In the Psychodynamic approach leaders would often encourage their followers to face their fears and to stop anxiety by motivating them. Leaders do that so that followers can find their inner self. In the situational approach, leaders adapt their style to demands of the followers, so leaders tend not to push their followers to do something they think the follower cannot do.

In the Psychodynamic approach, leaders motivate their followers by determining the followers behavior. In the situational approach, the leaders look at the competence and commitment level of their followers and then they decide to either coach, support, delegate, or direct.  

The Psychodynamic approach is mainly supportive due to the fact leaders they help their followers find their inner self.