Here are my cheat sheets to help you calculate the Benchmark or Unique Ability in case you're out and about and don't have the program handy. Benchmark Keys.pdf (8.0 KB) Unique Ability Critical Flaw Keys.pdf (8.0 KB) If you need, I can explain them, since they're pretty confusing.
First, the Benchmark Key. To figure out the Benchmarks, we need to know the following things: the Resolve, the Problem-Solving Style, the Driver, the Outcome, the Judgment, and the Overall Concern. My key uses the Situation Concerns, so we'll do the same. Let's say my story has a Changing Concern and is Change, Intuitive, Action, Success, Good. If we look at the chart, we get... Changing. Well, the Benchmark can't be the same as the Concern, so we go to the little table beneath it. The table says that if you get the same thing as the Concern, it can be either the Companion or the Complement. The Companion must be Intuitive, and the Complement must be Logical. My story is Intuitive, so the Benchmark is the Companion of Changing, or Past. Ta-da! This works the same for every Domain, so if you had a Concern of Doing, then the Benchmark would be Understanding.
The Unique Ability one works the same way. I used the Past Issues, but let's do it with the Becoming ones instead. To determine the Overall Catalyst, we need to know the Growth, the Problem-Solving Style again, the Overall Issue, and either the Outcome or the Judgment, depending on the Problem-Solving Style. Suppose we have an Overall Issue of Responsibility (bottom-left), and the story is Start, Logical, Success, and Bad. Since the PSS is Logical, we need to look at the column marked Left. We go to the table and find that the result is Prediction. That corresponds to Commitment in the Becoming block. It's hard but not impossible to have the same Catalyst or Unique Ability as the Issue, but luckily, that isn't the case here.
Now that we have that, we can figure out the Inhibitor. The only thing we need now is the Resolve. Let's say my story is Steadfast. When the story is Steadfast, the Inhibitor is the Companion Variation in the same Type in the Companion Domain. I know that's kind of confusing, so I've simplified with the charts below. With those charts, simply find the Companion Variation to the one you've selected. Commitment is in the third chart, and it is companion to Closure. That means Closure is our Inhibitor. If we had chosen Change, then you would pick the Dynamic Pair (Morality for Commitment).
Once you've found the Benchmark or Unique Ability/Catalyst for one Throughline, the other ones are exactly the same. So if Commitment is my Overall Catalyst, then my Main Character UA is Delay, my Impact Character UA is Hope, and the Relationship Catalyst is Self-Interest. For the Steadfast version, all of the Throughlines do those same movements (so the Inhibitors/Critical Flaws are Closure, Attitude, Rationalization, and Openness, respectively.) If the Benchmark for the Changing Throughline is Past, then the Doing Throughline's is Understanding, the Being Throughline's is Planning, and the Impulsive Response Throughline's is Memories.
I promise, it's way easier than it may seem!