If you watch ENT Tuvok is a very humble representation of his species.
GROAN! I am an ENT fan, though it ranks lowest on my faves list. But I HATED the portrayal of Vulcans in that series. I'm positive that there are many who share my feelings about this. (I'm relatively new to the BBS so haven't seen any threads on this though I know they exist.) Spock's legacy tainted!
And you have me puzzled, D.O.. How could you have attitudes like the ones you've expressed and be a fan of a show that often sounds themes of tolerance and understanding? You need to watch "Darmok", my friend, and absorb what it teaches.