Expert, the Explorer and the Magician.


(Heather) #11

Two new tester types added in the past few months

The Toolsmith

Toolsmith

The Coach

Coach


(Gem) #12

I’m a little bit wanderer, a little socialiser/networker, a teensy bit intellectual, and a little bit of a nitpicker when needed :smiley:

Occasionally I’m a magician!


(Beren) #13

There should be a Tester Type - personality test. Like MBTI or Insights.
You fill in 20-100 seemingly random questions, add some data based algorithm: TADA, that’s your Test Type and you’re put in a box! :smiley:
Not sure if useful, but definitely funny.


(Noel) #14

As a Chuck Norris fanatic - it’s hard for me to imagine him as an “animal” with a “bad attitude” and I’m not sure he’s ever sweared in his life! This Tester Type reminds me much more of the Tasmanian Devil!

Tas


(Gregory Paciga) #15

There should be a Tester Type - personality test. Like MBTI or Insights.
You fill in 20-100 seemingly random questions, add some data based algorithm: TADA, that’s your Test Type and you’re put in a box! :smiley:
Not sure if useful, but definitely funny.

I’ve had this on my to-do list every since I found the ebook :slight_smile: Was thinking of putting something simple together and hosting it on my blog. I better get on it now that the idea is public! Once I get a POC together it would be fun to crowd source questions; I’m thinking a bunch of “would you rather” questions that contrasts pairs of tester types.