Individualism is the Moral stancepolitical philosophy, ideology, or social outlook that emphasizes the moral worth of the individual.

Individualists promote the exercise of one's goals and desires and so value independence and self-reliance and advocate that interests of the individual should achieve precedence over the state or a social group, while opposing external interference upon one's own interests by society or institutions such as the government.

Individualism is often contrasted with totalitarianism or collectivism. Adapted from Wikipedia Liberals value individual Freedom.

One difference between Liberals and Social Democrats is that Social Democrats like Socialists value the group revatively highly. After all the group is a collection of individuals.