Acting like a military professional would be less annoying than being Spock's clingy, petulant girlfriend.
It's a new Star Trek
for a more clingy, petulant generation.
Well the joke's on me because although I haven't been able to bring myself to watch STID again after my first viewing experience (a first for me with any Trek
film), the Spock+Uhura relationship is one of the things I actually liked about the new movies.