...why receptacles have inherent "personality traits" in the form of skills? I get that the TIME agents would embody the physicality of their receptacles (if your consciousness is in the body of a big brute, of course you'll be a formidable fighter). But why, for example, if I'm just borrowing the body of the girl cannibal, would I actually want to eat people? Not to mention, you'd think that would break some sort of agency ethical code and be discouraged.
You're obviously not 100% in control, or else you wouldn't have the addict freaking out when he runs out of cocaine, or the other guy who refuses to kill off weakened enemies, etc. It seems that some of a receptacles strongest urges/most defining traits still seep through.