I've read this word while searching the meaning of a preposition here
But it was another confusing word to me, could you please explain, if you're exprerienced, what does it mean?
Vom Typus her streng, aber mir gegenüber[...]
It just means that the someone in question is not exactly of a casual breed, but rather of Victorian nature, stern in character.
Here’s two suggestions for an English translation:
Of a stern type, but toward me… (he never raised the hand.)
Strict of type, however towards me… (she’s quite approachable.)