I'm looking for the appropriate English term for what I'd call a "große Persönlichkeit" in German.
- This is not about someone who is famous,
- neither about someone who tries to appear superior than others by making them small
- but means someone who is wise, reflected, (possibly brave), emotionally stable and independent (in the positive sense), superior (in a way that doesn't oppress but rather the opposite) and has a good influence on other people, also by being a good example
- This rough translation of a more or less idiomatic rule of thumb may also help to explain: A "große Persönlichket" will help other people to grow, while a "kleine Persönlichkeit" (small? personality?) will keep people down/small(?)/oppress people in order to seem larger (?)
Actually the last point is the context I want to explain in English.
I'm really unsure which of the "groß" (great/large/big/?) terms is appropriate and whether to use personality or character or something else.