As a tester, I'm supposed to know how I do good testing. If something asked of me takes me away from that or makes me partially go away from that, I shouldn't stand down without a good discussion.Know Your Ground -
I know my ground. I stand my ground. I negotiate and experiment, and move. But the starting point is that I know where I'm coming from and where I'm going. I believe this is a big part of why I love my work as much as I do. I'm not a victim, I'm an active player.