Hello Emma, I'd like to help you with your question.
It is possible for you to have connected with your boss on a certain level. You both just went through a very stressful time and this was probably the first time you had a chance to talk on a more personal level. That would create the connection you felt. And it could be that your boss felt your energy and was influenced to match it. While that could have been caused by the level of energy you had because of the hypomania, it is also very common for people who have a lot in common to match each other in conversation and other minute body language. It happens mostly when the two are close in personality and have similar shared experiences. For example, if you have ever had a friend that you liked a lot and you picked up a behavior or saying he or she is fond of. As people we learn from others and pick up behaviors sometimes without knowing it.
It is easy to feel that you came across stronger than you probably really did
. Most people see their own behavior as more influential than it really is most of the time. It's very common to be self critical and to analyze conversations you have with others, sometimes over and over, to be sure you came across the way you wished to.
If your boss felt there was more to your behavior and conversation than needed to be, he probably dismissed it to the stress
you have been under or just your excitement over having a break. Most people will explain behavior from someone else using the easiest and less harmful explanation as possible. Next time you see your boss, be a bit more reserved if that helps. But I'm sure he thought nothing of it except how much you both had in common and the fun you had together.
I hope this has helped you,
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