A score of 3 on the Government Sanctioned Role Potential side of the spectrum indicates that Government Sanctioned Role Potentials characterize of the large majority of potential influential roles. Some unlawful actors are capable of acquiring and maintaining influential roles; however, they must maintain connections to the power elite, and disguise their practices thoroughly. State and non-state actors must contend with public opinions in these environments to ensure they do not gain the attention of law enforcement and regulatory authorities.

-Government Sanctioned Role Potentials include participation in organized and regulated business and political systems, organized groups (religious, labor, activist), etc.
-Extra Government Role Potentials include violence, bribery, ideological persuasion, etc.