The Happiness Science Framework
Happiness is subjective and varies for each person, so we decided to use internal, external, and outer circles as our context to categorize all of the domains and elements that contribute to happiness. We divided the context based on their significance and contributions to happiness.
We have nine domains and sixty-four elements in total. The internal context is for the domains and elements that originate and inhabit each individual (i.e their values, emotions, skills, and traits). Domains in the internal context contribute the most significantly and affect an individual’s happiness. Four domains are in the internal context. The external context is for the domains and elements that included someone’s involvement in an activity, interpersonal relationships, and community. And outer circle context shows how the environment can affect someone’s happiness.