Question - correlation

In module quiz 2.5, question 3, the choice B is “when one variable is above its mean, the other variable tends to be above its mean as well.”, this choice is right.

But i can’t understand, because i feel that correlation just describe the relation between 2 variables when they are changing. (e.g. variable X becomes larger, then if correlation is 0.25, there are some possibility that variable Y will becomes larger as well). But in this choice, it actually describes a absolute value (above mean or not). Can anybody help me?

The larger a variable is, the more likely it is above its own mean.

now i understand, thanks!

My pleasure.