Running head: OUT OF THE MIRROR 1 Out of the Mirror A Workbook of Healing for Adult Children of Covert Narcissists A Literature Review and Experiential Project Presented to the Faculty of the Adler Graduate School _____ In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Adlerian Counseling and . "The typical adult from a narcissistic family is filled with unacknowledged anger, feels like a hollow person, feels inadequate and defective, suff. As this adult child of a narcissist grows, he or she feels entitled to this same treatment, expecting others to act in the same way the parent did. Sound familiar? Then there is the scapegoat, the outcast, the family member or members that take the blame for anything and everything that goes wrong.