I've grown quite fond of sturdier champs and for the most part I enjoy maining Malphite and sometimes Nasus. Now that I'm out of the "I have no idea what I'm doing" ELO, I've come across a new kind of teammate that drives me nuts.
We'll call him the, Overly-aggressive-super-chaser-I-can-kill-2-of-them-in-this-1v3-blew-my-ultimate-on-a-1v1-I'm-carrying-you-all-with-my-10:10-KD's-bra.
While this player usually isn't bad, they're very much high risk, high reward players, and in my experience they either single handedly win a game for your team or sink it.
I tend to take the opposite approach. I don't like to get involved in fights where I know we don't have the upper hand. I like to be ganking from the bushes, and running away when I'm outnumbered. Seems like most of my teammates have the opposite instincts. They want to stay and fight any battle, trying to take out as many opponents as possible before they're brought down. More often than I like, I find myself using my ultimate trying to save reckless teammates than helping tip the scales in a team fight.
So, for you non-carry types, what's your stance on leaving your carries out to dry? Is our role to do our best and blindly follow them, sacrificing ourselves hoping they can win the fight? Or do we just shake our heads hugging a tower while we watch our carries roam the forest and fill the chat logs with "I told you so"? Is knowing when to run a skill most don't possess, or do I need to ball up and throw myself in headfirst like the rest of them?